Rescue team help man off Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill

A MAN was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital on Sunday after being taken ill while climbing Pendle Hill.

The man contacted the ambulance service after feeling faint and the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team was called in to assist.

A spokesman said the casualty made his own way down the hill to Pendle House to be met by a team member and directed to a waiting ambulance, where he was treated by team leader and paramedic Pete Goble.

He said: “It’s good that the Ambulance Service are mindful we are there. There are some very inaccessible areas locally and sometimes it is not practical for an ambulance crew to attend or move a casualty without specialist skills and equipment”.