A MOUNTAIN rescue team were called upon to help rescue a person who had slipped and fallen on a steep embankment.

The Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team were called to a location close to the River Ribble at around 2pm on Sunday to reports that a person was unable to walk having fallen.

A spokesman said: “The team was deployed from fundraising at Pendle Hill and were quickly on scene and met with the casualty’s companion who directed the initial team members to their aid.

“Basic first aid was carried out and the casualty's leg was splinted before they were wrapped into one of our cas bags (like a super warm sleeping bag) and placed onto the Bell Stretcher and wheel for evacuation to the road.

“The casualty was then provided shelter in one of our team’s vehicles until the ambulance crew arrived.

“A huge thanks to Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT) who had also dispatched further personnel in case more assistance was required with the evacuation.”