Incident 10/09/17 – Finding Nemo

Earlier this afternoon on the 10/09/17 the team were called out by a walker who’s dog got stuck on the ledge of a deep quarry shaft at Lee Quarry, Bacup.

On arrival we were joined by local fire and their technical rope team. After surveying the scene fire felt it was our skillset and were happy to support our team which integrated rope rescue with the members already on scene.

The dog (named Nemo!) was getting more stressed as time was passing, so we quickly abseiled down to Nemo, made sure he was safe and returned him to his happy owner.

Another great rescue and displayed our specialist rescue skillset and great teamwork between Mountain Rescue and Fire.

We would like to remind people of the dangers quarries present and whilst we can’t we would like to advise anyone walking in our around them to do so with extreme caution, it could have quite easily been a member of public on the ledge.

Also please note Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team are an independent charity, providing an essential emergency service in remote rural locations. We are able to do what we do by the generosity of you, the general public and 100% of monies raised or donated go back into the team for training and equipment.

RPMRT would like to wish little ‘Nemo’ all the best and hope he thinks twice next time he might be near a high ledge.

Today, we really did ‘Find Nemo’!!