CVSRT - Items filtered by date: August 2017


12 Aug 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the search for a male who had been heard screaming for help in Eaves Wood.

After concluding our tasking from the police with no conclusion, CVSRT members stood down and returned to their homes. Police enquiries on-going.

In attendance: 26 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
National Police Air Service (NPAS Carr Gate)

Total Duration: 5hrs 26mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 12 August 2017
  • Location Eaves Wood, Heptonstall Quarry
  • Grid Reference SD 96598 28400
  • Latitude 53.751955
  • Longitude -1.9899910
  • Man Hours 119.5
  • Members In Attendance 26


08 Aug 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the recovery of a 60yo male found deceased in woodland.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

In attendance: 10 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Services
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Total Duration: 3hr

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 08 August 2017
  • Location Dauber Bridge, Cragg Vale
  • Grid Reference SE 00758 25106
  • Latitude 53.722360
  • Longitude -1.9899910
  • Man Hours 30
  • Members In Attendance 10


06 Aug 2017

Earlier this afternoon, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide urgent assistance with a difficult extrication of a driver of a vehicle, which had left the A672 near to Junction 22 M62 (Rishworth Moor) and had come to rest approx. 50ft down the steep banking in a deep ravine.  24 CVSRT members were available to assist immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly.

The driver had incredibly managed to self-extricate from the vehicle and appeared to have minor injuries, however the mechanism of the incident dictated full immobilization for the extrication up the steep ground.

Whilst the medical teams cared for and prepared the casualty for the evacuation, CVSRT members rigged a rope system and lowered a stretcher with two barrow boys. Once the casualty was packaged, the stretcher was safely hauled up to the roadside and handed over to the waiting ambulance crew.

Great teamwork between all the emergency teams made for a prompt rescue.

In attendance: 24 CVSRT

West Yorkshire Police (WYP)
West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit (WYP RPU)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)
West Yorkshire Medic Response Team (WYMRT)

Total Duration: 1hrs 36mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 06 August 2017
  • Location Oxygrains Bridge, Rishworth Moor
  • Grid Reference SD 99426 15247
  • Latitude 53.633746
  • Longitude -2.0101549
  • Man Hours 37.1
  • Members In Attendance 24


03 Aug 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to search for Eric Smith (78) who had been reported missing from his home. Mr Smith has dementia and had recently moved to Mytholmroyd and there were some concerns for his wellbeing

Having searched the area, CVSRT members were concluding their tasking when Mr Smith was located by a police officer walking past the Rescue Post in Mytholmroyd.

In attendance: 19 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police

Total Duration: 4hr

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 03 August 2017
  • Location Mytholmroyd
  • Grid Reference SE 01064 25973
  • Latitude 53.730156
  • Longitude -1.9853550
  • Man Hours 76
  • Members In Attendance 19


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