CALLOUT 28 – Call to assist NWAS and the PoliceJuly 17, 2023
CALLOUT 30 – Call to assist NWASJuly 17, 2023
Sunday afternoon (13:20 16/7) saw the team deployed for the second time of the weekend.
The team was contacted by the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) to assist the North West Air Ambulance Charity with an incident near Clowbridge Reservoir. A casualty had fallen from a horse and suffered potentially serious injuries and upon arrival, the air ambulance crew requested the teams’ assistance to get the casualty to the helicopter due to the terrain.
The team was deployed and made their way to assist with transferring the casualty to the air ambulance. Once team members were on scene they packaged the casualty into the MIBS (multi-integrated body splint) stretcher before carrying them to the awaiting air ambulance for onward transportation to the hospital.
Once the air ambulance was airborne and leaving the scene the team began to stand down, however, unfortunately, whilst returning one of the team vehicles suffered a tear to the side wall of the tire. this meant not only were the vehicle and team members temporarily unavailable should they be needed elsewhere, but also that this will subsequently need to be replaced to ensure the team can remain fully operational.
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.