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Past Articles

Two air ambulances called to different incidents in Saddleworth on Sunday

Incident near Running Hill between Diggle and Marsden – photo Catherine Heald

Two air ambulance helicopters were involved in different incidents in Saddleworth last Sunday.

Air Ambulance at the side of the A635 Holmfirth Road – photo Stan Bowes

In one incident a member of the Oldham Mountain Rescue Team fell 40ft whilst out on a training exercise at Upperwood quarry near to the A635, Holmfirth Road.

The helicopter had to land on the ridge of the hill, […]

Horse rider airlifted to hospital after Diggle riding accident

Paramedics attend to the injured rider – photo Stan Bowes

Air Ambulance lands in Diggle – photo Stan Bowes

A horse rider was airlifted to hospital after falling from her horse in Diggle yesterday.

The accident happened on Huddersfield Road, near Diggle Primary School, just before lunchtime.

An air ambulance was called by paramedics, and took the casualty to hospital.

We have not been able to confirm her condition at the moment.

 

 

 

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Mother says daughter is ‘very lucky’ after riding accident

A local mother says her daughter is very lucky not to have been seriously injured after falling from her horse in Dobcross this morning.

The North West Air Ambulance was called to assist paramedics at the scene of the incident, near to Saddleworth Viaduct, at around 9.45am after the girl’s horse was frightened by a passing lorry.

Paramedics move the injured girl to a stretcher

The girl who is in her late teens was treated for suspected leg and […]

Lorry Driver Injured In M62 Crash

The scene on the M62 earlier. (picture: GPSJ News)

A lorry driver had to be airlifted to hospital after his vehicle was involved in a three-car crash on the M62 on Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened shortly after 1pm, close to Junction 21 for Milnrow.

The driver had to be freed from his cab by firefighters, and he was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by an air ambulance. The rescue operation can be seen in this picture, published courtesy […]

Call-Outs For Mountain Rescue Team

The Oldham Mountain Rescue Team has been called out to help two injured people in Saddleworth over the past couple of days.

The rescuers, who are based at the Cross Keys above Uppermill, were asked to assist the North West Air Ambulance and the police.

In one incident, a cyclist suffered head injuries after coming off his bike at Blea Green, which is on the moors above the two Castleshaw reservoirs.

He was helped back along the Pennine Way to […]

Car Hits Tree Near Buckstones Road

A driver had to be cut free from the wreckage of his vehicle after crashing into a tree near Buckstones Road this afternoon. The incident happened on a stretch of track which leads off Buckstones Road, past Pingot Quarry, and up to Slences Farm.

According to a spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, an emergency call was received just after 1pm. Fire engines from Oldham and Chadderton attended, along with police and the air ambulance.

Firefighters cut the man […]