Incident 72/2011

At 13:52 this afternoon, the team was paged by NWAS (Manchester) Belle Vue ECC, for assistance at an incident involving a resident in the rear of his property, where he had fallen injuring himself in his garden at Lever Park Avenue, Horwich, at the entrance to Lever Park, Rivington.

Due to the location of the male casualty in his large garden and the nature of his injuries, the team was required to assist the NWAS (Manchester) Emergency Ambulance crew already on scene.

Fortunately at the time of our being paged, Team member Chris Tennant was at our Bolton Fire Station vehicle garage, carrying out some maintenance work, and an immediate initial vehicle response was made.

Our first team member on scene was Diane Blakeley at 14:02, quickly followed by other responding team members, with our Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulance vehicle ‘BM3’ arriving on scene at 14:10.

Working jointly with the NWAS crew, the injured male, who had fallen from height, sustaining upper arm injuries and also suffering the onset of hypothermia, was treated, and evacuated out of his garden to the waiting NWAS Emergency Ambulance at the roadside, on a SAR Alpine Lite Mountain Rescue Stretcher.

By 14:23 this incident was stood down, with the casualty on board the NWAS Ambulance.

Eleven team members were involved in this incident with a further six stood down responding.