MOUNTAIN rescue teams assisted with helping rescue a person trapped in Wardle last night.

Members of Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team were called into action to the Rochdale village at around 6.30pm on Saturday March 27.

The North West Ambulance Service made the call and were already on the scene where a person had become trapped, when the mountain rescue team arrived.

A spokesperson said: "With multiple ambulance crews already on scene, they made the decision that it was worth trying to start an extraction of the casualty.

"Team members in one of the team vehicles arrived at the location as the message was received to stand down, they remained a short time to ensure all the crews and patient were back on the road and then returned to base to clean and decontaminate."

Fortunately the patient was able to get back on the road unharmed.

The mountain rescue team has also taken the opportunity to remind the public that it is a charity, made up entirely of volunteers, and relies on donations to carry on its work.

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