Henry is a new mountain rescue team recruit

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 17 August 2020

A potential mini moorland drama involving hero rescue teams ended in smiles for one youngster.

Oldham Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a family of three after his father had fallen while enjoying the Saddleworth countryside near Dovestone.

The team, deployed at the request of North West Ambulance Service, despatched a 14-strong squad to locate a family stranded on a steep ground.

In turn, the team asked for backup from Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team in case a potential stretcher carry was required.

Once located, the youngster and his mother were helped down to a waiting OMRT Land Rover, and his father was helped off the hills by other team members. 

Said an OMRT spokesperson: “The little boy, Henry, was initially very worried, but once we’d got the family down, we donned him in some team kit and he familiarised himself with the rest of the team vehicle.

"He’s our latest ‘recruit’.

“Henry is hoping his dad will be rescued by helicopter next time," he quipped. 

The mountain rescue teams were involved for two hours and 15 minutes.

To donate to the valiant OMRT team, go to: http://omrt.org/

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