Incident 37/2012

The team were contacted today by NWAS (Greater Manchester) Control Room at 12:22 hrs. to request assistance with an incident in Horwich. A full team call out page was sent to the team at 12:27 hrs. and on arrival at the incident site, Rivington Pike, they were approached by former team member and United Utilities Ranger Andy Ryding to be informed that a female rider had fallen/been thrown from her horse and sustained multiple injuries including suspected fractures. Helimed 72 had arrived on scene minutes before the team vehicles had arrived, having been diverted from another call, and paramedics from Helimed 72 had arrived at the casualty site and started to administer care.



The team were requested to assist with evacuation from the path below Rivington Pike on the Helimed 72 stretcher and 15x team members assisted on scene with the evacuation and safety cordoning of the Helicopter once the casualty was on board.



Helimed 72 departed the scene with casualty on board at 13:04 hrs. and all team members were departing scene by 13:15 hrs.

The following resources were known to be involved on this incident:

  • North West Air Ambulance Helimed 72 (City Airport Manchester)
  • United Utilities Ranger Andy Ryding
  • Bolton MRT two Land Rover Ambulances, 15 members on scene and two members stood down responding
  • NWAS (Manchester) Emergency Control Centre