MOUNTAIN rescue volunteers were called out for the second time in a single day yesterday to help an anaphylactic shock victim.

The members of Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team had been at their base finishing training when they got the call just before 8pm on Tuesday April 20.

They were told that a man had suffered an anaphylactic shock whilst out walking near Rochdale and that paramedics needed the volunteers' help to rescue him.

A mountain rescue spokesperson said: "Fortunately, the call came through just as a small section of the team were finishing up some training at base, this meant that two team vehicles, along with other team members responding directly were very quickly en route to the location.

"The casualty was treated by the ambulance crews on scene and once the team arrived, they were placed onto the stretcher for a short carry up to the team's Hilux 4x4 we had managed to get down through the fields close to the casualty’s location.

"They were then conveyed, with some persuasion for the vehicle to get back up the hill, to the awaiting ambulance for further treatment.

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery."

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