Monday, 27 April 2020


At 10:40 on Monday 27th April Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) were requested to assist West Yorkshire Police (WYP) with the search for a high risk missing person in Gledlow Valley, Leeds.

#1234 Gledhow Valley, Leeds
10:40 Mon 27th Apr 2020
Duration 9hrs 2 mins
In attendance:
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS)
2 Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England search dogs (Jack and Meg)
1 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) dog
1 WYFRS search dog
Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 27 April 2020
  • Location Gledhow Valley, Leeds
  • Grid Reference SE 30800 37468
  • Latitude 53.832564
  • Longitude -1.5334974
  • Man Hours 207
  • Members In Attendance 23
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Saturday, 14 March 2020
On Saturday 7th March Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team (CVSRT) hosted ‘ROLE’ (Recognition of Life Extinct) regional training, a nationally recognised Advanced Casualty Care course.
The course was instigated, organised and delivered by one of our team doctors who was assisted by two of our team paramedics along with another doctor from Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team.
In support of the training A senior Crime Scene Officer from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) delivered an informative lecture and helped mentor the delegates during the various scenarios. 
In total, sixteen Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MREW) team members attended the course both from CVSRT and our neighbouring teams Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team, Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT), Bolton Mountain Rescue Team and Cave Rescue Organisation.  
This additional certified skill is something each attending team will be able to utilise when supporting the statutory emergency services and members of the public in times of distress, and is a course we will look to deliver again in the future.
A huge thank you to everyone who travelled to our base in Mytholmroyd to deliver, support and attend the training session.
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All In A Day

Thursday, 12 March 2020
#All In A Day
The beginning of the week was a particularly busy one for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT).  Within a 24 hour period the team was alerted to a potential request for assistance, responded to 2 requests to assist the emergency services and also attended our regular Tuesday evening training session.
The combined duration of these events were 10hrs with a total of 220hrs of team effort. 
The busy 24hrs started at 12:55 on Monday 9th March with an alert to the CVSRT Prime (leaders) group for a potential assist request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). The group were stood down before a full team callout was raised.
At 00:16 on Tuesday 10th March CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) to assist in a search for a missing female near Rock Lane, Bradford.  The team, along with our Search dogs, were tasked with searching key areas in the vicinity.  During our search further intel was obtained placing the missing person in a different area.  The team was stood down and police located the missing person safe and well.
#1227 South View Queensbury
In attendance;
4 Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (Jack, Wynn, Orion, Meg)
At 12:24 on Tuesday 10th March we received a request from YAS to assist with the evacuation of a male who had suffered a lower leg injury in Hawksworth Spring.  On arrival of CVSRT Yorkshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were on scene, the casualty was assessed, packaged and transferred by stretcher to the awaiting ambulance.
#1228 Hawksworth Spring, Baildon
In attendance
1 MRSDE (Meg)
That same evening at 19:30 the team gathered at Baitings Dam for one of our regular weekly training sessions.  This particular session involved packaging and transferring a casualty around a short but very tricky and muddy course.  This tested our ability in planning and problem solving and also utilised many of the skills we often require when moving a casualty on a stretcher.
We continue to attend these regular training sessions, no matter the weather, only postponing for a real callout, to ensure we keep the teams skillset and standards at the highest possible level.
#Team Training
In Attendance;
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Saturday, 01 February 2020
#CALLOUT  On Saturday 1st February at 14:15 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) to assist with the evacuation of a Marshall who had become unwell whilst manning their checkpoint at #High Brown Knoll on #Midgley Moor for the Wadsworth Trog Fell Race.
Once on scene CVSRT members provided pain relief, packaged the casualty into a winter casualty bag, and transferred them on a team wheeled stretcher to the awaiting Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) ambulance on #Keighley Road. 
During the above incident, race organisers also alerted the CVSRT team leader of a missing runner.  As the initial incident was concluded and a search plan formed the missing runner arrived.  The runner had taken a wrong turn along the course and was kindly driven back to our location by a local resident. 
Both incidents were concluded at 17:30, with the team returning vehicles and equipment to our bases. 
Thank you to the race organisers, Calder Valley Fell Runners, for their prompt action in calling the emergency services to assist the casualty, along with the accurate information provided.  This made planning the incident response and mobilisation of the team much easier.
#1222 High Brown Knoll
1st February 2020
In Attendance
MRSDE (Search Dog Meg)

