Monday, 01 January 2018

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

Additional Info

  • 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
Published in Incidents


Sunday, 27 August 2017

At 11:06, CVSRT was alerted to an incident near Brontë Falls, Stanbury where a 61yo lady had fallen whilst out walking with her husband, and sustained a suspected elbow fracture.

20 CVSRT members were available to respond immediately and made their way to the location either in team vehicles or directly. Team members were quickly on-scene and located the lady who was able to walk up to the main track to receive medical assistance from a team doctor.

Pain relief was given and her arm was splinted before a team member transported the casualty to hospital for further treatment.

In attendance: 20 CVSRT
Total Duration: 2hrs 54mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 27 August 2017
  • Location Brontë Falls, Stanbury
  • Grid Reference SD994361
  • Latitude 53.821492
  • Longitude -2.0092320
  • Man Hours 51.5
  • Members In Attendance 20
Published in Incidents


Friday, 03 March 2017

At 15:41, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist crews with locating and evacuating a 68yo female who had sustained a lower leg injury whilst walking along The Pennine Way at Top Withens (Wuthering Heights), near Haworth.

CVSRT members were able to pinpoint the casualty using SARLOC and deployed to the location. The assistance of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) was also requested.

Once the lady was packaged and comfortable, CVSRT members stretchered her to the helicopter for evacuation from the moors to the land ambulance situated on the road head. Team members then created a secondary landing site for the helicopter and then assisted with the transfer of the casualty to the land ambulance.

This callout was the 1000th incident milestone since the team formed in 1966, and coincidentally it was YAA Aircrew Paramedic, Sammy Wills 999th patient too.

In attendance:
14 CVSRT members
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Total Duration: 3hrs 19mins

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 02 March 2017
  • Location Top Withens, Haworth (Wuthering Heights)
  • Grid Reference SD 98270 35551
  • Latitude 53.816237
  • Longitude -2.0277579
  • Man Hours 43.1
  • Members In Attendance 14
Published in Incidents


Sunday, 08 May 2016

CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide urgent assistance with the evacuation of a 24yo female, who had fallen and sustained a suspected ankle fracture whilst at the Brontë Waterfalls near Haworth.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance was also on scene, however the casualty decided she would prefer to be transferred to hospital by land ambulance. Once she was comfortable, CVSRT members carried the casualty by stretcher out of the valley to the lane head to the waiting ambulance.

In attendance

23 CVSRT members

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Duration: 2hrs 15mins


Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 08 May 2016
  • Location Brontë Waterfall, Haworth
  • Grid Reference SD 99800 35800
  • Latitude 53.818478
  • Longitude -2.0045199
  • Man Hours 51.8
  • Members In Attendance 23
Published in Incidents


Sunday, 06 December 2015

At 11:28, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request for urgent assistance by Yorkshire Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a gentleman who had fallen and sustained a suspected broken leg at Brontë Falls, Haworth.

Once on-scene, the casualty was safely packaged and transferred a short distance back up the steep hillside to the waiting air ambulance, for onward journey to hospital.

The team stood down at 12:36 and returned to base to await the arrival back of the Swiftwater Rescue members in Calder Mobile 2 and 3 who were returning from assisting fellow mountain rescue teams and emergency services with the ongoing Cumbria floods.

In attendance: CVSRT, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

View Yorkshire Air Ambulance take off: https://youtu.be/-lMKts6NQhI 

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 06 December 2015
  • Location Brontë Falls, Haworth
  • Grid Reference SD 99861 35786
  • Latitude 53.818352
  • Longitude -2.0035987
  • Man Hours 115.5
  • Members In Attendance 21
Published in Incidents

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