At 12:08 on Saturday 23 March Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the treatment and evacuation of a walker who had slipped on the path leading up to Bronte Falls and sustained an injury to their ankle.
20 CVSRT members were available to respond immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly to the incident near to Stanbury, due to the remote nature of the casualties location the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) was also requested to attend.
With the advantage of flight the YAA arrived on scene first and began medical treatment of the casualty and her obviously broken ankle, within a few minutes the first CVSRT members were arriving on scene.
Being qualified Mountain Rescue Medics the YAA crew then handed over treatment of the patient enabling them to head to other taskings they were being requested to. The CVSRT medics used a shelter to keep the casualty warm, provided pain relief, splinted the injured ankle and kept her comfy whilst the rest of the team and an NHS ambulance arrived.
Once the Ambulance was on scene the medics handed the patient over to the attending crew and CVSRT members assisted with transferring her into the Ambulance for onward travel to hospital.
In Attendance: 20 CVSRT (+1 extra)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Total Duration: 1hr 54mins
- Date: Saturday, 23 March 2019
- Location: Back Lane, Stanbury
- Grid Reference: SD 99935 36390
- Latitude: 53.823782
- Longitude: -2.0024648
- Man Hours: 49.6
- Members In Attendance: 20