CALLOUT 40 – Call to assist NWAS is snowy conditionsDecember 10, 2022
CALLOUT 43 – Call to Assist NWASDecember 13, 2022
CALLOUT 41, CALLOUT 42 & A Standby
Yesterday (10/12/22) turned out to be quite a busy day following on from callout 40 yesterday morning – and all of this was on top of providing first aid cover at a race during the day too!
🚨 CALLOUT 41 🚨
Yesterday afternoon at around 4 pm, just as the light was fading, we got a request from Lancashire Police to assist two walkers who were disorientated on Pendle Hill. The team was deployed their location was confirmed with phone find technology. A couple of our volunteers used our ATV Buggy to gain as much height as possible in the conditions before continuing to meet with the two casualties on foot. Other team members met at the RV in case further assistance was required or they were not found where expected and a search needed to be completed.
They were well prepared for their adventures, but as ever the cloud, light, and snow lead to somewhat more difficult navigation at times. We would like to say that they very much made the right call rather than risking getting further lost and away from landmarks etc, but as ever, remember to be #adventuresmart
🚨 STANDBY 🚨
Whilst this was ongoing we also got a standby request from the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) control for possible assistance in the weather with some roads unpassable, however, due to the ongoing incident, and no further issues later into the evening/night, this didn’t lead to the team being mobilised.
🚨 CALLOUT 42 🚨
As the Pendle job was finishing, at just after 5 pm, the Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team, one of our neighboring teams in the region was deployed with the assistance of 4 walkers on the moors over towards Howarth. Initially, they requested assistance from Holme Valley as we were still finishing the job on Pendle, but with multiple casualties and the possibility of a very lengthy carry-off, at 7 pm they contacted us too for further assistance.
We deployed two vehicles along with 7 team members to go and assist. Fortunately, all casualties were able to be walked off with assistance, so team members helped with some equipment back to the RV point before being stood down and returning to base by approximately 10 pm. We will share details in due course.