Yesterday (Tues 26/01/21) the team were contacted by the police with a concern for the welfare of a driver who had become stranded on Rooley Moor Road.
It is believed the driver had followed their satnav up to the top of the pass, where they became stranded much earlier in the day. The team were contacted by Lancashire Police at 20:20 as the driver was still at the location with their vehicle, and unable to make their own way down on foot due to a previous medical condition.
A very limited response, Two team members and the team’s 4×4 Hilux were deployed to access from Rochdale up the icy and snow-covered track. Fortunately, whilst en-route they received word from the police that a family member had been able to get to them, and they were now down and safe. The team members responding therefore stood down and returned to base, cleaned down the vehicle ready to the next call.
As the MREW slogan goes: “So much more than mountains!”
The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a fully voluntary organisation which responds to those in need in our local community. The team is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.
You can help with the work we do and support the team by texting ‘RPMRT’ and an amount (ie ‘RPMRT 10’) to 70085 to donate today. Alternatively, donate online at www.justgiving.com/RPMRT or further options including setting up monthly donations available through www.donr.com/rpmrt