The team's incident controllers at work during the search for the missing woman. Photo: Bowland Pennine MRT

The team's incident controllers at work during the search for the missing woman. Photo: Bowland Pennine MRT

A Lancashire rescue team was called out four times in five days as the new decade began.

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team was alerted on Thursday after an 80-year-old woman tripped and fell while walking.

Paramedics were joined at the scene at the popular walking area of Nicky Nook by 16 volunteers from the Bowland team. After treating her injured and bleeding head, she was stretchered in a long carry-off to a waiting ambulance, which took her to Lancaster Royal Infirmary for further treatment.

A team spokesperson said the walker is doing well in her recovery.

The following day, the team was called out to aid an angler who had collapsed through a wooden fishing platform at Parbold in the West of the county.

The spokesperson said: “The fisherman sustained a lower leg closed fracture which required treatment and evacuation by paramedics and mountain rescue team members.

“The fisherman, aged 63, was then transferred to the Southport and Formby District General hospital for further treatment.”

The incident involved 13 Bowland Pennine MRT volunteers.

Early on Saturday afternoon, members were called out to look for two walkers lost in the Holme House Fell area of the Forest of Bowland.

A search in dense fog involving 17 team members ended when the pair were found and walked safely off the fell to Bleasdale, where they were checked over by rescuers before making their way back to the car in Chipping.

The fourth callout came on Monday when Lancashire Police alerted the team at 1am to help search for an 85-year-old high-risk woman in the Parbold area.

Twelve team members were joined by fire service crews in looking for the woman, without success.

The spokesperson said: “We hope she is found safe and well very soon.”

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