Mountain team in raft of rescues in busy weekend

This man was rescued by the Bowland Pennine team at Parlick Fell on Friday

This man was rescued by the Bowland Pennine team at Parlick Fell on Friday

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Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team tended two serious paragliding incidents at Chipping.

The team was scrambled by North West Air Ambulance to Parlick Fell, near Chipping, at around lunchtime on Thursday, June 6, after it received a report of a pilot with leg and spinal injuries.

The air ambulance was able to land close to the injured man so the team was stood down.

On Friday night the team was called to another incident on Parlick Fell, a short distance away from the incident on the previous day.

The pilot again suffered leg and spinal injuries, however, the air ambulance was not available , so a helicopter was flown in from Yorkshire and took the patient to Royal Preston Hospital.

The accidents were part of a busy 72 hours for the service, which was also called by Lancashire Police on Wednesday evening and Friday morning to search open land at Roby Mill, near Appley Bridge, for a vulnerable man whose car had been found in the hamlet.