Thursday, 01 June 2017

At 9:50am, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a 53yr old female who had sustained a suspected ankle fracture whilst walking near Kebroyd Mills, Triangle.

Once on-scene, CVSRT members along with a crew from Hazardous Area Response Team packaged the casualty and evacuated her by stretcher to the ambulance for onward journey to hospital.

In attendance: 15 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team

Total Duration: 1hr 40mins

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 01 June 2017
  • Location Kebroyd Mill Woods, Triangle
  • Grid Reference SE 04350 21288
  • Latitude 53.688027
  • Longitude -1.9356081
  • Man Hours 25
  • Members In Attendance 15
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Friday, 12 May 2017

At 20:55, CVSRT were alerted to an incident at Chellow Dene near Bradford, where Yorkshire Ambulance Service were requesting assistance to evacuate an injured 14yo boy who had fallen in to Devils Cave sustaining a serious leg injury.

18 CVSRT members were available to respond immediately and made their way to the location either in team vehicles or directly. Once on-scene, team members rigged a rope system to lower a team member down to the casualty. He was then placed on to a stretcher and lowered to the cave floor, where the boy was then carried to the ambulance at the road.

Also on-scene assisting with the rescue were West Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

At 23:09, CVSRT stood down and returned to base, then onward to their homes.

In attendance: 18 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Total Duration: 3hrs 4mins

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 12 May 2017
  • Location Chellow Dene, Bradford
  • Grid Reference SE 11382 34707
  • Latitude 53.808532
  • Longitude -1.8286392
  • Man Hours 55.2
  • Members In Attendance 18
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Sunday, 09 October 2016

On Sunday 9th October at 11:43am, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was alerted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an incident in the Queensbury area involving a 31yr female who had slipped on the banking of a stream and had fallen heavily on her hip.

First CVSRT members arrived just as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed, and together made their way to the casualty site. Paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Hazardous Area Response Team were already in attendance and were tending to the casualty’s immediate need for pain relief.

Once comfortable, CVSRT members packaged the casualty in a vacuum mattress, and smoothly transferred the lady by stretcher to the helicopter for transfer to hospital.

In attendance: 21 CVSRT Members
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Duration: 2hrs 30mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 09 October 2016
  • Location Lane Side, Queensbury
  • Grid Reference SE 09863 31929
  • Latitude 53.783595
  • Longitude -1.8517940
  • Man Hours 52.5hrs
  • Members In Attendance 21
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Earlier today, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service requesting assistance with a search for a vulnerable 30yr female who had gone missing and was in need of medical attention.

12 CVSRT members with Search dog ‘Pepper’ were deployed to the location near West Bradford Golf Club. Due to the location, our neighbouring team, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, was also placed on stand-by, however thankfully their services were not required.

Whilst the police helicopter searched from over head, a search area was identified and the team deployed. Shortly after entering the woodland, Search dog ‘Pepper’ with handler Ellie Sherwin found the missing female alive, but in need of urgent medical assistance.

The remaining CVSRT members and YAS paramedics were guided to the casualty’s location and affected a swift evacuation to the ambulance.

At 18:00, the team returned to The Rescue Post, then onward to their homes or work. Excellent teamwork and a great result.

Well done ‘Pepper’ for the quick find…(and Ellie of course).

In attendance: 12 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)
West Yorkshire Police
National Police Air Service (NPAS)

Duration: 4hrs 25mins
Person (and search dog) hrs: 51

Additional Info

  • Date Wednesday, 28 September 2016
  • Location Heaton Wood, Shipley
  • Grid Reference SE 11531 34965
  • Latitude 53.810848
  • Longitude -1.8263670
  • Man Hours 51
  • Members In Attendance 12
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Just as team members arrived for the monthly maintenance at our Mytholmroyd base, an urgent call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service was received for assistance with the evacuation of an 85yo man who had fallen over a wall and down the very steep embankment from Dudwell Lane towards the railway. Due to the precarious location of the casualty, the full team was immediately deployed.

As CVSRT members arrived at the location, it became apparent that the emergency services on-scene already had the incident under control. A handful of team members were tasked to assist with the stretcher carry at trackside, whilst the majority team members stood down.

Once the casualty was safely evacuated from the railway line and loaded into the ambulance, team members returned to base to complete the maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

In attendance:
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
(YAS) Hazardous Area Response Team
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
WYF Technical Rescue Team
and 29 CVSRT members


Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 16 August 2016
  • Location Dudwell Lane, Halifax
  • Grid Reference SE 09682 23147
  • Latitude 53.704665
  • Longitude -1.8548128
  • Man Hours 49.3
  • Members In Attendance 29
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