Emergency services spent an hour rescuing a drunken man from the edge of a quarry in Oldham on Saturday night (April 24).
Just before 11pm, crews were called to the quarry, off Thorpe Lane, in Austerlands to help an intoxicated man.
North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) called the Oldham Mountain Rescue Team (OMRT) to the scene, to help with getting the man, who was unconscious and perched dangerously on the edge of the quarry, down.
The team, who sent 11 personnel to the scene to help with the rescue, discussed the incident on their Facebook page.
A post that accompanied a picture of the scene read: “Late on Saturday night, the team were called out to the Austerlands area of Oldham by North West Ambulance Service, asking for assistance with the evacuation of a casualty who was intoxicated.
“The casualty was unconscious and stuck in a precarious position on the edge of a quarry.
“We responded with a small number of members who soon had the casualty on our specialist stretcher and carried them the short distance down to the waiting NWAS ambulance.”
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Despite the circumstances of the rescue, the team urged people to be kind, and avoid passing judgement on the man’s actions.
They added: “As a rescue service we are happy to assist anyone in distress.
“We don’t judge our casualties and respectfully ask our followers to act in a similar manner.
“Let’s keep it positive folks.”
The team were on site for just over an hour, carrying the man down to the crew waiting for him below.
Paramedics then transferred the patient to the ambulance, taking him to hospital to be treated for a head and leg injuries.
A spokesperson for NWAS said: “We attended an incident at the quarry following a call at 10.53pm, mobilising multiple resources, including HART and one of our operational commanders.
“We took a patient to hospital with a head injury and severe leg injuries.”