CVSRT - Items filtered by date: January 2019


14 Jan 2019

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

Additional Info

  • 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


13 Jan 2019

At 12:30 CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist in the treatment and evacuation of an injured walker. The lady who had slipped whilst descending a path within Hardcastle Crags had suffered an injury to her wrist and needed medical attention.

First on scene within 10 minutes was a CVSRT Doctor who assessed the casualty’s injuries and kept her warm and dry within a ‘cas shelter’ while waiting for the rest of the team to arrive.

Once the team vehicles and equipment arrived on scene, the casualty was given pain relief, her wrist splinted and a warm sleeping bag placed around her. Then it was onto a stretcher and up the hill to the road and handed over to the waiting Ambulance Crew for onward travel to hospital.

In Attendance: 24 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Total Duration: 2hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 13 January 2019
  • Location Hardcastle Crags
  • Grid Reference SD 97375 29680
  • Latitude 53.763462
  • Longitude -2.0412925
  • Man Hours 48
  • Members In Attendance 24


07 Jan 2019

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.

In attendance:
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Additional Info

  • 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


01 Jan 2019

At 13:20 today CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of an injured walker at Great Bride Stones, Todmorden.

Locally based team members attending the incident direct were first on scene, closely followed by other team members deployed in team vehicles. The casualty’s injuries were assessed, pain relief administered and lower leg splinted, before being packaged and evacuated by stretcher to the road nearby.

The casualty was then re-assessed and, as they were able to travel as a seated passenger, transferred to their own car for the onward journey to an NHS Urgent Care Centre (UCC) for further assessment and treatment.

In Attendance: 17 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
YAS Rapid Response Vehicle
Total Duration: 2hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 01 January 2019
  • Location Great Brides Stones
  • Grid Reference SD 93085 26668
  • Latitude 53.736350
  • Longitude -2.1063066
  • Man Hours 34
  • Members In Attendance 17

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