A MOUNTAIN team was called to rescue a casualty who fell walking near the Peel Tower.

Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team were called out to Holcombe today at about 12.45pm to a casualty who had fallen.

The team, assisted by a doctor, the ambulance service and other local team member, to respond to the incident.

The casualty was given pain relief and their leg was put in a splint before they were taken to the bottom of the hill and on to Manchester General Hospital for further treatment.

Further information about the identity of the casualty has not been announced.

A spokesperson for the mountain rescue team said: "This afternoon the team were called out to Holcombe to assist a casualty who had taken a fall whilst out walking near Peel Tower.

"The team were mobilised shortly after 12:45, and the team doctor along with other local team members were soon on scene.

"This was followed by further members and the team vehicle bringing additional equipment along with the arrival of the NWAS crew.

"The casualty was provided with pain relief, and their leg splinted before being packaged onto the mountain rescue bell stretcher (in a warm cas bag).

"The team then carried the casualty down the rocky, icy and at times a somewhat awkward path to the track, and then down to the awaiting ambulance for onward transportation to Manchester General Hospital for further treatment."