Oldham’s Mountain Rescue team have issued a warning to walkers to stay off the hills after they spent over three hours over the weekend rescuing a women on Blackstone Edge.

the Team was asked by North West Ambulance Service to assist them with the evacuation of a young female who had sustained a lower leg injury whilst out enjoying the Easter sun on Blackstone Edge.

She was treated at the scene by NWAS, before being carried by stretcher to our Land Rover and then transported to the road head for onward transport in the NWAS ambulance.

“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.” they wrote on their Facebook page adding

“Can we please take this opportunity to ask that people stick to government advice and STAY AT HOME.”


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