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999 chief thanks East Lancashire's mountain rescue services
11:11am Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
AN ambulance chief has thanked mountain rescue volunteers for their help during last weekend’s snow.
North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) was faced with a number of challenges after more than a foot of snow fell around East Lancashire.
And NWAS bosses say they are grateful for the assistance offered by Rossendale and Pendle, Bowland Pennine and Bolton mountain rescue teams during the weekend.
Derek Cartwright, acting operations director, said: “Inevitably we did see some ambulances stuck in the snow or facing inaccessible roads, and that’s when we contact the mountain rescue teams for assistance.
“They have helped getting patients admitted to hospital, pulling vehicles out of snow and transporting patients safely from their home to the ambulance.”
Peter Goble, RPMRT leader, said: “We are ready and willing to assist the however we can.”
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