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 BASICS Doctor
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
- 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
CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the search for a male who had been heard screaming for help in Eaves Wood.
After concluding our tasking from the police with no conclusion, CVSRT members stood down and returned to their homes. Police enquiries on-going.
In attendance: 26 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
National Police Air Service (NPAS Carr Gate)
Total Duration: 5hrs 26mins
- Date Saturday, 12 August 2017
- Location Eaves Wood, Heptonstall Quarry
- Grid Reference SD 96598 28400
- Latitude 53.751955
- Longitude -1.9899910
- Man Hours 119.5
- Members In Attendance 26
Midway through our 50th Anniversary Celebration Service in Mytholmroyd, CVSRT members became aware of a missing persons appeal issued by West Yorkshire Police for Denise Bishop, a vulnerable 38yo female, who was reported missing from Calderdale Royal Hospital.
Team members immediately noticed similarities to a recent missing person search in Holmfirth by Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, where the female had been successfully found by HVMRT on Friday (18th November) but was hypothermic and in need of medical assistance at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Subsequently the casualty had been transferred to Halifax for further treatment.
At 16:00pm on Saturday (19th November), West Yorkshire Police requested CVSRT assistance and our incident leaders also alerted HVMRT to the new search for the same female. Within the hour, 51 members from both teams had assembled and were deployed in and around the Savile Park area of Halifax. Earlier in the afternoon the missing female had been seen on CCTV entering the park.
As darkness fell, the temperatures also fell below freezing and search efforts intensified into the night with CVSRT Search dog ‘Pepper’ and Cheshire SAR Trailing dog ‘Skye’ joining the search, as well as additional units from the police, the police helicopter and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. All areas of interest radiating out from the last confirmed sighting in Savile Park were thoroughly searched and cleared.
The hospital grounds had already been searched earlier in the day by CRI security staff, however a CVSRT fell party were tasked to search the hospital grounds again just in case the missing female had been wandering for a while and had returned to that location.
At 20:38, the missing female was successfully found by CVSRT in dense foliage at the rear of the hospital. She was alive but wet, cold and very confused. She was able to walk and was escorted indoors for medical assistance.
CVSRT would like to thank HVMRT, WYFRS and WYP for their assistance with searching and covering such a large area so quickly. The combined efforts concluded with a successful find. Excellent team work and a fantastic result.
- Date Saturday, 19 November 2016
- Location Savile Park, Halifax
- Grid Reference SE 08896 23624
- Latitude 53.708967
- Longitude -1.8667102
- Man Hours 24
- Members In Attendance 132
Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team was called by Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team to assist West Yorkshire Police with the ongoing search for 60-year-old Robert Bidski, who was reported missing by his family at around 9pm on Monday 10th October.
Mr Bidski was last seen in the Chickenley area, however his car was located on the Denby Dale Road, near the Bretton roundabout. Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team were contacted by West Yorkshire Police and began the search at 2.10am on Tuesday in the Bretton Common area.
The search continued throughout the day with assistance in the morning by SARDA search dogs. Later in the afternoon members from CVSRT, Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, Yorkshire Lowland Search and Rescue Team and Lincolnshire Search and Rescue Team joined the search. By 18:45pm, all team's were stood down for the night whilst police enquiries continued.
West Yorkshire Police appeal: Robert Bidski missing appeal
Mr Bidski is described as a white male, 5ft 10", slim build, grey hair, goatee beard. When he was last seen, he was wearing a grey wool jacket, which was waist length, blue faded jeans and grey shoes.
PC Bronwyn Carter, said: "We are concerned for the welfare of Robert and are appealing to members of the public who may have seen him or know his whereabouts to assist with our enquiries.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact myself via 101 quoting log number 1665 of 10 October.
21 CVSRT members
2 CVSRT Search Dogs (Pepper and Jack)
West Yorkshire Police
NPAS National Police Air Service
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team
Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team
Yorkshire Lowland Search and Rescue Team
Lincolnshire Search and Rescue Team
CVSRT Person and dog hours: 147hrs
- Date Tuesday, 11 October 2016
- Location West Bretton
- Grid Reference SE 27961 14275
- Latitude 53.624271
- Longitude -1.5787214
- Man Hours 147
- Members In Attendance 21
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
- 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