Mountain Rescue Team called after man injured at Tandle Hill

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 12 January 2021

Seventeen stalwart members of the legendary Oldham Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of a male injured after a fall in a country park.

The incident happened just after lunch time on Monday, when North West Ambulance Service requested the team’s  assistance with the location and evacuation of a man who had slipped on mud while walking in Tandle Hill Park, Royton, injuring his ankle.

PhoneFind technology helped the team  pinpoint his whereabouts, allowing them to make their way to the location with the various vital pieces  of kit required to warm him up and administer medical aid.

Said an OMRT spokesperson: “He was packaged on our team stretcher with wheel and carried to the waiting NWAS ambulance for onward transport to hospital. A contingent then returned to base to clean and disinfect kit ready for the next job.

“Thanks once again to the passers-by who helped keep the casualty warm and directed us to scene,” the spokesperson added.

OMRT personnel were involved for 2 hours 26 minutes.

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