1329

Saturday, 06 March 2021
#CALLOUT
 
At 15:17 on Friday 5th March 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a male who had fallen from a rope swing in Eaves Wood, Mytholm.
 
CVSRT were first on scene and provided initial medical care and pain relief, placing the casualty’s arm and pelvis in protective splints.  The casualty was then transferred into an immobilising vacuum mattress and onto a stretcher.  The route out of the woods involved a short rope system raise from the valley floor, then a stretcher carry along a footpath to the awaiting ambulance.
15:17 Fri 5th Mar 2021
 
#1329 Eaves Wood, Mytholm

Duration 4hrs 4 mins

In attendance:

17 CVSRT

YAS

 

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 05 March 2021
  • Location Eaves Wood, Mytholm
  • Grid Reference SD 98238 27947
  • Latitude 53.747889
  • Longitude -2.0282006
  • Man Hours 66.8
  • Members In Attendance 17
Published in Incidents

1328

Saturday, 06 March 2021
#CALLOUT
 
At 13:22 on Friday 5th March 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a male who had fallen whilst out walking near Widdop, suffering a head injury.
 
CVSRT were first on scene and provided initial medical care.  The casualty was placed in a storm shelter to provide warmth until the ambulance, that was able to drive directly into the casualty site, arrived.
 
Thank you to the passing walkers who made the call to the emergency services and provided initial care to the casualty.
 
Also a thank you the casualty who made a donation to the team today.  Thank you.
 
13:22 Fri 5th Mar 2021

#1328 Alcomden Water, Widdop

Duration 1 hr 55 mins

In attendance:

18 CVSRT

YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 05 March 2021
  • Location Alcomden Water, Widdop
  • Grid Reference SD 95180 31660
  • Latitude 53.781245
  • Longitude -2.0746276
  • Man Hours 40.7
  • Members In Attendance 18
Published in Incidents

1327

Tuesday, 02 March 2021
#CALLOUT
 
At 11:47 on Sunday 28th February 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a female who had fallen whilst out walking near Swillington Farm in Todmorden, suffering a chest injury.
 
CVSRT were first on scene and provided initial medical care and pain relief.  The casualty was then assisted, on foot, to a team vehicle and driven to the awaiting ambulance.  
 
#1327 Swillington Farm Todmorden

11:47 Sun 28th Feb 2021

Duration 2 hrs 7mins

In attendance:

20 CVSRT

YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 28 February 2021
  • Location Swillington Farm
  • Grid Reference SD 98433 26095
  • Latitude 53.731247
  • Longitude -2.0252306
  • Man Hours 42.3
  • Members In Attendance 20
Published in Incidents

1326

Tuesday, 02 March 2021
#CALLOUT
 
At 13:15 on Saturday 27th February 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a female who had suffered an ankle injury whilst out walking near Copley.
 
YAS were first on scene and provided initial medical care and immobilised the injured ankle in a box splint.  Upon arrival of
CVSRT the casualty placed into a protective and warming winter casualty bag, transferred onto a stretcher and carried to the awaiting ambulance.
 
#1326 - Hollas Lane
13:15 Sat 27th Feb 2021

Duration 2 hrs 17mins

In attendance:

15 CVSRT

YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 27 February 2021
  • Location Copley
  • Grid Reference SE 07700 22800
  • Latitude 53.701579
  • Longitude -1.8848449
  • Man Hours 34.3
  • Members In Attendance 15
Published in Incidents

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team would like to remind our local community to please adhere to the Government lockdown restrictions and only exercise locally to your home. Now is not the time to be venturing into the more remote parts of our countryside and potentially putting yourself in harm’s way.

Granted, accidents can happen to anyone, at any time, in any location (even close to home). By definition, an accident is an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

If an accident happened to you in a remote, inaccessible location, would you know what to do? Before you set out on your next daily exercise, (or adventure when the time is right), please ask yourself:

  1. Do I have the knowledge and skills to accomplish the day?
  2. Do I have the right gear and spare kit if the weather changes or night falls?
  3. Do I know what the weather will be like?
  4. Does anyone know your plans for the day?

