29 Dec 2015

Incident #911

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team and Oldham Mountain Rescue Team joined forces to assist a walker with breathing difficulties and chest pains.  The gentleman was part of a walking group who were approaching the trig at Blackstone Edge when he became ill.  The casualty’s well-being is always a priority…
28 Dec 2015

Incident #910

Monday, 28 December 2015    York City Centre    
CVSRT's trained Water Technicians departed the valley at 7am with two of our Land Rovers journeying to York. On arrival, team members attended a flood status briefing, along with fellow Mountain Rescue Teams from around the country. Rescuers spent the day helping to evacuate residents and carrying out welfare checks…
HM Coastguard airlifts elderly gentleman with chest pains
27 Dec 2015

Incident #909

Saturday 26th December 2015 (Boxing Day), 09:20am CVSRT received an urgent request from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Yorkshire Police for immediate assistance with the widespread severe flooding along the River Calder and throughout the Calder Valley. What followed over the next 24 hours, (and continues to…
13 Dec 2015

Incident #908

Sunday, 13 December 2015    Withens Clough    
On Sunday 13th December at 17:27, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police to locate a missing walker who had become lost somewhere near Withens Clough Reservoir whilst walking towards Stoodley Pike, Todmorden. Due to the dense fog that had descended rapidly on the…
06 Dec 2015

Incident #906

Saturday, 05 December 2015    Lake District, Cumbria    
Cumbria Floods 2015 CVSRT Swiftwater Rescue Technicians are safely home after a challenging 24 hour deployment to Cumbria to assist fellow Mountain Rescuers from the Lake District and across the north of England and Peak District, as well as local emergency services and the Cumbrian community, all responding to the…
06 Dec 2015

Incident #907

Sunday, 06 December 2015    Brontë Falls, Haworth    
At 11:28, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request for urgent assistance by Yorkshire Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a gentleman who had fallen and sustained a suspected broken leg at Brontë Falls, Haworth. Once on-scene, the casualty was safely packaged and transferred a short distance back…

Incident #905

Saturday, 14 November 2015    Rosedale Chimney Bank    
On Saturday 14 November 2015, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were called to assist the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team in the ongoing search for 73-year-old Stephen Gibson, who went missing on 11 November 2015, whilst out walking near Rosedale Chimney Bank. The team left the Calder Valley…

Incident #904

Saturday, 07 November 2015    Woodnook, Riddlesden    
The team were called at 21:23 yesterday evening by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a lady who had fallen while out walking her dog on the hillside above Keighley. Team members responded immediately and vehicles were soon on their way to the casualty’s location where…
28 Oct 2015

Incident #903

Wednesday, 28 October 2015    Claremount, Halifax    
CVSRT were requested by West Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for John Demach, a missing Halifax man who was last seen leaving the Belgrave Social Club in Claremount at 20:24 on Monday 26th October. Initially, CVSRT deployed 12 members to help trace the missing man, with a further…

Incident #902

Monday, 26 October 2015    Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd    
At 18:36, CVSRT received an urgent call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) for assistance with an elderly lady who had fallen down a steep slope and came to rest in a ditch at the bottom. The elderly lady had been reported missing to West Yorkshire Police (WYP) prior to her…

Incident #900

Friday, 09 October 2015    Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge    
CVSRT reach 900th Callout... On Friday 9th October at 10pm, CVSRT received a callout from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance to Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with a driver who had taken a wrong turn and ended up getting stuck down a very steep and narrow, dead end unmade road.…

Incident #899

Friday, 02 October 2015    Summit, Littleborough    
On Friday at 15:20, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Oldham MRT for assistance with an injured walker near Summit, Littleborough. It often makes sense to mobilise neighbouring Mountain Rescue teams when the location of the casualty is so near the border of operational areas. In…

Incident #898

Monday, 28 September 2015    Hirstwood Reservoir    
Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Rossendale & Pendle MRT for assistance with an injured bike rider. They needed evacuating to an awating ambulance.

Incident #897

Thursday, 24 September 2015    Otley Chevin    
At 17:00, CVSRT received a request for urgent assistance from West Yorkshire Police with the safe evacuation of a vulnerable female from a precarious position near Otley Chevin, who had become very cold and unresponsive. Whilst on-route, the team were notified to stand down as the Police had managed to…

Incident #896

Thursday, 24 September 2015    Earl Crag, Cowling    
At 11:41 yesterday, CVSRT received an urgent request for assistance by St John's Ambulance staff who were working on behalf of Yorkshire Ambulance Service. (YAS) Hazardous Area Response Team were also in attendance. 12 CVSRT members were deployed to assist with the evacuation of an injured 48yo female who had…

Incident #895

Saturday, 19 September 2015    Tong Lane, Bradford    
Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request for assistance from West Yorkshire Police in the search for a vulnerable missing male in the Tong area of Bradford. 18 CVSRT members and 17 members from our neighbouring team, Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, were tasked to search various areas…

Incident #894

Wednesday, 26 August 2015    Moortown    
Assist West Yorkshire Police with the search for an elderly dementia patient in the Moortown area of Leeds. CVSRT search managers headed to the area and along with a Police Search Advisor started to formulate a search plan for the team involving woodland and open grassland. Shortly afterwards, the rest…

Incident #893

Wednesday, 26 August 2015    Bronte Falls    
Ambulance Service requested assistance with a walker who had fallen on a remote stretch of moorland sustaining a fractured collar bone. 13 team members responded to the incident but were stood down whilst on route as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) had managed to land close by and after treatment…

Incident #892

Monday, 24 August 2015    Denholme    
48 year old man, fallen at bottom of a slope, near a beck, access problems.

Incident #891

Sunday, 23 August 2015    Hipperholme    
Team called to assist with a Quad Biker who had come to grief off Badger Lane. Rider had gone down what was believed to be a sloped bank, truned out to be a sharp drop. Rider and Quad came to rest at bottom with quad on him. - Initially complained…
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