CALLOUT 34 – Call to assist Greater Manchester PoliceOctober 2, 2022
CALLOUT 36 – Call to assist NWASNovember 20, 2022
On Sunday afternoon (2/10/22 12:00) almost like clockwork as the water team was finishing some training at the River Ribble, a call came through from Lancashire Police
to assist a casualty who had fallen injuring their ankle at the top of Ogden Clough, Pendle Hill.
The volunteers who had been on water training along with others who were also on-call were deployed and made their way towards Barley.
Our Buggy was deployed to drive as close as possible over the top of Pendle, whilst other team members made their way from Upper Ogden Reservoir. Once the casualty’s location was confirmed, further team members followed from Upper Ogden with the required equipment to safely extract the casualty.
Their injured leg was splinted before they were placed on our bell stretcher and carried a short distance to meet with the buggy. They were then transported over the summit of Pendle and down to Barley, where they planned to make their own way to the hospital for further medical attention.
Team volunteers then returned to the base and sorted out the vehicles and equipment along with the water kit used in the morning training. A big commitment with some members having arrived at the base at 08:30 this morning and finally departing at 17:30 to get home to family and any weekend plans still remaining.
As ever, we wish the casualty a speedy recovery.
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.