Incident #855

Saturday, 17 January 2015    Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge    
Saturday afternoon and several members of CVSRT gathered at Hardcastle Crags and donned their drysuits ready for a training session on 'Swift Water Rescue' The session led by one of our internal trainers was set up to introduce people to swift water- showing them how to swim defensively enabling themselves…

Incident #854

Saturday, 17 January 2015    Hebden Hey Hostel, Hebden Bridge    
Whilst attending the water rescue training at Hardcastle Crags- CVSRT members were alerted to an incident nearby. It became apparent that a group of twenty art students and teachers visiting from London were attempting to drive their mini buses up the track at Hebden Hey Scout Centre (Tom Bell Hostel)-…

Incident #853

Friday, 02 January 2015    Ramsden Wood Rd, Todmorden    
At 10:48- CVSRT were contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service requesting urgent assistance with an injured walker who had slipped on the wet ground above Walsden- Todmorden sustaining a suspected dislocated knee. CVSRT and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were both despatched to the scene with Helimed conducting an aerial search to…

Incident #852

Tuesday, 30 December 2014    Cullingworth    
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a call to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with an injured 67year old lady who had sustained a broken ankle whilst out walking in the Cullingworth area. Within 19 minutes- the first team members were on-scene to provide urgent care. After the ankle was…

Incident #851

Sunday, 28 December 2014    Todmorden    
A local resident reported to the Police that at 18:41 for three minutes she saw a torch flashing SOS on the ridge line near to Stoodley Pike. The Duty Police Inspector asked if we could check this out for them. One of our assistant leaders along with another team member…

Incident #850

Sunday, 14 December 2014    Cowling, Keighley    
On Sunday afternoon- CVSRT were called on by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 75yr old male hiker who was suffering from chest pain- whilst on an exposed hill top area of the Pennine Way near Cowling. The casualty and his walking companion- both experienced hill walkers managed…

Incident #849

Saturday, 13 December 2014    Keighley    
As we were dealing with incident #848 we were alerted to a second incident outside Marks & Spencers- very similar scenario and resultant injury to a lady. Again after speaking to Ambulance control this lady was also treated and transferred to Airedale by team vehicle.
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Incident #848

Saturday, 13 December 2014    Keighley    
Team members involved in our annual street collection were alerted to an elderly gentleman having fallen on ice round the corner from our vehicle. A member of the public called 999 whilst a team member instigated cas care. The patient had sustained a painful injury to his left leg and…

Incident #847

Saturday, 06 December 2014    Swillington, Todmorden.    
On Saturday afternoon the team was paged by West Yorkshire Police asking for our assistance with a female walker who had slipped whilst walking the Pennine Way above Todmorden. The lady- part of a large group of walkers had stumbled whilst descending the path from Stoodley Pike injuring her ankle.…

Incident #846

Tuesday, 02 December 2014    Burley in Wharfedale    
Whilst the team was out on our weekely training exercise we were contacted by the Ambulance Service with regards to an incident they were dealing with. At a farmhouse a crew was dealing with an elderly male unconcious casualty- due to the remote location of the property they were unable…

Incident #845

Thursday, 27 November 2014    Otley    
The team leadership received a message from North Yorkshire Police asking for help with a dog who had gotten away from his owners and then managed to get stuck on a ledge at Otley. The dogs owners concerned for his safety- attempted a rescue but decided due to their safety…

Incident #844

Sunday, 23 November 2014    Cock Hill MTB Track, Cornholme    
At 14:20- Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team were alerted to an incident involving a mountain biker who had fallen from his ride on a muddy stretch of a technical trail in Cockhill Woods near Todmorden- sustaining a dislocated shoulder. Team Leader and Incident Leader- Les Wilson managed to speak…

Incident #843

Saturday, 25 October 2014    Caley Crags, Otley    
Early afternoon- Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) for assistance with an injured walker who had fallen at Caley Crags- Otley Chevin and sustained a suspected fracture to his right ankle. After acquiring the exact location- the prime group mobilised Calder Mobile…

Incident #842

Sunday, 12 October 2014    Cock Hill MTB Track, Cornholme    
Our assistance was requested by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist in evacuating an injured mountain biker who had landed badly whilst taking part in a downhill race Due to the off road location of the casualty the ambulance service were in need of our 4x4 capability to assist the…

Incident #841

Saturday, 04 October 2014    Woodside, Bradford    
At 22:50 CVSRT received a request from the West Yorkshire Police to search for a missing vulnerable female. A full team callout was issued and team members headed to the scene- whilst enroute the missing lady was located on the edge of our initial search area by a Police Community…

Incident #840

Sunday, 28 September 2014    Mytholmroyd    
Whilst providing safety cover for the English Schools Fell Running Championship- team members throughout the course of the event treated 8 casualties for varying injuries from minor strains and sprains to asthma attacks. All the casualties were initially assessed by team members- and then passed on to the event first…

Incident #839

Saturday, 20 September 2014    Northcliffe, Shipley    
For the second night running the leaders group were paged by the West Yorkshire Police in the early hours. At 01:58 we were asked to assist in the search for a missing vulnerable 15 year old female with learning difficulties. Initial police enquiries had led them to an area around…

Incident #838

Friday, 19 September 2014    Holywell Green    
03:20am and a request was received from West Yorkshire Police to respond- following a report of cries for help in a wooded area. The caller was so convinced she heard them she left her house and went out into the night. A police call handler heard the noise on the…

Incident #837

Monday, 15 September 2014    Oxenhope    
CVSRT recevied a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist in the search and rescue of a confused walker who had fallen down a hole near Hebden Bridge Rd- Oxenhope. The walker had sat on the top of a banking to have his lunch and as he got up to…

Incident #836

Monday, 15 September 2014    Halifax    
West Yorkshire Police contacted the team to request assistance in the search for a missing person. Two of CVSRT's search managers attended Halifax Police Station to discuss the search and to start to put together a strategy. At their request a couple of lines of enquiry were started resulting in…

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