North West Air Ambulance rescue injured climber from popular Lancashire climbing site

An injured climber had to be airlifted to hospital after falling from rocks near Longridge.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 7:18 am
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 8:21 am
Operation: The accident happened near Beacon Fell - Pictures by Anna Furness

The Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team was called out after the casualty, believed to be a man in his twenties, suffered leg injuries while climbing at the highly popular Craig Y Longridge site.

Rescuers called in the North West Air Ambulance and the man was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital where it is believed he was treated for injuries including a broken ankle.

A spokesperson for the Air Ambulance said: “We got a call at 3.10pm saying a man had fallen at Craig Y Longridge, around 100 yards from the Beacon Fell View Holiday Park.” Kevin Camplin, mountain rescue team leader said the man had fallen “a couple of metres”, and badly twisted his ankle. He said: “We were concerned for his pulse in his foot so we called for the air ambulance, and we did initial treatment.”

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Helicopter: The Air Ambulance took the man to Royal Preston Hospital - Pictures by Anna Furness
RESCUE: A climber had to be rescued after falling from rocks near Longridge - Pictures by Anna Furness
Teams: Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue - Pictures by Anna Furness
Helicopter: The Air Ambulance took the man to Royal Preston Hospital - Pictures by Anna Furness
RESCUE: A climber had to be rescued after falling from rocks near Longridge - Pictures by Anna Furness
Teams: Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue - Pictures by Anna Furness