4 call outs in 5 days for the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team

4 call outs in 5 days for the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team, on Tuesday 17th January 2017 the rescue Team was in to Gisburn Forest for their first of 3 call outs attending a male teenage mountain biker who had fallen on the Hope Line sustaining hip damage. He was treated and evacuated by the rescue team along with help from the North West Ambulance Service Paramedics

2 mountain bikers were treated and rescued after falling in different incidents whilst Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team and Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were out training in the Gisburn Forest mountain bike area on Saturday 21st January 2017. The second incident of the week saw Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team treat a 54 year old male who had fallen on the 8 loop and damaged his shoulder and suffered pains as a result of his fall. He was treated and advised to go to hospital.

The third incident and call out of the week saw Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team and Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team members at Gisburn Forest in a joint call out attending a male aged 41 who had fallen at the difficult skills section. Both Rescue Teams along with the North West Air Ambulance from Blackpool treated the casualty, who had sustained head and shoulder injuries, before he was stretchered to the helicopter for onward transportation to Royal Preston Hospital.

A total of 30 mountain rescuers, all of whom are volunteers, and the Rescue Team off-road Landrover Ambulances were used during the first 3 incidents. We wish all 3 injured mountain bikers a speedy recovery and wish them the very best for the future.

The fourth incident and call out in 5 days was a search for a missing 34 year old male from the Lancaster area during the early hours of Monday 23rd January 2017. A total of 15 mountain rescuers were involved in the search when the news arrived that the missing person had been found.