Jul 26 2011
At 15.21hrs this warm and sunny afternoon we were paged by NWAS (Manchester) Belle Vue Control, to assist with an incident at one of the Wilton Quarries following the report of an accident to a climber.
Greater Manchester Police had received a 999 call from the group involved, and had passed the call onto NWAS (Manchester), who in turn had also mobilised the North West Air Ambulance, Helimed 08 from Blackpool Airport, alongside ourselves.
As some team members were still at our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ from an earlier event (See earlier ’news’ report on today) our BM1 and BM3 Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulance vehicles were able to make an immediate response. (Alongside our Team Leader who was in a meeting in Bolton Town centre)
An NWAS (Manchester) Emergency Ambulance crew from Bolton North Ambulance Station were already on scene (Having arrived at circa 15.12hrs) and were already dealing with the casualties injuries.
He had suffered a very painful pelvis / top of femur injury, as a result of an abseiling accident, and had been initially treated and comforted by members of his own party.
At 15.53hrs our last attending vehicle, BM3 arrived on scene.
With the adjacent Scout Road temporarily blocked for safety reasons by GMP and a team vehicle, at 16.07hrs Helimed 08 lifted off for the short and quick flight to Royal Blackburn Hospital.
The following resources were involved and deployed to this incident;
- NWAS (Manchester) Belle Vue Control.
- NWAS (Manchester) Emergency Ambulance, Bolton North Ambulance Station, crew Paramedic / Technician.
- North West Air Ambulance helicopter, Helimed 08, from Blackpool Airport.
- Greater Manchester Police, Divisional Van, one Officer.
- Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, Three Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances, 17x Team members on scene and a further 3x Team members stood down responding.