CALLOUT 07 – Call to assist stranded sheep near LittleboroughFebruary 22, 2022
A huge thanks to P3 Computer ServicesMarch 17, 2022
At approximately 12:35 the team were called out to a 14-year-old student who had been out on the Pendle in a small group and as the weather closed in, it became increasingly colder.
Some team members at the time were supporting the local Polish centre in Bury, helping with supplies being packed and shipped to Poland to help refugees.
On responding to the callout it was evident we were dealing with a suspected hypothermia case.
Located at the top of The Nic of Pendle, at the corner of Ogden Clough we assessed the casualty. After some dry clothes, a vapour barrier and 30 mins in our cas bag, we got him warmed through and then up walking about to be transferred to our Polaris and taking down The Nic to the land ambulance for further checks.
We must say, the students were supported by teachers but they were all grossly underprepared for Pendle Hill, with inappropriate footwear and clothing and no real understanding of the outdoors or basic medical should a situation as this occur.
Over the years we’ve experienced whiteouts, blizzards, regular dense and freezing fog and gale force winds… Pendle should never be underestimated.