CALLOUT 12 – Water Team Requested by NWASMarch 26, 2023
CALLOUT 17 – Call to assist Lancashire PoliceApril 10, 2023
CALLOUTS 13 to 16
It’s been a busy 48 hours for the team with 4 callouts.
The weekend was already a busy affair with the annual hill assessment for our trainees in The Lakes. The trainees were put through their paces with the core skills required in ropes, medical, and navigation and all did an amazing job.
On Sunday members hadn’t been back an hour when 2 callouts came out. The first job was reports of a lady walker who had a suspected ankle injury sustained whilst out on a group walk. The team quickly responded and after the initial assessment, gave pain relief, and splinted her ankle however due to delays with ambulances, some of the group agreed to transport her to A&E.
At the same time, another job was being reported in Lee Mill Quarry, Bacup. Thanks to our colleagues in the neighboring team Bolton, who assisted with responding to that job and dealt with the casualty being treated and transferred by Helimed to the hospital. At times teams can be stretched and it is a brilliant testament to the joint working and close relationship we have with other statutory services and other MRT’s when we need to support each other.
Monday then wasn’t any quieter…
Around 14:00 we had reports of a 12 y/o boy having had a bike accident in Lee Mill Quarry. Some team members responded direct to be first on the scene to carry out an initial assessment where a suspected dislocated right shoulder was found. Due to the mechanism of injury, it was decided to call Helimed who was flying nearby and responded in 5 minutes. The team then packaged the brave young lad to get further treatment in the hospital.
Lastly, the 4th and final job came in from our colleague at Greater Manchester Police of a vulnerable missing person. The team was tasked to search an area around Pendle – no further information at this time.
The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a full volunteer organization 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.