The final callout of 2021 was mid-afternoon on New Year’s eve (15:15 31/12/21), when the team were contacted by Greater Manchester Police about an ongoing incident near Greenbooth Reservoir, Nr Haywood, Rochdale.
A walker had fallen and injured their ankle, reportedly unable to walk and in considerable pain, the team was mobilised and deployed towards the location.
The team arrived at the RV, whilst a local team member had also deployed directly to the What 3 Words location provided. Once at this location, it transpired that the casualty was no longer there, and there were possible reports they had managed to make their way to a local resident’s house and were no longer on the moors/hillside.
After communications with both the police and ambulance service, it indeed transpired they had managed to self-rescue and then the resident at the property they got to, had taken them on to the hospital.
As you can imagine this is always good news – we want the best possible outcome for the casualty! But please, if for any reason you do no longer require ourselves, or for that reason any other of the 999 emergency services please do call back (on 999) and pass this information on to ensure that the resources can be deployed elsewhere if needed.
The team stood down and returned the vehicle to base for 17:00, in time to get home to families and celebrate in the New Year… Oh not forgetting many remaining on-call still just in case!
The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a fully voluntary organisation that 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.