Thursday, 06 July 2017

CVSRT received a request from Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team to provide assistance with a 85yr old lady who unconscious near Warland Reservior.

In attendance: 17 CVSRT
Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team

Total Duration: 20mins

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 06 July 2017
  • Location Warland Reservoir
  • Grid Reference SD 95765 21044
  • Latitude 53.685833
  • Longitude -2.0656004
  • Man Hours 5.7
  • Members In Attendance 17
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Monday, 19 June 2017

Request from Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team to assist Bolton Mountain Rescue Team and the fire service in locating a 16yr male, who had entered Greenbooth Reservoir and not resurfaced.

Tragically the teenager died. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

In attendance: 19 CVSRT
Greater Manchester Police (GMP)
Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT)

Total Duration: 2hrs 52mins

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 19 June 2017
  • Location Greenbooth Reservoir, Rochdale
  • Grid Reference SD 85384 15242
  • Latitude 53.633494
  • Longitude -2.0101549
  • Man Hours 39.4
  • Members In Attendance 19
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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Whilst CVSRT members were on a 4x4 training exercise with fellow MRT’s, Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team received a request from North West Ambulance Service for assistance with an injured male motorbike rider.

Calder Mobile 2 (3 x CVSRT, 2 x BPMRT crew) and RM3 (2 x RPMRT, 1 x BPMRT, 1 x CVSRT crew) were requested to attend due to location from the incident.

All teams were stood down en-route as NWAS were able to deal with incident.

In attendance: 4 CVSRT
Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team
Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team

Total Duration: 18mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 30 April 2017
  • Location Ashworth Road
  • Grid Reference SD 84193 14187
  • Latitude 53.623977
  • Longitude -2.2404644
  • Man Hours 18mins
  • Members In Attendance 4
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Monday, 17 April 2017

CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a young male who, had fallen from a tree and impaled his upper leg on a branch whilst he fell to the ground. A CVSRT doctor and a YAS Responder Paramedic cared for the casualty and then he was packaged and evacuated to the ambulance for onward journey to hospital.

Coincidently several dog handlers from SARDA England were training nearby and diverted to assist with the callout.

In attendance: 22 CVSRT

SARDA England Dog Handlers
1 Oldham Mountain Rescue Team
1 Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Total Duration: 1hr 16mins

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 13 April 2017
  • Location Snake Hill Wood, Halifax
  • Grid Reference SE 07994 26219
  • Latitude 53.732305
  • Longitude -1.8803046
  • Man Hours 27
  • Members In Attendance 22
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The weekend of the 10th of October saw the first MPSRO regional Water First Responder course. Principally organised by CVSRT members, with hosting and additional tuition from Rossendale and Pendle MRT and team members from Bolton, Calder Valley and Rossendale & Pendle in attendance.

Conscious of a global trend towards more extreme weather events and having been called upon to assist during the flooding of recent years, Mountain Rescue Teams nationally have begun to ensure that they are properly trained and equipped to meet the challenges of operating in flood and swift water environments.

Every member of a mountain rescue team is required to have an understanding of working alongside water features and some members are trained as Swift Water Technicians (i.e. trained to enter deeper swift water and retrieve casualties). This course was designed to qualify the attendees with the skills to carry out ‘Non Buoyant’ rescues and operating in the ‘Hot Zone’, where there is a realistic danger and likelihood of accidentally ending up out of your depth. The Course was divided into a theory day at RPMRT base, followed by a practical day on the River Irwell at Burrs Country Park and Activity Centre. Kevin Garvey (RPMRT) and Mick Smith (CVSRT) kicked off with an overview and discussion of the strategic intention of regional cooperation to build a robust swift/flood water capability. Kevin, Mick, Al Day and Howard Barton covered the areas of the syllabus which best suited their knowledge and experience.

As a course participant their informal and collegiate approach made it easy to learn, with all the instructors open to others contributing. We covered how water moves and the hazards specific to submerged features, how to read surface signs to understand the hydrology, communications, organisation, water specific casualty care, kit and equipment and more.

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