Chopper air­lifts in­jured walker to hos­pi­tal

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

A WOMAN was air­lifted to hos­pi­tal after fall­ing at a Rochdale beauty spot.

The 59-year-old in­jured her back after she fell 16ft down bank­ing at Green­booth reser­voir, near Nor­den, yes­ter­day.

Vol­un­teers from Rossendale and Pen­dle and Bolton moun­tain res­cue teams used a stretcher to carry her to safety, where a he­li­copter was wait­ing to take her to Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal.

RPMRT said: “The lady was suf­fer­ing acute lower spine pain and lower side pain. It was de­cided we were to use the stretcher to get the ca­su­alty to a clear­ing where He­limed was en route to land. We’d like to thank team­mates at Bolton Moun­tain Res­cue Team for their as­sis­tance with car­ry­ing the ca­su­alty up a very tight, slippy and treach­er­ous path which tested our teams.

“To­day’s call­out pre­sented a num­ber of chal­lenges where clear lead­er­ship and com­bined skills won the day!”

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