CVSRT - Items filtered by date: March 2019

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23 Mar 2019

At 17:58 on Saturday 23rd March Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with evacuating an injured man who had fallen and sustained a head injury in Brearley Woods.

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

The casualty was assessed and treated by YAS Paramedics and a CVSRT Paramedic, before being immobilised in a vacuum mattress and evacuated by stretcher to an awaiting ambulance on Burnley Road.

In Attendance: 18 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Total Duration: 1hr 40mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 23 March 2019
  • Location Brearley Wood
  • Grid Reference SE 02666 26365
  • Latitude 53.733672
  • Longitude -1.9610649
  • Man Hours 28
  • Members In Attendance 18

1156

23 Mar 2019

At 12:08 on Saturday 23 March Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the treatment and evacuation of a walker who had slipped on the path leading up to Bronte Falls and sustained an injury to their ankle.

20 CVSRT members were available to respond immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly to the incident near to Stanbury, due to the remote nature of the casualties location the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) was also requested to attend.

With the advantage of flight the YAA arrived on scene first and began medical treatment of the casualty and her obviously broken ankle, within a few minutes the first CVSRT members were arriving on scene.

Being qualified Mountain Rescue Medics the YAA crew then handed over treatment of the patient enabling them to head to other taskings they were being requested to. The CVSRT medics used a shelter to keep the casualty warm, provided pain relief, splinted the injured ankle and kept her comfy whilst the rest of the team and an NHS ambulance arrived.

Once the Ambulance was on scene the medics handed the patient over to the attending crew and CVSRT members assisted with transferring her into the Ambulance for onward travel to hospital.

In Attendance: 20 CVSRT (+1 extra)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Total Duration: 1hr 54mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 23 March 2019
  • Location Back Lane, Stanbury
  • Grid Reference SD 99935 36390
  • Latitude 53.823782
  • Longitude -2.0024648
  • Man Hours 49.6
  • Members In Attendance 20

1155

22 Mar 2019

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

Additional Info

  • 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

1154

16 Mar 2019

Following a period of persistent heavy rain which saw 59.44mm of rain fall in 24hrs Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team made assets available. Two CVSRT vehicles crewed by seven Swiftwater Rescue Technicians (SRT’s) patrolled the valley and were on standby to assist the other agencies involved.

Neighbouring Mountain Rescue England and Wales Teams in the Mid Pennine region, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT), Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team and Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team were on standby to assist CVSRT.

In Attendance: 11 CVSRT
Total Duration: 10hrs 30mins

 

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 16 March 2019
  • Location Calder Valley
  • Grid Reference SE 01063 25976
  • Latitude 53.730178
  • Longitude -1.9853631
  • Man Hours 71
  • Members In Attendance 11

1153

07 Mar 2019

At 17:44 on Thursday 7th March 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 due to being overcome by darkness near Alcomden Stones, Stanbury Moor.

Phone Find, an app which sends a message to the missing persons’ phone asking for its location, was used successfully and a partial team response of 12 was mobilised to assist the, cold but uninjured, walkers.

The walkers were quickly located, provided with extra warm layers to wear and walked off the hill to team vehicles. Following a welcome hot drink West Yorkshire Police returned them safely to their nearby holiday cottage.

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

In Attendance: 12 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Total Duration: 2hrs 46mins

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 07 March 2019
  • Location Alcomden Stones
  • Grid Reference SD 97270 35740
  • Latitude 53.817931
  • Longitude -2.0429480
  • Man Hours 33.2
  • Members In Attendance 12

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