Paramedics and mountain rescue volunteers called to help casualty suffering chest pains in the snow in Burnley

Mountain rescue volunteers were called out last night to assist a a casualty who was suffering from chest pains in Burnley.

The Rossendale and Pendle Fell and Mountain Rescue team were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service for assistance at 5pm.

The incident happened on an access track to a farm in the Briercliffe area. Paramedics had been unable to access the casualty in their vehicle due to the snow, so a standby message was issued to mountain rescue who raced to the scene in a 4x4 vehicle.

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As the team arrived they were met by a paramedic who had been able to make their way to the casualty on foot and start an assessment.

Vounteers with the Rossendale and Pendle Fell and Mountain Rescue were called out to assist a casualty in Burnley yesterday

Between them, they were then able to assist the casualty to the vehicle and transport them safely down to the awaiting ambulance