At 11:25 Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received its first callout request of the day from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured male mountain biker who had fallen from his ride in the Oxenhope area. Very shortly after the full team callout had started, we received news that the ambulance crew with assistance from some very kind members of the public had helped the injured rider to the ambulance. The team were promptly stood down.
However at 11:50 CVSRT received a second request for assistance from Yorkshire Ambulance Service and West Yorkshire Police to locate a female walker near Stoodley Pike who had slipped on black ice sustaining a very painful ankle injury.
20 CVSRT members were available to respond and immediately made their way to the location. Once on-scene team members treated the casualty for an isolated ankle injury, providing pain relief and splinting. Once the casualty was more comfortable, she was packaged and transferred by stretcher to a road ambulance for onward journey to hospital.
In attendance: 20 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
West Yorkshire Police
Duration: 2hrs 42mins
- Date Sunday, 07 January 2018
- Location Stoodley Pike
- Grid Reference SD 96377 23115
- Latitude 53.704452
- Longitude -2.0563589
- Man Hours 64.2
- Members In Attendance 20
CVSRT received an urgent request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a male who was believed to be suffering a cardiac arrest at a quarry near Todmorden.
Once on-scene team members loaded the casualty on to a Bell stretcher and carried him to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for transfer to hospital.
In attendance: 12 CVSRT + 2 Search dogs
Duration: 1hr 38mins
- Date Friday, 05 January 2018
- Location Quarry off Bacup Road, Todmorden
- Grid Reference SD893236
- Latitude 53.709342
- Longitude -2.1635824
- Man Hours 19
- Members In Attendance 12
CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of an injured male who had fallen 30 feet. The team was stood down almost immediately as the ambulance crew managed without assistance.
In attendance: 16 CVSRT
- Date Tuesday, 02 January 2018
- Location MG Caravans Todmorden
- Grid Reference SD926252
- Latitude 53.723493
- Longitude -2.1134579
- Man Hours 66mins
- Members In Attendance 16
Team members were alerted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service at 12:59 to reports of an injured fell runner who had sustained a leg injury and was unable to move in the area near Bronte Falls.
Within a few minutes the first response vehicle was en-route to scene with the other three vehicles all away from their bases by 13:17 along with local team members going direct.
Once the first team members were on scene the casualty was treated by team medics for his leg injury, the casualty was then stretchered up the hill and to the road head, during this time conditions on the hill changed and what was a pleasant winters day soon turned into heavy rain and cold wind showing just why you need to be prepared for all conditions when out on the moors.
Once at the road head the casualty’s friends offered to take him direct to A&E in their car, as the casualty was able to travel seated we assisted him into the car which allowed our vehicles and team members to return to base to re equip and to put wet kit in the drying room.
In attendance: 24 CVSRT
Duration: 2hrs 20mins
- Date Monday, 01 January 2018
- Location Brontë Waterfalls, Haworth
- Grid Reference SD998358
- Latitude 53.818829
- Longitude -2.0041224
- Man Hours 62
- Members In Attendance 24