1287

Thursday, 24 September 2020
#CALLOUT 
 
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.
 
Link to the police appeal for any further information - https://www.facebook.com/WYPHalifax/posts/3622738694416574
 
#1287 Heptonstall Rd, Hebden Bridge
10:45 Sun 20th Sep 2020

Duration 3 hrs 25 mins

In attendance;

22 CVSRT

MRSDE search dogs Jack & Orion

YAS

West Yorkshire Police (WYP)

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)

National Police Air Service (NPAS)

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 20 September 2020
  • Location Heptonstall Rd, Hebden Bridge
  • Grid Reference SD 99015 27550
  • Latitude -2.0164150
  • Longitude 53.744324
  • Man Hours 66.6
  • Members In Attendance 22
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1286

Tuesday, 15 September 2020
#CALLOUT
 
At 23:51 on Sunday 13th September CVSRT received a request from YAS to assist with the locating and evacuation of a female biker who was experiencing breathing difficulties on the moors near Blackstone Edge.
 
Following a brief search West Yorkshire Police (WYP) made initial contact with the casualty, shortly followed by CVSRT members.  Upon arrival of CVSRT the casualty was placed in a storm shelter, assessed and once warmed up was able to be walked off the moor to the awaiting ambulance. 
 
#1286 Cloven Stone, Cragg Vale

23:51 Sun 13th Sep 2020

Duration 3 hrs 39 mins

In Attendance

18 CVSRT

YAS

WYP

National Police Air Service (NPAS)

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 13 September 2020
  • Location Cloven Stone, Cragg Vale
  • Grid Reference SD 96993 19440
  • Latitude 53.671424
  • Longitude -2.0469975
  • Man Hours 65.6
  • Members In Attendance 18
Published in Incidents

1278

Tuesday, 11 August 2020
#CALLOUT
 
At 07:10 on Tuesday 11th August 2020 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) for assistance in locating a male who had begun to feel unwell after a fall whilst out running on Baildon Moor.
 
Communication with the casualties phone was lost shortly after the initial call which prevented the use of any phone find technology.
 
Teams from CVSRT, Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (MRSDE), West Yorkshire Police (WYP) and the National Police Air Service (NPAS) searched an agreed area based on the casualties last known location.
 
Once the search of the agreed area was completed CVSRT were stood down awaiting further investigation from WYP.
 
The casualty was safely located outside of the search area by WYP.
 
#1278 Baildon Moor
07:10 Tue 11th Aug 2020
Duration 7hr 3 mins
In Attendance;
18 CVSRT
MRSDE search dogs Meg, Wyn and Jack
YAS
WYP
NPAS

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 11 August 2020
  • Location Baildon Moor
  • Grid Reference SE155395
  • Latitude SE155395
  • Longitude -1.7658656
  • Man Hours 137.9
  • Members In Attendance 18
Published in Incidents

1217

Saturday, 04 January 2020

#CALLOUT  On Saturday 4th January, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) to assist with the search for a person missing on the Pennine Way between Stanbury and Hebden Bridge.

The gentleman was located by CVSRT members, treated, then assisted off the hill initially on foot then by team vehicle and transferred to a Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) ambulance. 

#1217 Pennine Way, Gorple

4th January

In Attendance;

31 CVSRT

1 Edale Mountain Rescue Team (EMRT)

3 Mountain Rescure Search Dogs England (Meg, Wynn and Jack)

WYP

YAS

National Police Air Service (NPAS)

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 04 January 2020
  • Location Pennine Way, Gorple
  • Grid Reference SD 94932 30783
  • Latitude 53.773359
  • Longitude -2.0783767
  • Man Hours 82.5
  • Members In Attendance 31
Published in Incidents

1195

Sunday, 11 August 2019

At 20:18 on Sunday 11th August Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with location and evacuation of a high risk missing person in Colden Clough, Hebden Bridge.

34 CVSRT members were available to respond and deployed in team vehicles or attended directly to the incident.

On arrival at the scene CVSRT began an extensive search of the area. Approximately two hours into the search a fell party heard shouts from the casualty and was able to make verbal contact with them from across Colden Water.

The National Police Air Service provided assistance in confirming the location of the casualty using thermal imaging cameras. Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England Search Dog Wynn then quickly located the casualty and guided her handler to the scene.

The casualty was assessed by CVSRT members. Following on-scene treatment the casualty was packaged and placed on a stretcher which had been lowered down the steep slope using a rope rescue system.

The rope rescue system was then used to haul the stretcher up a steep slope to safe ground above. The casualty was transferred to a wheeled-stretcher and wheeled approximately 1.5 kilometres to a YAS ambulance crew waiting at the nearest road head.

In attendance: 34 CVSRT
National Police Air Service
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
Duration: 5hrs 42mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 11 August 2019
  • Location Colden Clough
  • Grid Reference SD 97350 28108
  • Latitude 53.749333
  • Longitude -2.0416653
  • Man Hours 185.3
  • Members In Attendance 34
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1149

Saturday, 16 February 2019

#CALLOUT At 21:45 yesterday, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with location and evacuation of an injured female on steep ground in Colden Clough, Hebden Bridge.

Fifteen CVSRT members were available to respond immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly to the incident.

On arrival at the scene CVSRT members joined West Yorkshire Police officers in undertaking a rapid path search for the casualty, which, assisted by the National Police Air Service, was successful within 18 minutes.

The casualty was then assessed by CVSRT members and YAS Hazardous Area Response Team Paramedics. Following on-scene treatment the casualty was packaged and placed on a stretcher which had been lowered down the steep slope using a rope rescue system established by all agencies present – at this point it had become a full multi-agency response with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service also in attendance.

