At 17:03 on Monday 26th August CVSRT received a second request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the location and evacuation of a young male who had sustained a suspected closed lower leg fracture whilst at Gorple Stones. The casualty (along with a group of friends) were unfamiliar with the area and initially gave their location as Widdop Reservoir.
First team members at the reservoir were deployed to locate the casualty, whilst the remaining members made their way in 4x4 vehicles along the bridleway. First on-scene was Search Dog ‘Jack’ with handler Dave, followed shortly after by a team doctor.
Once the casualty had received pain relief and had his leg splinted, he was packaged and stretchered a short distance to Calder Mobile 2 and driven from the moors to the ambulance waiting at the main road.
In attendance: 20 CVSRT
Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (Jack and Meg)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
- Date: Monday, 26 August 2019
- Location: Gorple Rocks
- Grid Reference: SD 92289 31997
- Latitude: 53.784236
- Longitude: -2.1185052
- Man Hours: 39.9
- Members In Attendance: 20