Incident 22/2002

No less than 5 minutes after this incident, we were called by Lancashire Ambulance Service to respond to a report of a female who had ’fallen over a cliff’ at White Coppice. In addition to ourselves, Bowland Pennine MRT were also called. Since the casualty was not where she had supposedly fallen, a search of the quarry by ourselves, and members of Bowland Pennine MRT, commenced. On scene (in addition to the MRT’s) were a paramedic crew from Lancashire Ambulance, Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire Fire & Rescue crews including their Rope Access team, the air ambulance, Helimed 08, and the GMP Air Support Unit (India 99). Amazingly, it later transpired that the girl who had fallen had not sustained any injuries, and had simply walked out of the quarry – but had neglected to find her friend to let her know that she was okay!