The rope rescue system was then used to haul the stretcher up a steep slope to safe ground above and carried 1.5 kilometres to a YAS ambulance crew waiting at the nearest road head. 

Following stand-down of the incident team members returned with vehicles to the Rescue Post to sort, wash and repack kit, finally heading home at 02:45.

At 16:09 today CVSRT received the second request of the weekend - to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with an incident at Otley Chevin. Twenty-one CVSRT members mobilised to the incident, however, stand-down was received en route.

In attendance: 15 CVSRT
National Police Air Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)

Total duration: 5hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 16 February 2019
  • Location Colden Clough
  • Grid Reference SD 97448 28089
  • Latitude 53.749168
  • Longitude -2.0401847
  • Man Hours 66.6
  • Members In Attendance 15
Published in Incidents

1143

Thursday, 27 December 2018

At 01:08 on Thursday 27th December, CVSRT were alerted to an ongoing search for a vulnerable missing pensioner with dementia who was reported missing in the Allerton Bywater area at 19:00hrs on Boxing Day.

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and WYP NPAS CarrGate were already involved with the ongoing search when extra help was requested for additional members from CVSRT and SARDA Search Dogs.

As CVSRT members arrived on-scene they were greeted with the fantastic news that the gentleman had just been found alive by members of Holme Valley MRT, and required immediate evacuation. He was promptly packaged and transferred by stretcher to an ambulance for treatment and onward journey to hospital.

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 27 December 2018
  • Location Allerton Bywater
  • Grid Reference SE 41750 27856
  • Latitude 53.745415
  • Longitude -1.3684275
  • Man Hours 51.6
  • Members In Attendance 10
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1032

Sunday, 20 August 2017

At 19:55, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide urgent assistance with a vehicle, which had left the A672 (Rishworth Moor) and had come to rest approx. 50-60ft down the steep banking in a deep ravine. 19 CVSRT members were available to assist immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly.

Once on-scene, team members were advised by West Yorkshire Police that the driver was missing from the vehicle, so we were tasked with assisting with a multi-agency search for the driver at the crash site and surrounding moorland.

At 02:00, CVSRT members concluded their tasking and returned to base, then onward to their homes. No further information is available at this moment.

Police enquiries are ongoing.

In attendance: 19 CVSRT

On-scene:
West Yorkshire Police (WYP)
West Yorkshire Police Dogs (WYPD)
West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit (WYP RPU)
National Police Air Service (NPAS CarrGate)
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
YAS BASICS Doctor
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team (YAS HART)
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS)
WYFRS Technical Rescue Unit (TRU)
Search and Rescue Dog from Cave Rescue Organisation (SARDA England) (CRO)

Total Duration: 6hrs 5mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 19 August 2017
  • Location Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth Moor
  • Grid Reference SE 01038 16142
  • Latitude 53.641790
  • Longitude -1.9857744
  • Man Hours 97.3
  • Members In Attendance 19
Published in Incidents

1030

Saturday, 12 August 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the search for a male who had been heard screaming for help in Eaves Wood.

After concluding our tasking from the police with no conclusion, CVSRT members stood down and returned to their homes. Police enquiries on-going.

In attendance: 26 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
National Police Air Service (NPAS Carr Gate)

Total Duration: 5hrs 26mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 12 August 2017
  • Location Eaves Wood, Heptonstall Quarry
  • Grid Reference SD 96598 28400
  • Latitude 53.751955
  • Longitude -1.9899910
  • Man Hours 119.5
  • Members In Attendance 26
Published in Incidents

980

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Midway through our 50th Anniversary Celebration Service in Mytholmroyd, CVSRT members became aware of a missing persons appeal issued by West Yorkshire Police for Denise Bishop, a vulnerable 38yo female, who was reported missing from Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Team members immediately noticed similarities to a recent missing person search in Holmfirth by Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, where the female had been successfully found by HVMRT on Friday (18th November) but was hypothermic and in need of medical assistance at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Subsequently the casualty had been transferred to Halifax for further treatment.

At 16:00pm on Saturday (19th November), West Yorkshire Police requested CVSRT assistance and our incident leaders also alerted HVMRT to the new search for the same female. Within the hour, 51 members from both teams had assembled and were deployed in and around the Savile Park area of Halifax. Earlier in the afternoon the missing female had been seen on CCTV entering the park.

As darkness fell, the temperatures also fell below freezing and search efforts intensified into the night with CVSRT Search dog ‘Pepper’ and Cheshire SAR Trailing dog ‘Skye’ joining the search, as well as additional units from the police, the police helicopter and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. All areas of interest radiating out from the last confirmed sighting in Savile Park were thoroughly searched and cleared.

The hospital grounds had already been searched earlier in the day by CRI security staff, however a CVSRT fell party were tasked to search the hospital grounds again just in case the missing female had been wandering for a while and had returned to that location.

At 20:38, the missing female was successfully found by CVSRT in dense foliage at the rear of the hospital. She was alive but wet, cold and very confused. She was able to walk and was escorted indoors for medical assistance.

CVSRT would like to thank HVMRT, WYFRS and WYP for their assistance with searching and covering such a large area so quickly. The combined efforts concluded with a successful find. Excellent team work and a fantastic result.

In attendance:
24 Calder Valley SRT members and 1 Search dog
26 Holme Valley MRT
1 Cheshire SAR Trailing dog and handler
West Yorkshire Police
NPAS Police Helicopter
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 19 November 2016
  • Location Savile Park, Halifax
  • Grid Reference SE 08896 23624
  • Latitude 53.708967
  • Longitude -1.8667102
  • Man Hours 24
  • Members In Attendance 132
Published in Incidents
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