Lancashire

Pendle Mountain Rescue Team aids dialysis man

A mountain rescue team has come to the aid of a kidney patient who was unable to get to dialysis due to heavy snow.

The man from Weir in Lancashire, was taken for treatment by the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team.

Heavy snow had meant that the man could not get from his house to a roadside pick-up point for his transport to hospital in Burnley.

His wife had called Rossendale Council for help, who routed the call to the mountain rescue team.

Rossendale Council's director of customers and communities Fiona Meechan said: "We are enormously grateful to have such a dedicated and talented mountain rescue team in Rossendale who are well prepared and well equipped to deal with situations this."

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