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 01 February 2020
  • Location High Brown Knoll
  • Grid Reference SE 00977 30374
  • Latitude 53.769710
  • Longitude -1.9866532
  • Man Hours 69.4
  • Members In Attendance 22
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

On Wednesday 22nd January at 22:17 CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a male trapped by a snare in Ogden Clough. 


West Yorkshire Police were on scene and following the arrival of CVSRT members and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), the casualty was able to be walked safely to the awaiting ambulance. 


#1220 Emily Stone, Ogden Clough

22nd January 2020

In Attendance;





MRSDE (search dog Meg)


Additional Info

  • Date Wednesday, 22 January 2020
  • Location Emily Stone, Ogden Clough
  • Grid Reference SE 05295 31721
  • Latitude 53.781789
  • Longitude -1.9211268
  • Man Hours 55.3
  • Members In Attendance 25
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Monday, 18 November 2019

#CALLOUT At 11:00 on 18th November Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) members and Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (MRSDE) dog handlers were assisting our neighbouring Mountain Rescue team, Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team (HVMRT) and West Yorkshire Police (WYP) with the ongoing search for missing Dewsbury pensioner Mr Colin Vasey (89).

#1211 Assist HVMRT
18th November
In attendance
3 Search Dogs

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 18 November 2019
  • Location Chidswell Lane, Ossett
  • Grid Reference SE 27108 22239
  • Latitude 53.695894
  • Longitude -1.5909248
  • Man Hours 130.5
  • Members In Attendance 18
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Thursday, 10 October 2019

#CALLOUT - At 15:52 on Thursday 10th October we received a request from HVMRT to assist with search for 83 year old man missing near the canal in Mirfield.

12 CVSRT members consisting of our specialist water rescue team responded and were deployed in team vehicles to the incident in Mirfield to support the efforts of HVMRT’s search.  

Following a search of specifically targeted locations in the area the team was stood down.

#1203 Water Team Assist to HVMRT
Date: Thursday 10th October 2019
In Attendance: 12 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 10 October 2019
  • Location Mirfield
  • Grid Reference TV3442102341
  • Latitude 53.401514
  • Longitude 14.03532
  • Man Hours 69
  • Members In Attendance 12
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

#CALLOUT - At 20:31 on Tuesday 17th September we received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist in the search of a missing male in the Horsforth area.

22 team members and 2 Search Dog teams completed searches of strategic areas agreed with the incident leaders.

During secondary searches further intelligence was received and the team was stood down.

#1202 Search In Horsforth
Date: Tuesday 17th September
In Attendance: 22 CVSRT
2 Search Dog teams

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 17 September 2019
  • Location Horsforth
  • Grid Reference SE 25050 38133
  • Latitude 53.503783
  • Longitude 1.375182
  • Man Hours 176
  • Members In Attendance 22
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Sunday, 08 September 2019

At 09:47 on Sunday 8th September Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a high risk missing person near Stainland.

In Attendance: 26 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Duration: 7hrs 3mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 08 September 2019
  • Location Stainland
  • Grid Reference SE 08894 20284
  • Latitude 53.678942
  • Longitude -1.8668282
  • Man Hours 183.3
  • Members In Attendance 26
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Saturday, 24 August 2019

At 05:45 on Saturday Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request to assist West Yorkshire Police search for a 65yo man who has gone missing from his home in a rural area of Todmorden.

22 CVSRT members and three Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England Search Dogs, Jack, Meg and Wynn searched woodland near Shore Green.

In Attendance: 22 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Duration: 6hrs 23mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 24 August 2019
  • Location Shore Green, Todmorden
  • Grid Reference SD 91427 26583
  • Latitude 53.735563
  • Longitude -2.1314442
  • Man Hours 140.4
  • Members In Attendance 22
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