By planning ahead, preparing well and being aware of your environment, you could prevent an accident or should the worst happen, save your life.

In the event of an emergency and you require the assistance of a Mountain Rescue Team, please do not hesitate in making that call. We would rather initiate an emergency response and be stood down en-route, rather than not being called at all or alerted too late.

Dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Police, then Mountain Rescue.

PLEASE NOTE: Register your phone with www.emergencysms.net – this will enable you to contact the emergency services by SMS if required.

To help your rescuers pinpoint your location, you will need to provide a grid reference by using a map or via *OS Locate App or *What3Words App (*Note: Apps need installing on your smartphone prior to setting out). Once you have requested Mountain Rescue assistance, it is very important to stay where you are until the Mountain Rescue team have made contact.

Above all, please stay safe, exercise sensibly and #adventuresmart

 

A Few Facts About CVSRT

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) is a charity run by unpaid volunteers providing search and rescue support to the statutory emergency services in the northern half of West Yorkshire, including Calderdale, Airedale and part of Wharfedale. CVSRT operates within Mountain Rescue (England & Wales) guidelines, working on behalf of West Yorkshire Police.

During 2020, the team attended 96 callouts providing essential life-saving care to the community. We have four emergency response vehicles, strategically located in Halifax, Copley, Mytholmroyd and Todmorden ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Our team members come from all walks of life and live within the local community. Where appropriate and necessary, local team members will respond directly to an incident. This allows us to have boots on the ground and on-scene within 10-15 minutes providing initial medical assistance, with the full team response in attendance within 28mins of callout (on average in 2020).

Our Resources Include:

  • 50+ Operational Full Team Members (including Doctors & Paramedics)
  • 9 Flood Rescue Specialists
  • 7 MRSDE Search Dog Handlers
  • 4 MRSDE Search Dogs
  • 4 Trainee Search Dogs
  • 4 Specialist Vehicles
  • 1 Operational Support Team Member
  • 7 Support Team Members
  • Many Friends of CVSRT

CVSRT have been saving lives in wild and remote places since 1966.

 

Our Operational Area

CVSRT Operational Area    

 

Here’s a few extra tips to help you remain safe whilst out and about:

  • Charge your phone before you set off (and think about carrying a portable battery charger).
  • Carry a map and compass and know how to use them. Don’t rely on your smartphone apps for navigation! Using GPS and Navigation Apps will drain your phone batteries quickly leaving you without a phone when you really need it most.
  • Before leaving home, consider downloading the OS Locate App or the What3Words App to help you pinpoint your location in an emergency – remembering to cross check this location on your paper map before passing to the emergency services.
  • Carrying a headtorch, handheld torch and spare batteries are essential, or take a second torch so you don’t have to change batteries in the dark.
  • Have a good meal before you start and take plenty of food and water to refuel and keep hydrated during the day.
  • Remember if you stop for any reason, you will get cold very quickly. Make sure you have warm, windproof and waterproof clothing (and spares) – hat and gloves are essential. Wear several thin layers rather than one thick layer so you can add or remove them to maintain a comfortable temperature.
  • Carry a foil blanket or bivvy bag for emergencies.
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1319

Sunday, 31 January 2021
#CALLOUT
 
At 17:50 on Wednesday 27th January 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a female who had become unwell whilst out walking near Knowl Wood, Todmorden.
 
YAS were first on scene and provided initial medical care.  CVSRT members local to the incident arrived on scene and assisted the ambulance service in walking the casualty off the hill.  Remaining CVSRT Team members arriving in team vehicles waited at a local farm until the casualty was safely at the road head. 
 
