Nov 6 2011
At 13:14 this afternoon, the team was paged by NWAS (Manchester) Emergency Control Centre regarding assistance at an incident in the Hindley area involving a teenage horserider who had fallen from her horse.
The NWAS Emergency Ambulance crew despatched to this incident had requested the team on arrival at the incident location, realising a stretcher carry would be needed across open farmland.
A number of team members already present at our Ladybridge Hall Base/HQ prepared three team Landrover ambulances for immediate departure whilst our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE liaised with NWAS (Manchester) Control to ascertain more information and the RVP for our vehicles.
At 13:20 a full team detailed pager message was transmitted with three of our team Landrover going mobile soon after.
Just after 14:00 the young teenager involved (from the Hindley area of Wigan) was in the NWAS ambulance and on her way to Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan.
Thanks also to the local farmer who lent the services of his tractor to tow out team member Steve Kenworthy’s van which became stuck in the very muddy roadhead at the entrance to the field.
The following resources were involved in this incident:
- NWAS Manchester Belle Vue Control
- NWAS Manchester Emergency Ambulance from Bolton South Ambulance Station, 2 crew
- Bolton MRT team Landrovers BM1, 2 and 3, with 18 team members on scene and a further ten stood down responding.