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 15 2001
At 13:49 today we attended an incident in Rivington – a downhill mountain biker had come off his bike on the Georges Lane track (running down from the Pigeon Tower) at Rivington. He sustained himself a fractured leg (And amazingly didn’t mind when the paramedics were cutting up his body armour!) Our first member was on scene within 10 minutes, followed by Lancashire Ambulance Service. The casualty was airlifted from the scene by Helimed 08 (NWAA Helicopter) to the Royal Preston Hospital – after exhausting 1 vehicles supply of Entonox® analgesic gas! This article appeared in the Bolton Evening News the following day, covering the story.
Casualty is transferred into Helimed 08 after BMRT personnel carried him to the landing site.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family following the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Many of our members were inspired to enjoy the outdoors through the DofE Award. The picture shows members meeting the Duke in 1979. pic.twitter.com/SSTC30CcPB
At 4.56pm yesterday we were requested by NWAS to assist with a 22yo male who had fallen at Tiger’s Clough. The team treated him with pain relief & placed a vacuum splint around the injured ankle, then stretchered him to the waiting ambulance.We wish him a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/ZEbrt4vaLT
1/2 From all of us at BMRT we would just like to thank every one of you that donated to us this weekend. It was a hard decision for us not to do our usual Easter meet and great around Rivington but for the safety of our team members, we decided against it. pic.twitter.com/xkNOo8equX
It's been a busy start to 2021 for the team. Three months in & we are already on our way to more callouts than we had last year. If you can support us in our work, please feel free to donate via boltonmrt.enthuse.com/#!/ #BoltonMRT #Volunteers #Donate #Rescues #BeenBusy pic.twitter.com/KhDxLT92N8
1/ Today is usually a busy and important day for the team. With so many people visiting the Rivington area in particular, we would usually have our displays set up around the area to help educate people about outdoor safety. pic.twitter.com/0iKNZaqWU1
Our water team has been very busy over the past few weeks! Congratulations to our new MOD2’s and well done to our MOD4’s for passing their refreshers course 🥳 facebook.com/58756182794365… #BoltonMRT #WaterSafety #Training pic.twitter.com/3MaO6XkOnF
If you see a fire in the countryside, report it immediately 🔥 Leave the area as soon as possible and dial 999 📱 If you witness illegal activity report it to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 pic.twitter.com/I7eRXLwQx4
❓ Did you know that moorland and wildfires can be started in a number of ways? Sadly, many are started deliberately, however, some can break out by people being careless with barbecues, campfires or not disposing of cigarettes properly 🔥 pic.twitter.com/WDHdEHFcXA
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