Incident 30/2014

At 13:56 today the team was paged by North West Ambulance Service (Lancashire) to attend an incident in the Chapeltown, Turton area of Bolton.

A 36 year old male had taken a turn for the worse when he fell from a rope swing, sustaining a suspected fracture of his right ankle. Ooops!

Four team vehicles were already present in the area, providing a safety cover for day two of the Bolton Hill Marathon, and so an immediate response was made.


Team members were on scene at 14:08, with the first team Land Rover ambulance on scene at 14:10. A short carry of approximately 200m was required to bring the male back to the awaiting NWAS Emergency Ambulance, which was positioned at Station Road, Chapeltown.

Team members assisted with the carry back to the waiting NWAS ambulance, which departed with the male on board at 14:44 for Royal Bolton Hospital.

The team then returned to cover the Bolton Hill Marathon for the remainder of the day.