Mountain rescuers called out of training exercise near Turton to attend emergency (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Mountain rescuers called out of training exercise near Turton to attend emergency
1:24pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
MOUNTAIN rescuers were called out in the middle of a training exercise near Turton.
Bolton Mountain Rescue Team had organised a day of rope training and stretcher lowering at Cadhsaw Quarry when the call came.
The nine team members had also been joined by four from Cheshire Search and Rescue Team.
However, the training exercise on Sunday had to be abandaned just before 3pm when Greater Manchester Police requested help with a search operation in Radcliffe.
Team leader Garry Rhodes said: “A call-out from GMP, for assistance with a search operation, curtailed all further training.
“As usual in instances such as this, it happened right at the point when the maximum amount of team kit had been got out of bags and was in training use throughout the small disused quarry workings.”
The missing 48-year-old man was found safe and well just before 6pm.
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