At 10:45 on Sunday 20th September Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the search for a pilot of a paraglider reported to have come to land in the woods near Heptonstall. The informant described seeing the main body of a type of paraglider fall into the woods without a pilot.
CVSRT search teams and Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (MRSDE) search dogs and handlers were deployed to specific areas around the location of the sighting. Following a thorough search of the agreed areas, with no person found, the team were stood down.
This was a genuine call by concerned members of public and fortunately no one was injured.
#1287 Heptonstall Rd, Hebden Bridge
10:45 Sun 20th Sep 2020
Duration 3 hrs 25 mins
MRSDE search dogs Jack & Orion
West Yorkshire Police (WYP)
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)
National Police Air Service (NPAS)