It has been a busy and hot few days! We hope you are all coping in the heat – please stay safe and be very aware of the risks of both wildfires and swimming in cold water as per other posts and items shared…
00:10 18/7/22 – Monday morning, a request to a 16yr old fitting in Burrs Country Park. The initial call from the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) had gone to our colleagues at Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, and it was decided after a quick discussion to leave them running with the call as they were already mobilised and had members on scene. That was of course unless further assistance was required and we would then mobilise the team’s assets too. See the post on Bolton’s page for more information.
01:40 18/7/22 – Just an hour and a half later we received notification from Lancashire Police for a report of flares seen near Hameldon Hill, Accrington. The police were investigating and after a discussion and an initial police crew had attended the area, it was decided there was not enough evidence to mobilise the team further at that time.
18:35 19/7/22 Tuesday evening saw the next call for the team, this time to assist NWAS with an RTC where a vehicle had left the road and was down a steep embankment near Littleborough. As the team was mobilised, Oldham Mountain Rescue Team were also contacted as this was the boundary between both teams. However, with some team members en route and vehicles preparing to leave the base, we were stood down.
The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a full volunteer 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.