Bolton mountain rescue team help boy, 7, who fell 30ft at Lancashire beauty spot

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The youngster plunged 30ft down a rocky embankment at Rivington, near Chorley.

A little boy has been taken to hospital after a fall at a beauty spot. Emergency crews, including the air ambulance and mountain rescue, were called to the scene of the accident at Rivington Terraced Gardens near Chorley, at around 2pm on Monday 20 February.

The seven-year-old boy was enjoying a walk with family when he fell about 30 ft down steep and rocky ground near the Seven Arches Bridge, landing on a stone path. Ambulance crews attended and called for the air ambulance and the assistance of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team due to the difficult terrain. The mountain rescue volunteers used their expertise to lift the boy up to the bridge where he was then transferred to a road ambulance and taken to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for treatment.

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A spokesman for Bolton Mountain Rescue Team said: “At 2.04pm on Monday the team was contacted by North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust who were requesting our attendance to help extricate a casualty at Rivington Terraced Gardens. An NWAS crew and North West Air Ambulance Charity aircraft were already in attendance.

An air ambulance attended, along with members of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team. The boy was carried up to the bridge and taken to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital by road ambulanceAn air ambulance attended, along with members of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team. The boy was carried up to the bridge and taken to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital by road ambulance
An air ambulance attended, along with members of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team. The boy was carried up to the bridge and taken to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital by road ambulance

“A seven-year-old boy was reported to have tumbled some 30 feet down steep ground below the Seven Arches Bridge landmark, eventually coming to rest on a stone path.

“Working with the NWAS and NWAA crews on scene the young man was carried up to the bridge and transferred to an NWAS ambulance for transfer by road to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.”

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team is a volunteer service which has been saving lives around the West Pennine Moors since 1968. If you’d like to make a donation to support them, you can do by visiting their website here.