Three people in hillside rescue

Dennis Kelsall Walk-Belmont to Rivington Moor'Rivington Pike

Dennis Kelsall Walk-Belmont to Rivington Moor'Rivington Pike

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Three people were rescued from Chorley countryside in separate walking incidents this weekend.

A 65-year-old woman had to be airlifted to hospital after she fell and banged her head while walking on Rivington Pike on Easter Sunday.

She had slipped and fallen on part of the path going towards the pike at around 1pm.

The woman had been out walking with 12 members of her family and one of the party called 999 after becoming concerned about her condition.

She was carried off the slope on a stretcher and transported by air ambulance to George’s Lane, near Rivington Terraced Gardens, before being flown to Royal Blackburn Hospital.

On Good Friday, Bolton Mountain Rescue team were also called when a 14-year-old boy fell and fractured his hand.

The teenager, from Horwich, fell on the slopes of Rivington Pike and rescue team members took him to a waiting ambulance.

Just 20 minutes later a girl from Chorley fell while walking with her family and injured her knee.

Rescue teams drove the 10-year-old and a family member back to their car at the Great House Ban Information Centre in Lever Park, Rivington.

A spokesperson for the team said he wanted to thank the crews for their efforts over the weekend, when hundreds of people took to the hills for a walk over Easter weekend.

He thanked the teams efforts along with paramedics from the North West Air Ambulance and the North West Ambulance Service.