CALLOUT 71 – Call to assist the North West Ambulance ServiceOctober 1, 2021
CALLOUT 73 – Call to assist with incident at Hurstwood ReservoirOctober 10, 2021
Yesterday evening (17:32 9/10/21) the team were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust with regards to an injured person on Pendle Hill who had been bitten by a dog. It was believed there had been multiple dogs fighting, resulting in both the casualty’s injury and potentially having killed another dog on the hill.
The team was deployed and arrived at Pendle Hill alongside police officers. Once informed it was indeed safe to proceed, the casualty was given pain relief and treated for several bite wounds, as well as a heated blanket and cas bag to try to keep them warm, before being transported to Blackburn Hospital for further medical attention.
Once the casualty was dealt with and on route to the hospital, team members diverted attention to recovering the other dog. However, as they started to ascend the hill they were met at one of the gates by a dog, clearly injured, but defiantly alive! The animal was taken down to its owner who took it on to seek further veterinary care.
As a team we are very aware that this is an emotive topic, both for people to read as well as for our team members involved; for this reason, can we remind people to please keep comments positive!
We wish all the casualties the very best.