The gentleman was part of a walking group who were approaching the trig at Blackstone Edge when he became ill. The casualty’s well-being is always a priority and as the location was on the border of our operational area, both teams were deployed.
Once on-scene, the casualty was treated by North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) paramedics and transferred to the helicopter by team members from Oldham MRT and CVSRT, for the onward journey to hospital:
Both teams stood down and returned to their respective base.
Watch the helimed take off here: https://youtu.be/D8jHy77Qgx8
- Date Tuesday, 29 December 2015
- Location Blackstone Edge (Pennine Way)
- Grid Reference SD972164
- Latitude 53.644120
- Longitude -2.0436323
- Man Hours 69.6
- Members In Attendance 20
During 2015, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team has experienced some incredible high points, but sadly we finish the year witnessing first-hand the utter devastation that has ruined so many homes and businesses with the recent floods.
No matter what the situation though, one word resonates throughout… ‘COMMUNITY’…and we are proud to be part of this community.
On behalf of all the volunteers who make up the team; from supporters, dogsbodies and training casualties, probie members and operational full team members, may we take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the last twelve months, because without it there is no team.
This evening, we hope you have time to reflect on the past year and look forward to a positive future. Please support one of the numerous fundraising events up and down the valley in aid of the flood relief efforts.
In 2016, we will celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We hope that you will join us at the various events we have planned throughout the year to help mark this monumental milestone. More details will be released soon.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Saving lives in wild & remote places since 1966.
2015 in Summary
Incidents: 325 hours
• 60 Full Team callouts
• 13 Search Dog callouts (locally and nationally)
Training & Maintenance: 864 hours
Public Events & Fundraising: 576 hours.
In this issue:
- Callout Reports (Feb – Aug 2015)
- Fundraising News and Donations
- Public Events, Visits and Presentations
- Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year
- HM Coastguard Helicopter Training
- Yorkshire Air Ambulance Training
- Croagh Patrick Reek Sunday Pilgrimage
- Hot Air Balloon Crash Scenario
- Our 50th Anniversary Celebration Plans
- Aim Higher Stoodley Pike Challenge
- Probationary Training
- How to support the team
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