A man who was found injured alongside a reserviour was rescued by Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT) members yesterday, Thursday.

A crew were sent to Turton and Entwistle Reservoir yesterday, Thursday after a report was made that a 62-year-old man had injured himself next to the body of water.

The team were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service at 1.37pm, and were asked to help locate, treat and help move the casualty to safety.

Team Leader BMRT Steve Fletcher said the cause of the man's injuries were not known, but he was suffering from hypothermia upon his team's arrival.

A BMRT spokesperson said: "As we were able to access the track with our vehicles, the casualty was located and placed inside our incident response vehicle to warm up whilst being treated before being transferred to an ambulance.

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery."

Mr Fletcher added: "There were three memebers of the public who stopped to help the man and made a second 999 call while we were there to help. We'd like to thank them."

A total of 13 members of the team were on hand to help at the incident, which took around two hours and 45 minutes to complete.

North West Ambulance Service have confirmed that they were on the scene and that the man was taking to hospital having fallen ill.

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