Rescuers stretcher the casualty from the moors. Photo: Oldham MRT

Rescuers stretcher the casualty from the moors. Photo: Oldham MRT

Rescuers were called out to aid ambulance staff with an incident on the Pennine Way over the Easter weekend.

Oldham Mountain Rescue Team was alerted late on Saturday evening by North West Ambulance Service.

A team spokesperson said they were called out to help with the evacuation of a young female who had suffered a lower leg injury while out enjoying the Easter sun on Blackstone Edge, overlooking Littleborough in Greater Manchester.

Ambulance staff treated her at the scene before rescue team members stretchered her to their Land Rover, which took her to the road where an ambulance was waiting.

A team spokesperson said: “All of this was done while following OMRT’s Covid-19 protocol and observing social distancing wherever possible, as well as further time back at base disinfecting kit and making sure we’re ready to respond to the next call.”

The team added: “Can we please take this opportunity to ask that people stick to government advice and stay at home.”

The incident lasted 3¼ hours and involved 18 Oldham MRT volunteers.

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