Emergency services took part in a large scale training exercise to ensure they are equipped to deal with all real life situations.

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team led the exercise which involved in a number of scenarios.

And the volunteer emergency force had already reassured visitors to Rivington there was nothing to worry about.

Team along with other agencies trained in finding a missing person, rescuing three casulaties and a crime scene.

More than 100 people were involved from 16 organisations, 

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A spokesperson for Bolton Mountain Rescue Team said: "Today's (Saturday) training exercise was a success, with 100 people from 16 different agencies and departments all coming together to search for a missing person, treat three exercise casualties, and undertake a scenario that turned out to be a crime scene.

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"Large exercises are never easy but being able to train and work together led to lots of positive feedback.

"Thanks to our support group for the excellent catering and to Rivington Hall Barn, United Utilities and Rivington Heritage Trust for enabling training to take place."

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