Incident 99/2009

We were paged at 12.33hrs by NWAS (Manchester) Control to assist an Ambulance stuck on a snowbound / ice bound road with a casualty, in the Little Lever area of Bolton.

Our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE responded directly in his car, backed up by our BM1 and BM3 Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulance vehicles. Thanks to team member Craig Lamb for co-ordinating this response.

Arriving on scene on the housing estate, with very icy roads, Garry in advance of BM1 and BM3 arriving, met the crew of the Ambulance vehicle which was stuck on ice, with a female casualty suffering abdominal pains shortly after giving birth aweek ago.

Thankfully with the use of Garrys snow shovel the Ambulance was able to get off the ice and on its way to hospital, just as BM1 arrived with two crew members aboard.

Our BM3 vehicle was stood down on route with a solo crew member as was one other team member. This incident was concluded at 13.25hrs.