At approximately 18:30 last night (08/06/21) the team were called out but the Northwest Ambulance Service to a 13 y/o boy who’d been out mountain biking over the moors near Holcombe and came off his bike causing a nasty suspected collar bone fracture.
The Northwest Air Ambulance were on en route at the same time as the team were responding on blue lights.
On arrival at the RV, a local farmer was kind enough to direct us to the casualty’s location. Mobile 2 was able to get within 25mtrs of the scene whilst the remaining team walked on foot.
After an initial assessment and some pain relief, we transferred the casualty to our bell stretcher and carefully got him off the hill and to Mobile 2 to be transferred to the land ambulance waiting at the main road.
We must say the young lad showed true grit with what is a particularly painful injury. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the hill again soon enjoying the countryside with his mates.
The team packed away and got back to base to put the vehicles away ready for the next job.
Last night was one of those typical coincidences where a number of members were already en route to base to undergo their Casualty Care recertification exam, needless to say, it’s been postponed but nothing like hands-on events to keep skills up.
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’ to 70085 to donate £3 today.