Mountain rescue heroes save injured woman walker

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 20 July 2021

The tenacious heroes of the hills responded to a request from North West Ambulance Service yesterday (Monday) for help with the location, treatment and evacuation of a female walker who had fallen on the Pennine Way near Denshaw.

The woman had suffered an ankle injury.

“After using PhoneFind technology to locate the casualty, Oldham Mountain Rescue Team’s doctor was soon with her,” said Mountain Rescue team leader Rob Tortoiseshell.

"We were also able to provide medical aid.

“She was splinted and packaged on our stretcher and wheel before the 1km carry back to the car park, from where she was transported to hospital by her companions for further treatment.”

Eighteen OMRT personnel were involved for two hours.

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