Twenty-strong team rescue fall victim

Date published: 02 March 2021

A 20-strong squad from Oldham Mountain Rescue Team saved a young man who fell while walking at Buckton Castle, Carr Brook, on Friday night.

The team were alerted by Greater Manchester Police who asked for assistance with the treatment and evacuation of the victim.

Said OMRT leader Rob Tortoiseshell: “We got an accurate location via our mapping system and soon had team members on scene.

“They were able to assess the casualty as having a lower leg injury, as well as being mildly hypothermic, due to sitting on the ground for a while.

"After administering pain relief and packaging him on our stretcher, it was then a short, if not technical, carry down to the waiting ambulance."

He added: “Thanks to the man’s family and friends who kept him warm and guided us to the location.”

OMRT personnel were involved for one hour and 24 minutes.

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