AN INJURED person was helped to safety by mountain rescue volunteers earlier today.

The casualty had become injured while out walking near the Mitchell's House Rervoir near Accrington, just off the A56.

Volunteers from Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team were called into action at around 12.40pn and were able to get to the location in a 4x4 Hilux.

A spokesperson for the team said: "Our team’s volunteers were again deployed and made their way to the location just off the A56 along with Mobile 2, our 4x4 Hilux, which was fortunately able to get directly to the casualty’s location over the moorland.

"The casualty was assessed by the NWAS crew and team medics before being given pain relief and subsequently then transported in the team vehicle back to the road and awaiting ambulance for onwards transportation to hospital and for further treatment.

"As always we wish the casualty a speedy recovery."

The spokesperson reminded that public that the team's work is entirely dependent on donations.

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