Rescue of Person in Rossendale

Date: 15/08/2021

Time: 18:13:00

Address: Beckside Close, Whitewell Bottom, Rossendale

Incident Number: 2108005533

At 18:13 on 15th August, two fire engines from Rawtenstall and Bacup, the aerial ladder platform (ALP) from Hyndburn, and the urban search and rescue team were mobilised to the rescue of a person who had fallen approximately 30 feet from a cliff off Beckside Close, Whitewell Bottom, Rossendale. Firefighters used two triple extension ladders, a general purpose line, bolt croppers, and a stretcher at the scene. One casualty was rescued by the rope rescue team and placed in the care of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) personnel. Crews were in attendance for around two and a half hours.