Incident 98/2009

The Team Leader of Rossendale and Pendle MRT contacted our Deputy Team Leader Geoff Seddon directly requesting the Bolton MRT assist with an incident in RPMRTs area, as RPMRT were deployed elsewhere.

The incident was yet again to assist NWAS (Manchester) with accessing / evacuating a casualty from a home address, due to the snowy / icy conditions underfoot and snowbound / ice bound road surfaces.

Our Deputy Leader Geoff Seddon responded directly in his Land Rover Freelander, backed up by team member Steve Nelson in his Range Rover.

Geoff was on scene in the Ramsbottom area at 12.55hrs, and together with Steve and the St John Ambulance Brigade vehicle crew who were attending the incident on behalf of NWAS (Manchester), managed to get the 73 year old male casualty to the SJAB vehicle some 80 yards away, by using an ambulance patient chair, and carefully wheeling it / carrying it along the snowy / icy road.

The casualty had suffered a fractured left arm, and was taken to hospital by the SJAB vehicle.