Sunday, 20 August 2017

At 19:55, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide urgent assistance with a vehicle, which had left the A672 (Rishworth Moor) and had come to rest approx. 50-60ft down the steep banking in a deep ravine. 19 CVSRT members were available to assist immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly.

Once on-scene, team members were advised by West Yorkshire Police that the driver was missing from the vehicle, so we were tasked with assisting with a multi-agency search for the driver at the crash site and surrounding moorland.

At 02:00, CVSRT members concluded their tasking and returned to base, then onward to their homes. No further information is available at this moment.

Police enquiries are ongoing.

In attendance: 19 CVSRT

West Yorkshire Police (WYP)
West Yorkshire Police Dogs (WYPD)
West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit (WYP RPU)
National Police Air Service (NPAS CarrGate)
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team (YAS HART)
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS)
WYFRS Technical Rescue Unit (TRU)
Search and Rescue Dog from Cave Rescue Organisation (SARDA England) (CRO)

Total Duration: 6hrs 5mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 19 August 2017
  • Location Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth Moor
  • Grid Reference SE 01038 16142
  • Latitude 53.641790
  • Longitude -1.9857744
  • Man Hours 97.3
  • Members In Attendance 19
Published in Incidents


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

At 19:33 this evening, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service for assistance to locate and evacuate an injured mountain biker who had fallen off in remote woodland sustaining a suspected lower leg fracture.

Thanks to his riding companions, the casualty was quickly located and assessed on-scene by a team doctor. A box splint was used to protect his lower leg and then he was carried by stretcher for approx. 500metres from the woods to Calder Mobile 3, where he was able to sit up and was driven to the main road and handed over to the ambulance crew.

At 20:34 the team stood down and returned to their homes.

In attendance: 24 CVSRT members
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Additional Info

  • Date Wednesday, 12 October 2016
  • Location Lumb Bank, Heptonstall
  • Grid Reference SD 97538 28223
  • Latitude 53.750370
  • Longitude -2.0388145
  • Man Hours 48hrs
  • Members In Attendance 24
Published in Incidents

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