SEVENTEEN stalwart members of Oldham Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of a male injured after a fall in a country park.

The incident happened just after lunch time on Monday when North West Ambulance Service requested the team’s assistance with the location and evacuation of a man who had slipped on mud while walking in Tandle Hill Park, Royton, injuring his ankle.

PhoneFind technology helped the team pinpoint his whereabouts, allowing them to make their way to the location with the various vital pieces of kit required to warm him up and administer medical aid.

An OMRT spokesperson said: “He was packaged on our team stretcher with wheel and carried to the waiting NWAS ambulance for onward transport to hospital. A contingent then returned to base to clean and disinfect kit ready for the next job.

“Thanks once again to the passers-by who helped keep the casualty warm and directed us to scene,” the spokesperson added.

OMRT personnel were involved for two hours 26 minutes.