Dec 23 2001
We spent today on the moorland roads in our area, and were called upon to pull out a tow truck, that had come to rescue another tow truck, that had become stuck when trying to pull out a car!
Incident 54/2001: Tow truck recovery!
Dec 14 2001
Today we were called to an animal rescue to bring a sheep up from a vertical bank at Anglezarke reservoir. Obviously thinking “that looks like a nice patch of grass”, the sheep decided to leap over a wall and promptly fell some 25 feet, into the water. The location was inaccessible to the farmer, and we were called in to help. A successful outcome – and the creature decided to make a break for it after we’d hauled it up!
Dec 1 2001
On Saturday December 1st we responded to A SARDA call to assist Bowland-Pennine MRT in a search for a missing 20 year old student in Lancaster, 1 Bolton dog team involved. The student had not been seen since celebrating his 20th birthday, a week ago. On Wednesday December 12th, the body of the missing student was found near Caton, Lancaster.
Nov 22 2001
Today we took a SARDA call to assist a NEWSART (North East Wales Search and Rescue Team) search for a missing (suicidal) 30 year old male in the Ellesmere Port area. 1 Bolton Dog team (Search dog “Chi”, handler Dave Marsh & navigator) was sent and another team (Search dog Blue, handler Paul Baxendale & navigator) was later stood down. The search was inconclusive and police enquiries are continuing.
Nov 1 2001
Our last incident of November was a late evening SARDA call to assist RSRT with a search for a missing man in the Colne area of Lancashire. Paul and Blue attended (with navigator Ged Clarke), Dave and Chi (navigator Chris Moody) tried to attend, but Dave’s luck being Dave’s luck, the exhaust fell off his van. These things happen! (The search was inconclusive)
Thanks to @Walton_FIRE from @LancashireFRS for visiting us last night to update us on the new Lancashire FRS wildfire burn team capabilities & changing #wildfire picture in the UK & Europe, More on Facebook >> facebook.com/BoltonMRT/phot… #NoMoreBarbequesOnTheMoorsPlease pic.twitter.com/ErjQIRWgUq
Thank you to @mountrescueuk @CalderValleySRT @BoltonMRT @MRSearchDogsEng @woodheadrescue @BPMRT for hosting our Charity Weekend. You truly are unsung heroes! #MREW #MREWDiscovery pic.twitter.com/ifPThXYW4K
Fantastic that a member of the public walking near winter hill contacted @BoltonMRT to raise concern of fire risk from a silver object on moors, great interagency working with @unitedutilities quickly checked object and confirmed as a balloon. #safetymessageswork @LancashireFRS pic.twitter.com/VXKvqGoTKr
We were very pleased to welcome @NWAmbulance CEO @daren_mochrie to our HQ this afternoon. We talked about our team's capabilities, our longstanding relationship with NWAS and how we will continue to work together.