Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were called out earlier this morning to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a lady who had slipped and sustained an ankle injury whilst out walking her dogs at Hardcastle Crags.
There was no mobile phone signal in the woodland where she fell and very few passers-by on a cold, wet and wild Tuesday morning, so the lady lay injured for over an hour.
Once team members were on-scene, the casualty was insulated from the cold ground and placed inside a group shelter to keep her safe from the elements whilst pain relief was administered and her ankle was splinted. The lady was then packaged and stretchered to the waiting ambulance on the main access road through the Crags.
Our thanks to the gamekeepers from the Walshaw Estate who comforted her until team members arrived. They also volunteered to look after her dogs whilst she went to hospital.
In attendance: 13 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Duration: 2hrs 45mins
- Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
- Location: Hardcastle Crags
- Grid Reference: SD 98854 29156
- Latitude: 53.758765
- Longitude: -2.0188575
- Man Hours: 2hrs 45mins
- Members In Attendance: 13