At 11:18 on Friday 22nd March Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the location and evacuation of a horse rider who had sustained a suspected head injury.
Fifteen CVSRT members were available to respond immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly to the incident near Bingley St Ives.
First on scene was a CVSRT Paramedic, who assessed the casualty and provided medical care, assisted by a further team member, until a YAS Paramedic crew arrived. The casualty was then transferred to, and immobilised on a spinal board and kept warm under a ‘cas shelter’.
Once additional CVSRT resources arrived on scene the casualty was moved onto a stretcher using a vacuum mattress and evacuated to an ambulance for onward transport to hospital. West Yorkshire Police assisted safe transfer of the casualty into the ambulance by temporarily closing the road.
Following stand-down of the incident team members returned home or to their place of work to continue their day.
In Attendance: 15 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
West Yorkshire Police
Total Duration: 2hrs 14mins
- Date: Friday, 22 March 2019
- Location: Bingley St Ives
- Grid Reference: SE 08411 38959
- Latitude: 53.846805
- Longitude: -1.8736410
- Man Hours: 33.4
- Members In Attendance: 15