Incident #1145

At 15:38 on Monday 7th January, CVSRT members received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist in the evacuation of an injured 9year old boy, who had fallen approximately 30 feet down a steep slope into a gully. Initial reports indicated potential head and back injuries.

Whilst the casualty was assessed by Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) paramedics, CVSRT members provided safety cover and prepared a rope system to extract the boy from the gully.

Once he was comfortable and immobilised on a stretcher, the rope system was used to haul the casualty up the steep slope and then he was carried a short distance to the air ambulance, where he was transferred for transport to Leeds General Infirmary.

We’ve since had an update on the casualty’s condition and fortunately he only suffered soft tissue damage despite the height of the fall and the rocky, uneven ground he landed on.

In attendance:
23 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Additional Info

  • Date: Monday, 07 January 2019
  • Location: Frieldhurst Road, Todmorden
  • Grid Reference: SD 91402 26184
  • Latitude: 53.731977
  • Longitude: -2.1318069
  • Man Hours: 70.1
  • Members In Attendance: 23

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