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Ribble Valley runner in fell race rescue drama
1:15pm Monday 21st March 2011 in Chipping
MOUNTAIN rescuers were on hand to help an injured runner while marshalling the Fiendsdale Fell Race on Saturday.
Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue went to the aid of the 47-year-old Clitheroe man who injured his leg on a descent towards one of the check points on the Bleasdale fells, north of Chipping.
Rescuers said a three-man response team splinted his leg and administered pain relief.
After strapping him into a stretcher, the injured runner went in a Land Rover and transferred him to a waiting ambulance.
He was then taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.