Incident 40/2010

At 17:58 this evening our Team Leader Garry Rhodes was contacted by the Team Leader of Rossendale & Pendle MRT, Andy Simpson, to request our assistance at an incident in Ramsbottom, where an NWAS ambulance was stuck on the icy road and where they also required assistance in transporting a patient to the ambulance.

As Rossendale & Pendle MRT’s resources were already deployed on another incident, we were asked to attend on their behalf (as this particular incident in Ramsbottom lay within RPMRT’s operational area).

Team members arrived on scene at 18:04, followed by team member Steve Nelson at 18:18 who attended in his own Landrover (Steve lives in nearby Tottington). They all accompianed the NWAS crew in treating the patient, transporting the patient to the ambulance, and then carefully lowering the ambulance downhill using the team Landrover’s vehicle mounted winch.

Completing this incident on scene at 19:08, team members then returned to our Ladybridge Hall base at 19:20.