Incident 26/2016 – Fallen Horse Rider, Prestolee, Kearsley, Bolton

Prestolee seems to be vying with Rivington as a regular location for the team to respond to incidents!

Early this afternoon, NWAS (Manchester) responded to an incident involving a female horse rider who had fallen from her mount sustaining a head injury.

Upon the arrival of the NWAS Rapid Response Vehicle, it was thought that due to the poor surface nature of the track leading to Oak Hill Farm, Prestolee, the assistance of the team maybe required with one of our Land Rover Ambulances.

We were paged at 15.22hrs, with our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE liaising with NWAS EOC Parkway to further determine the exact location and incident details.

Following a full team pager call out at 15.50hrs our first responding team member, Phil Crook, arrived on scene at Oak Hill Farm, quickly followed by our Team Leader.

Phil established the team was no longer required, as an NWAS Emergency Ambulance had managed to access the farm, and a pager stand down was made at 15.52hrs, with all responding vehicles and members stood down, some just as they were arriving at the farm.

The following resources were involved in this incident;

  • NWAS (Greater Manchester Area); EOC Parkway, one Emergency Ambulance, with two crew, and one Rapid Response Vehicle with one crew member.
  • Bolton Mountain Rescue Team; Three Land Rover Defender Mountain Rescue Ambulances, call signs Bolton Mobiles 1,2 and 3. Two team members stood down on scene and thirteen team members stood down responding.