#1319 Knowl Wood, Todmorden

17:50 Wed 27th Jan 2021

Duration 1 hr 25 mins

In attendance:

24 CVSRT

YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Wednesday, 27 January 2021
  • Location Knowl Wood, Todmorden
  • Grid Reference SD 93714 23172
  • Latitude 53.704938
  • Longitude -2.0966935
  • Man Hours 36.7
  • Members In Attendance 24
Published in Incidents

1311

Wednesday, 30 December 2020
#CALLOUT
 
At 00:25 on Wednesday 30th December 2020 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) assist in a search for a high risk missing male on the moor above Hebden Bridge.
 
The casualty was located by WYP who, following CVSRT medical advice, provided initial medical care.  Upon arrival of CVSRT further medical care was provided and the casualty was placed into a warming and protective winter casualty bag and vacuum mattress.  The casualty was then transferred onto a stretcher and onto Her Majesty's Coastguard (HMCG) helicopter for onward travel to the hospital.
 
#1311 Weavers Gate, Old Town, Hebden Bridge
00:25 Wed 30th Dec 2020

Duration 4 hrs 5mins

In attendance:

17 CVSRT

MRSDE search dog Jack

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)

WYP

Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)

HMCG

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 29 December 2020
  • Location Weavers Gate, Old Town, Hebden Bridge
  • Grid Reference SD 99796 28632
  • Latitude 53.754052
  • Longitude -2.0045757
  • Man Hours 69.8
  • Members In Attendance 17
Published in Incidents

1318

Monday, 25 January 2021

#CALLOUT

At 16:43 on Saturday 23rd January 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the locating and evacuation of a lady who had fallen and suffered a potential back and hip injury whilst out walking local to home. 
 
CVSRT were first on scene and provided initial medical care and pain relief. The casualty was then placed into a warming winter casualty bag and a vacuum mattress to help stabilise the injury, then placed onto a wheeled stretcher and taken to the road-head for transfer onto the awaiting ambulance. 
 
#1318 Beater Clough, Cornholme

16:43 Sat 23rd Jan 2021

Duration 3 hrs 27 mins

In attendance:

16 CVSRT

YAS

 

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 23 January 2021
  • Location Beater Clough, Cornholme
  • Grid Reference SD 89498 26151
  • Latitude 53.731648
  • Longitude -2.1606696
  • Man Hours 55.1
  • Members In Attendance 16
Published in Incidents

1317

Monday, 18 January 2021
At 14:19 on Sunday 17th January Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a male who had suffered a lower leg injury whilst out walking near Long Stoup, Mankinholes.
 
YAS were first on scene and provided initial medical care and pain relief. Upon arrival of CVSRT the casualty was placed into a warming and protective winter casualty bag then onto a stretcher and carried to the road-head for transfer onto the awaiting ambulance. 
 
#1317 Long Stoup, Mankinholes

14:19 Sun 17th Jan 2021

Duration 2 hrs 57 mins

In attendance;

20 CVSRT

YAS

 

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 17 January 2021
  • Location Long Stoup, Mankinholes
  • Grid Reference SD 96742 23233
  • Latitude 53.705519
  • Longitude -2.0508385
  • Man Hours 56.1
  • Members In Attendance 20
Published in Incidents

1316

Monday, 18 January 2021
At 15:11 on Friday 15th January Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a lady who had suffered an upper leg injury whilst sledging near Sunnydale Reservior, Keighley.
 
CVSRT were first on scene and provided initial medical care and pain relief. The casualty was then placed into a warming winter casualty bag and a vacuum mattress to help stabilise the injury, then placed onto a stretcher and taken to the road-head for transfer onto the awaiting ambulance. 
 
#1316 Sunnydale reservoir, Keighley
15:11 Fri 15th Jan 2021

Duration 4 hrs 39 mins

In attendance;

17 CVSRT

YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 08 January 2021
  • Location Sunnydale Reservior, Keighley
  • Grid Reference SE 09838 42480
  • Latitude 53.878428
  • Longitude -1.8518400
  • Man Hours 73.2
  • Members In Attendance 17
Published in Incidents
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