At 15:20 on Monday 14th January Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with locating and evacuating an injured 55yr female who had sustained a suspected closed ankle fracture whilst out walking on Haworth Moor.
28 CVSRT members were available to respond immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly to the incident.
The casualty was assessed by a team doctor and received pain relief and her ankle was box splinted. She was then placed in a winter casualty bag and evacuated by stretcher from the moorland to an ambulance waiting nearby.
In Attendance: 28 CVSRT, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, West Yorkshire Police
Total Duration: 2hrs 40mins
- Date Monday, 14 January 2019
- Location Haworth Moor
- Grid Reference SE 99330 35830
- Latitude 53.818747
- Longitude -2.0116541
- Man Hours 74.7
- Members In Attendance 28
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.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
- 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