CVSRT - Items filtered by date: September 2016


28 Sep 2016

Earlier today, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service requesting assistance with a search for a vulnerable 30yr female who had gone missing and was in need of medical attention.

12 CVSRT members with Search dog ‘Pepper’ were deployed to the location near West Bradford Golf Club. Due to the location, our neighbouring team, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, was also placed on stand-by, however thankfully their services were not required.

Whilst the police helicopter searched from over head, a search area was identified and the team deployed. Shortly after entering the woodland, Search dog ‘Pepper’ with handler Ellie Sherwin found the missing female alive, but in need of urgent medical assistance.

The remaining CVSRT members and YAS paramedics were guided to the casualty’s location and affected a swift evacuation to the ambulance.

At 18:00, the team returned to The Rescue Post, then onward to their homes or work. Excellent teamwork and a great result.

Well done ‘Pepper’ for the quick find…(and Ellie of course).

In attendance: 12 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)
West Yorkshire Police
National Police Air Service (NPAS)

Duration: 4hrs 25mins
Person (and search dog) hrs: 51

Additional Info

  • Date Wednesday, 28 September 2016
  • Location Heaton Wood, Shipley
  • Grid Reference SE 11531 34965
  • Latitude 53.810848
  • Longitude -1.8263670
  • Man Hours 51
  • Members In Attendance 12


25 Sep 2016

Shortly after 3pm on Sunday 25th September, CVSRT was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service with regards an incident at Page Hill, Wheatley (Halifax), involving a young male who had unfortunately fallen from a tree in woodland landing on the rocks below sustaining facial injuries.

The first CVSRT members quickly arrived on-scene, along with the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (WYFRS) crew from the Illingworth Fire Station.

Working together with the paramedics from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (who were already on scene), the casualty was treated for his injuries and placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher.

As the casualty was in a difficult to access location, team members from CVSRT and WYFRS created a route through the undergrowth and carried the stretcher from the woods to a land ambulance. The ambulance then drove the casualty up the hill to where the air ambulance was waiting in a field nearby.

Members from CVSRT and WYFRS then assisted with the transfer from the ambulance to the helicopter, before making sure the area was clear of equipment and by-standers so the helicopter could safely take off.

The multi-agency teamwork made the evacuation very smooth and efficient.

In attendance:
21 CVSRT members
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

CVSRT Duration: 2hr 51mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 25 September 2016
  • Location Page Hill, Wheatley
  • Grid Reference SE 07109 27119
  • Latitude 53.740407
  • Longitude -1.8936991
  • Man Hours 58.4hrs
  • Members In Attendance 21


21 Sep 2016

At 13:34 today, West Yorkshire Police​ alerted CVSRT to an incident involving a mountain biker who had fallen off his bike whilst negotiating a technical section of a cycle trail and fell approx. 10metres down a steep banking. Details of exact location or potential injuries were initially vague, therefore various emergency resources were deployed to the scene whilst more details were confirmed.

Emergency services on-scene established that the rider was stuck down the enbankment, hence the call for assistance, but unhurt. He was rescued by WYFRS Technical Rescue and checked over for injuries by our team doctor and paramedic, but thankfully required no medical assistance.

Team members stood down and returned to base, then onward to their homes or places of work.

In attendance:
18 CVSRT members
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Duration: 1hr 48mins

Additional Info

  • Date Wednesday, 21 September 2016
  • Location Cemetery Lane, Sowerby
  • Grid Reference SE 04951 23545
  • Latitude 53.708308
  • Longitude -1.9264724
  • Man Hours 59.4
  • Members In Attendance 18


18 Sep 2016

CVSRT’s assistance was requested yesterday afternoon by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the treatment and evacuation of an injured mountain biker.

The rider was on a fast downhill route at a mountain bike centre in Todmorden when he collided with a tree sustaining several injuries in the process. 15 members of CVSRT responded quickly to the scene and working with paramedics he was treated for his injuries and given pain relief.

Once stable the patient was stretchered the short distance to the waiting ambulance. Due to his injuries the decision was made to fly the casualty to hospital via the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Team members identified a landing site for the helicopter and once landed transferred the casualty from the ambulance to the aircraft for his flight to hospital.

In attendance:
15 CVSRT members
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
(YAS) Rapid Response Vehicle Paramedic
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (Helimed 98)

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 18 September 2016
  • Location Havoc Bike Park, Cornholme
  • Grid Reference SD 90210 25472
  • Latitude 53.725556
  • Longitude -2.1498523
  • Man Hours 37.5
  • Members In Attendance 15


13 Sep 2016

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were contacted by Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, a neighbouring rescue team, to help with an ongoing search for a dog walker lost on the moors between Hebden Bridge and Blackstone Edge. The walker had lost their way during the storm that preceded nightfall.

NPAS Carr Gate (Police Helicopter) were already flying above the moor and by a combination of their search light and one of our team talking to the missing walker, a quick find was made.

The missing walker was stabilised and extracted to a team vehicle by stretcher. They were then taken to the road head and an awaiting ambulance.

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 13 September 2016
  • Location White Holme Reservoir
  • Grid Reference SD 97408 19861
  • Latitude 53.675211
  • Longitude -2.0407128
  • Man Hours 63
  • Members In Attendance 21


13 Sep 2016

CVSRT were contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, requesting assistance with an ongoing incident in the Calder Valley. A male out enjoying the good weather had sustained an ankle injury at the waterfalls known locally as Lumb Falls.

24 team members were available to respond immediately and made their way to the casualty’s location.

Once on scene, casualty care was administered to stabilise the patient’s injury whilst an extrication plan was conceived. Due to the difficult location, a rope system was used to bring the casualty on to safer ground from where the stretcher could be carried.

Following a stretcher carry out of the valley, the patient was transferred into the care of the ambulance service for onward transport to hospital.

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 13 September 2016
  • Location Lumb Falls, Hebden Bridge
  • Grid Reference SD 99229 31373
  • Latitude 53.778688
  • Longitude -2.0131802
  • Man Hours 72
  • Members In Attendance 23


11 Sep 2016

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police for assistance with the urgent evacuation of a lady who had fallen on steps at Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, sustaining an ankle injury.

19 team members were available to respond immediately and made their way to the casualty’s location.

Once on-scene, one of our team doctors managed the casualty's injuries before she was assisted onto a Bell stretcher for the carry to the nearest vehicle track. At the request of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, the casualty was taken in Calder Mobile 3 to the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Accident & Emergency department.

We would like to thank Andy who called the emergency services on behalf of the casualty. He called 999 requesting Mountain Rescue. Calls requesting Mountain Rescue are routed to the Police who then contact us directly.

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 11 September 2016
  • Location Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge
  • Grid Reference SD 98626 29117
  • Latitude 53.758409
  • Longitude -2.0223197
  • Man Hours 38
  • Members In Attendance 19


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