Man dies after 100m fall from Warton Crag

A man has died after falling around 100m off Warton Crag.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 10:01 am
Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team performing the carrying off on Saturday afternoon, wearing Covid-19 PPE. Photo by BPMRT

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team were called to the scene just before 11am on Saturday, and were joined by North West Ambulance Service, Great North Air Ambulance and Lancashire Police.

In total, 18 member of Bowland Pennine MRT attended the incident, and the first on scene attempted CPR, helped by passers by.

However, by the time the air ambulance had arrived, the man - thought to be in his 50s - was sadly pronounced dead.

The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene on Saturday. Photo by Ben Hunter-Scott Wearden

Bowland Pennine MRT said: "We received a call from the North West Ambulance Service and Lancashire Police about a male who had fallen 100 metres off the crag at Warton, in north Lancashire.

"Our first team member on scene attempted CPR along with local nature volunteers, but unfortunately by the time The Great North Air Ambulance arrived he was pronounced deceased.

"Once the Lancashire Police duty inspector and scene of crime officer had completed their duties at scene, the rescue team carried out the short carry off from the bottom of the crag to the car park on our mountain rescue bell stretcher.

"A very big thank you to our team members, local volunteers and to all agencies on another weekend call out.

"Our thoughts go to the deceased's family for which will be a very difficult time."

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "We were called at 10.45am on September 26 to reports a man had fallen from a cliff close to Crag Road, Warton, Carnforth.

"Despite the best efforts of the emergency services a man, believed to be in his 50s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious. A file will be passed to HM Coroner in due course."