Woman, 60, rescued after falling near Entwistle reservoir

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MOUNTAIN rescuers stretchered a 60-year-old woman to safety after she fell and fractured her leg near a reservoir. 

At 12.35pm yesterday, the ambulance service requested the help of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team after being called to Entwistle Reservoir, just outside Darwen.

The woman had been walking with her husband along a narrow footpath when she had tripped and hurt her leg.

She was treated at the scene by an ambulance crew before being evacuated using a specialist mountain rescue stretcher and taken to one of the team’s Land Rovers, which had driven into the upper reaches of the Cadshaw valley.

She was then taken to hospital by an ambulance waiting near the Green Arms Road junction.

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9:24am Mon 13 Jan 14

Darreners make sense says...

Mountain rescue is an invaluable service run entirely by volunteers. It's about time the government took some of the money they waste every year and divert it to the mountain rescue instead. They are after all part of the emergency services and should be funded by tax payers like all other services. I enjoy walking in the fells, hopefully I will never need their services but if I do then it is piece of mind to know that they are there. Having said that I regularly donate to their cause knowing that I may one day need them due to my outdoor pursuit hobby. I look for donation boxes in every area that I go walking then I know that the money will be used by each local rescue team for the day I am there. Everyone who use the outdoors should be donating without a second thought.
I hope the woman recovers soon and wish her well. Well done as well to the ambulance service for being as good as ever.
Mountain rescue is an invaluable service run entirely by volunteers. It's about time the government took some of the money they waste every year and divert it to the mountain rescue instead. They are after all part of the emergency services and should be funded by tax payers like all other services. I enjoy walking in the fells, hopefully I will never need their services but if I do then it is piece of mind to know that they are there. Having said that I regularly donate to their cause knowing that I may one day need them due to my outdoor pursuit hobby. I look for donation boxes in every area that I go walking then I know that the money will be used by each local rescue team for the day I am there. Everyone who use the outdoors should be donating without a second thought. I hope the woman recovers soon and wish her well. Well done as well to the ambulance service for being as good as ever. Darreners make sense
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