Incident 70/2009

Whilst responding to the previous incident our Team Leader was contacted by NWAS (Manchester) at 17.34hrs, regards this second concurrent incident, with the report of a woman having fallen from a rope swing in the Kersall Vale area of Kersall Dale, Manchester, an area of dense woodland on steep ground alongside the River Irwell.

A second call out page was made at 17.38hrs with responding team members now split between two incidents. Arriving on scene, off Bury New Road, Kersall Vale, at 17.52hrs, our Team Leader met up with responding NWAS (Manchester) personnel who had splinted the 25 year old womans suspected spinal injury and administered pain killing drugs.

A joint Bolton MRT / NWAS stretcher party evacuated the woman on our Troll Alphin MR stretcher to the waiting Ambulance at 18.21hrs for onward transfer to hospital.

The following resources were involved in this incident;

  • Bolton MRT, 5x Team members and our BM3 vehicle.
  • NWAS (Manchester) HART 1 response vehicle, 2x Emergency Ambulances and an
    Area Operations Manager.

Passing by near the conclusion of the incident, and stopping to offer assistance, were two members of the local community based first responder organisation, Hatzola Medical Team.