#Bairwise Wood Sheep Rescue

25 Nov 2023
#CALLOUT 
 
At 09:10 on Saturday 18th November 2023, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) to assist with the extraction of two crag fast sheep on the hillside opposite the Staff of Life Inn, Cornholme.
 
This is an unEWEsual call for CVSRT as we do not often rescue animals. However, we had several team members out for the day completing rope training, so a limited callout was initiated.
 
While the weather was not as poor as it has been through the recent storms, the conditions were not BAAlmy so the team had a particularly boggy walk to get to the area above the stricken sheep.
 
A simple rope system was set up, and a spotter located on the opposing valley helped guide the team directly down to the animals.  Under the safety of the rope system the rescuers were able to assist the sheep off the ledge and to safety. 
 
The sheep, looking unfazed, headed off back to continue their busy day of grazing. 
 
#Bairwise Wood Sheep Rescue
09:10 Sat 18th Nov 2023
#42 of 2023
Duration 4 hrs 50 mins
In attendance;
10 CVSRT
WYP

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