May 26 2011
This evening the team was paged at 19.45hrs by NWAS (Lancashire) regards an accident on the moors involving a 51 year old female horse rider who had fallen from her mount, sustaining injuries.
Shortly afterwards a full team pager call out message alerted the entire membership to the vicinity of the incident location.
The horse rider involved had been out riding in the company of a friend from the nearby yard, when she fell from her horse, on the lower eastern slopes of Turton Heights, just above the track to Clough House Farm off the B6391 Greens Arms Road.
Around 20.15hrs our first team members (John Dickinson, Neil Warburton and our Deputy Leader Geoff Seddon) arrived on scene to meet the responding NWAS (Lancashire) Emergency Ambulance crew (From Rossendale Ambulance Station) and a solo crewed NWAS (Lancashire) Rapid Response Vehicle from Blackburn.
One feature of this incident was the unseasonal low temperature, made worse by a very strong wind.
By 20.23hrs our first team vehicle arrived on scene, our BM6, followed by two further team vehicles at 20.30 / 20.31hrs respectively.
Three team Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulance vehicles responded, alongside NWAS (Lancashire) resources.