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
Published in Incidents

1158

Tuesday, 02 April 2019

In the early hours of Tuesday 2nd April Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a high risk missing person in the Bradford area.

13 CVSRT members, and Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England Meg and Wynn, deployed to plan and undertake searches within Black Carr Woods.

Thankfully, following daybreak, the missing person was located by a member of the public who escorted them to the safety of our Incident Control Vehicle. West Yorkshire Ambulance service then transferred the person to hospital for assessment.

Following stand down of the incident at 09:22hrs team members returned home or to their place of work to continue their day.

In Attendance: 13 CVSRT
2 MRSDE Search Dogs
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Total Duration: 10hrs 27mins

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 02 April 2019
  • Location Black Carr Woods, Bradford
  • Grid Reference SE 20738 32031
  • Latitude 53.784198
  • Longitude -1.6867447
  • Man Hours 92.1
  • Members In Attendance 13
Published in Incidents

1155

Friday, 22 March 2019

At 11:18 on Friday 22nd March Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the location and evacuation of a horse rider who had sustained a suspected head injury.

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

First on scene was a CVSRT Paramedic, who assessed the casualty and provided medical care, assisted by a further team member, until a YAS Paramedic crew arrived. The casualty was then transferred to, and immobilised on a spinal board and kept warm under a ‘cas shelter’.

Once additional CVSRT resources arrived on scene the casualty was moved onto a stretcher using a vacuum mattress and evacuated to an ambulance for onward transport to hospital. West Yorkshire Police assisted safe transfer of the casualty into the ambulance by temporarily closing the road.

Following stand-down of the incident team members returned home or to their place of work to continue their day.

In Attendance: 15 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
West Yorkshire Police
Total Duration: 2hrs 14mins

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 22 March 2019
  • Location Bingley St Ives
  • Grid Reference SE 08411 38959
  • Latitude 53.846805
  • Longitude -1.8736410
  • Man Hours 33.4
  • Members In Attendance 15
Published in Incidents

1153

Thursday, 07 March 2019

At 17:44 on Thursday 7th March Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police, who had received a 999 call, to locate and evacuate two walkers who were lost due to being overcome by darkness near Alcomden Stones, Stanbury Moor.

Phone Find, an app which sends a message to the missing persons’ phone asking for its location, was used successfully and a partial team response of 12 was mobilised to assist the, cold but uninjured, walkers.

The walkers were quickly located, provided with extra warm layers to wear and walked off the hill to team vehicles. Following a welcome hot drink West Yorkshire Police returned them safely to their nearby holiday cottage.

Following stand-down of the incident team members returned to the Rescue Post to wash vehicles, sort and repack kit before heading home to continue their evenings.

In Attendance: 12 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Total Duration: 2hrs 46mins

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 07 March 2019
  • Location Alcomden Stones
  • Grid Reference SD 97270 35740
  • Latitude 53.817931
  • Longitude -2.0429480
  • Man Hours 33.2
  • Members In Attendance 12
Published in Incidents

1152

Sunday, 24 February 2019

At 19:41 on Sunday 24th February Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police, who had received a 999 call, to locate and evacuate two walkers who were lost and cold due to being overcome by darkness on the moors surrounding Gaddings Dam.

SARCALL, an app which sends a message to the missing persons’ phone asking for its location, was used successfully and a partial team response of 15 was mobilised to assist the walkers.

Fell parties, including ‘Jack’ a Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England search dog, approached the walkers last known point from two directions. The walkers were quickly located, provided with extra warm layers to wear and assessed by a team member under a ‘cas shelter’. After being warmed up sufficiently they were led off the moor to the Shepherds Rest Inn and their car.

Following stand-down of the incident team members returned with vehicles to the Rescue Post to sort and repack kit before heading home to continue their Sunday evenings.

In Attendance: 15 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Total Duration: 3hrs 4mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 24 February 2019
  • Location Walsden Moor
  • Grid Reference SD 94595 22088
  • Latitude 53.695205
  • Longitude -2.0833345
  • Man Hours 46.9
  • Members In Attendance 15
Published in Incidents

1151

Saturday, 23 February 2019

At 13:54 today Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were tasked by West Yorkshire Police, who had received a 999 call requesting Mountain Rescue, to locate and evacuate an injured female walker who had sustained a lower leg injury whilst out walking near Gaddings Dam.

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

Once at the scene the casualty was assessed by a team member and her leg box splinted. She was then placed in a winter casualty bag and evacuated by stretcher to the roadside at the Shepherds Rest Inn. CVSRT then provided onward seated transport to hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Following stand-down of the incident team members returned with vehicles to the Rescue Post to sort and repack kit, heading off to continue with their Saturday afternoons by 16:30.

In Attendance: 15 CVSRT

Total Duration: 2hrs 34mins

Photo credit: Hanners Photography

 

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 23 February 2019
  • Location Gaddings Path, Lumbutts
  • Grid Reference SD 94673 22865
  • Latitude 53.702194
  • Longitude -2.0821667
  • Man Hours 40.5
  • Members In Attendance 15
Published in Incidents

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

1135

Monday, 05 November 2018

At 18:30 on Monday 5th November, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a missing 70 year old male walker.

CVSRT members undertook an overnight search of open areas and woodland. In the early hours of Tuesday the search was enlarged to include fell parties and search dogs from eleven neighbouring Mountain Rescue Teams who were drafted in to continue the search in daylight hours.

The casualty was located at 11:45 on 6th November by HM Coastguard S92 helicopter with only minor injuries and taken to hospital for treatment.

Thank-you to all the Mountain Rescue England and Wales teams involved in assisting Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service; Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT), Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, Oldham Mountain Rescue Team, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA), Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England and Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.

In Attendance: 37 CVSRT
Other : 90 Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT), Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, Oldham Mountain Rescue Team, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA), Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England and Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.
West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
HM Coastguard S92 (Bristows Helicopters – Humberside)
Total Duration: 22hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 05 November 2018
  • Location Stanbury
  • Grid Reference SE 00625 37081
  • Latitude 53.829991
  • Longitude -1.9919801
  • Man Hours 473.9
  • Members In Attendance 37 (+90)
Published in Incidents

1147

Monday, 14 January 2019

At 15:20 on Monday 14th January Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with locating and evacuating an injured 55yr female who had sustained a suspected closed ankle fracture whilst out walking on Haworth Moor.

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

The casualty was assessed by a team doctor and received pain relief and her ankle was box splinted. She was then placed in a winter casualty bag and evacuated by stretcher from the moorland to an ambulance waiting nearby.

In Attendance: 28 CVSRT, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, West Yorkshire Police

Total Duration: 2hrs 40mins

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 14 January 2019
  • Location Haworth Moor
  • Grid Reference SE 99330 35830
  • Latitude 53.818747
  • Longitude -2.0116541
  • Man Hours 74.7
  • Members In Attendance 28
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
Published in Incidents
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