CVSRT - Items filtered by date: February 2019

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24 Feb 2019

At 19:41 on Sunday 24th February Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police, who had received a 999 call, to locate and evacuate two walkers who were lost and cold due to being overcome by darkness on the moors surrounding Gaddings Dam.

SARCALL, an app which sends a message to the missing persons’ phone asking for its location, was used successfully and a partial team response of 15 was mobilised to assist the walkers.

Fell parties, including ‘Jack’ a Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England search dog, approached the walkers last known point from two directions. The walkers were quickly located, provided with extra warm layers to wear and assessed by a team member under a ‘cas shelter’. After being warmed up sufficiently they were led off the moor to the Shepherds Rest Inn and their car.

Following stand-down of the incident team members returned with vehicles to the Rescue Post to sort and repack kit before heading home to continue their Sunday evenings.

In Attendance: 15 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Total Duration: 3hrs 4mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 24 February 2019
  • Location Walsden Moor
  • Grid Reference SD 94595 22088
  • Latitude 53.695205
  • Longitude -2.0833345
  • Man Hours 46.9
  • Members In Attendance 15

1151

23 Feb 2019

At 13:54 today Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were tasked by West Yorkshire Police, who had received a 999 call requesting Mountain Rescue, to locate and evacuate an injured female walker who had sustained a lower leg injury whilst out walking near Gaddings Dam.

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

Once at the scene the casualty was assessed by a team member and her leg box splinted. She was then placed in a winter casualty bag and evacuated by stretcher to the roadside at the Shepherds Rest Inn. CVSRT then provided onward seated transport to hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Following stand-down of the incident team members returned with vehicles to the Rescue Post to sort and repack kit, heading off to continue with their Saturday afternoons by 16:30.

In Attendance: 15 CVSRT

Total Duration: 2hrs 34mins

Photo credit: Hanners Photography

 

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 23 February 2019
  • Location Gaddings Path, Lumbutts
  • Grid Reference SD 94673 22865
  • Latitude 53.702194
  • Longitude -2.0821667
  • Man Hours 40.5
  • Members In Attendance 15

1149

16 Feb 2019

#CALLOUT At 21:45 yesterday, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with location and evacuation of an injured female on steep ground in Colden Clough, Hebden Bridge.

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

On arrival at the scene CVSRT members joined West Yorkshire Police officers in undertaking a rapid path search for the casualty, which, assisted by the National Police Air Service, was successful within 18 minutes.

The casualty was then assessed by CVSRT members and YAS Hazardous Area Response Team Paramedics. 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 established by all agencies present – at this point it had become a full multi-agency response with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service also in attendance.

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

Following stand-down of the incident team members returned with vehicles to the Rescue Post to sort, wash and repack kit, finally heading home at 02:45.

At 16:09 today CVSRT received the second request of the weekend - to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with an incident at Otley Chevin. Twenty-one CVSRT members mobilised to the incident, however, stand-down was received en route.

In attendance: 15 CVSRT
National Police Air Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)

Total duration: 5hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 16 February 2019
  • Location Colden Clough
  • Grid Reference SD 97448 28089
  • Latitude 53.749168
  • Longitude -2.0401847
  • Man Hours 66.6
  • Members In Attendance 15

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