Sep 2 2011
This afternoon the team was paged at 13:55 hrs by NWAS (Greater Manchester) regards an accident in the Daubhill area of Bolton, involving a 83 year old male walker who had fallen in fields close to his house sustaining a serious leg injury.
At 14:00 hrs a full team pager call out message alerted the entire membership to the vicinity of the incident location.
At 14:16 hrs our first team vehicle (BM2) arrived on scene with team members, Mark Scott, Louise Jorgensen and Ged Clarke on board to meet the responding NWAS (Greater Manchester) Emergency Ambulance crew (From Highfield Ambulance Station) and proceeded with the wife of the injured walker to the incident scene.
By 14:24 hrs three team vehicles were on scene with 12 team members available to assist with the casualty.
The injured man was stabilised by the ambulance staff and mountain rescue team members on scene using the team’s vacuum splints and heavyweight casualty bag and evacuated from the field, on a Mountain Rescue SAR Alpine Lite stretcher, to Moorland View, where he was put into the NWAS Emergency Ambulance at 14:42 hrs, which then departed shortly afterwards for Royal Bolton Hospital.
Three team Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulance vehicles responded, alongside NWAS (Greater Manchester) resources.