CVSRT - Items filtered by date: April 2017


30 Apr 2017

Whilst CVSRT members were on a 4x4 training exercise with fellow MRT’s, Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team received a request from North West Ambulance Service for assistance with an injured male motorbike rider.

Calder Mobile 2 (3 x CVSRT, 2 x BPMRT crew) and RM3 (2 x RPMRT, 1 x BPMRT, 1 x CVSRT crew) were requested to attend due to location from the incident.

All teams were stood down en-route as NWAS were able to deal with incident.

In attendance: 4 CVSRT
Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team
Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team

Total Duration: 18mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 30 April 2017
  • Location Ashworth Road
  • Grid Reference SD 84193 14187
  • Latitude 53.623977
  • Longitude -2.2404644
  • Man Hours 18mins
  • Members In Attendance 4


23 Apr 2017

CVSRT called to assist West Yorkshire Police with the search for Peter Silson, a vulnerable 80yo male who had been reported missing at 10am on 22nd April.

25 team members were available to assist with the search and once on-scene were tasked with searching woodland at Otley Chevin. After 6hrs all areas of interest were cleared without a conclusion, so the team stood down and returned to base at 1:30am, then onward to their homes.

The team was informed several days later that Mr Silson had returned home by himself, and was said to be safe and well.

In attendance: 25 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
National Police Air Service (NPAS Carr Gate)

Total Duration: 6hrs 1mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 23 April 2017
  • Location Otley Chevin
  • Grid Reference SE 20429 44146
  • Latitude 53.893093
  • Longitude -1.8286392
  • Man Hours 150.4
  • Members In Attendance 25


17 Apr 2017

CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a young male who, had fallen from a tree and impaled his upper leg on a branch whilst he fell to the ground. A CVSRT doctor and a YAS Responder Paramedic cared for the casualty and then he was packaged and evacuated to the ambulance for onward journey to hospital.

Coincidently several dog handlers from SARDA England were training nearby and diverted to assist with the callout.

In attendance: 22 CVSRT

SARDA England Dog Handlers
1 Oldham Mountain Rescue Team
1 Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Total Duration: 1hr 16mins

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 13 April 2017
  • Location Snake Hill Wood, Halifax
  • Grid Reference SE 07994 26219
  • Latitude 53.732305
  • Longitude -1.8803046
  • Man Hours 27
  • Members In Attendance 22


17 Apr 2017

At 14:30, CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with the ongoing search for a vulnerable missing 59yo female who was reported missing from home at 10:20am on the 11th April.

Whilst team members assembled to commence the search, CVSRT leaders and search managers attended the Police Station for a briefing where they were tasked with searching wooded and open areas. An additional search dog team also joined the search from Oldham Mountain Rescue Team.

Whilst this initial search continued, the next area of interest was identified and our search managers made ready to deploy the team. Before this could happen, a member of the public found the missing female in this new area of interest, and alerted the police.

CVSRT instantly deployed a vehicle to the casualty’s location to provided immediate medical care until the ambulance crew arrived on scene.

At 19:30 the team stood down and returned to base.

In attendance: 22 CVSRT

SARDA Dog Teams
1 Oldham Mountain Rescue Team

West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Total Duration: 7hrs
Person Hours: 33hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Wednesday, 12 April 2017
  • Location Scott Hall Road, Leeds
  • Grid Reference SE 30348 35888
  • Latitude 53.818390
  • Longitude -1.5405203
  • Man Hours 33
  • Members In Attendance 22

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