Incident #1195

At 20:18 on Sunday 11th August Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with location and evacuation of a high risk missing person in Colden Clough, Hebden Bridge.

34 CVSRT members were available to respond and deployed in team vehicles or attended directly to the incident.

On arrival at the scene CVSRT began an extensive search of the area. Approximately two hours into the search a fell party heard shouts from the casualty and was able to make verbal contact with them from across Colden Water.

The National Police Air Service provided assistance in confirming the location of the casualty using thermal imaging cameras. Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England Search Dog Wynn then quickly located the casualty and guided her handler to the scene.

The casualty was assessed by CVSRT members. Following on-scene treatment the casualty was packaged and placed on a stretcher which had been lowered down the steep slope using a rope rescue system.

The rope rescue system was then used to haul the stretcher up a steep slope to safe ground above. The casualty was transferred to a wheeled-stretcher and wheeled approximately 1.5 kilometres to a YAS ambulance crew waiting at the nearest road head.

In attendance: 34 CVSRT
National Police Air Service
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
Duration: 5hrs 42mins

Additional Info

  • Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
  • Location: Colden Clough
  • Grid Reference: SD 97350 28108
  • Latitude: 53.749333
  • Longitude: -2.0416653
  • Man Hours: 185.3
  • Members In Attendance: 34

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