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Sunday, 27 October 2019

#CALLOUT At 15:30 on 27th October Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist in the evacuation of an injured male who had fallen off his mountain bike in Baildon.

15 CVSRT members were available and responded to team vehicles. While on route the team were stood down with the casualty being evacuated by Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 27 October 2019
  • Location Baildon
  • Grid Reference SE 12963 39912
  • Latitude 53.855273
  • Longitude -1.8044078
  • Man Hours 19.4
  • Members In Attendance 15
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Friday, 02 August 2019

At 12:36 on Friday 2nd August 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 taken a tumble from a rock while out walking.

20 CVSRT members deployed in team vehicles or attended directly to the incident close to StoodleyPike.
YAS Paramedics were first on scene to provide medical care supported by Yorkshire Air Ambulance Paramedics who arrived soon after.

The casualty was given pain relief and her injured leg splinted. She was then transferred a short distance by stretcher to Helimed 99 for onward transport to hospital.

In attendance: 20 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Duration: 2hrs 24mins

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 02 August 2019
  • Location Stoodley Pike
  • Grid Reference SD 97335 24022
  • Latitude 53.712609
  • Longitude -2.0418584
  • Man Hours 87.9
  • Members In Attendance 24
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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a fallen 13yr old male near Queensbury.

In Attendance: 13 CVSRT +1
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Total Duration: 3hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 16 June 2019
  • Location Queensbury
  • Grid Reference SE 09898 28387
  • Latitude 53.751756
  • Longitude -1.8513787
  • Man Hours 36.8
  • Members In Attendance 13 +1
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A busy ten days in June

Monday, 24 June 2019

The last ten days has seen CVSRT receive eight requests for assistance from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). The first was on the evening of 13th June, just as our search dogs and handlers were meeting for one of their regular training sessions. A young man had come off his mountain bike in Hardcastle Crags and needed assistance to be evacuated to an ambulance.

The second request was on the evening of Sunday 16th June for a young male who had fallen in Judy Woods on the outskirts of Bradford. A wet, muddy and slippery stretcher carry through woodland saw him transferred into the care of a YAS crew.

Simultaneously with the second incident came a request to evacuate another young male who had fallen, in old stone quarries in the Shibden Valley near Queensbury. Some team members were diverted from the Judy Woods incident to deal with this job. After treatment by YAS paramedics and Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew he was carried by stretcher to the roadside and a waiting ambulance. Team members then left to join colleagues at Judy Woods to assist with the much longer stretcher carry taking place there.

The fourth request was on Monday 17th June to evacuate a female with a lower leg injury from a field near Todmorden. After treatment by CVSRT members she was stretchered across farmland to a waiting ambulance.

In addition to this incident Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England Search Dogs Wyn and Meg, and their handlers, assisted with the search for a missing male in Rossington, near Doncaster.

Next, on Thursday 20th June, came a request to assist a couple who, although uninjured, had become stuck while traversing steep ground between paths in Chevin Woods, Otley. Team members set up a simple rope system to help them to the safety of a path, before they continued their walk.

The following day the sixth request saw the team assist with the evacuation of a female who had been found unconscious on moorland above Walsden. YAS paramedics provided treatment for low blood sugar, and after a short while the casualty was able to walk to a waiting ambulance.

On Saturday 22nd June the team were called to incident near Esholt, to assist with the evacuation of a mountain biker who had fallen off and tumbled 15 metres down a steep slope. After treatment by YAS paramedics he was carried by stretcher to the roadside and a waiting ambulance.

And finally, yesterday, came a request to evacuate a female who had fallen off her mountain bike, sustaining an upper arm injury, on the Rochdale Canal towpath. After treatment by a CVSRT Doctor and YAS paramedics she was carried by stretcher to a nearby ambulance.

Over the same ten days period team members have also taken part in two further Search Dog training sessions (in the Calder Valley and the Yorkshire Dales),a casualty care training session organised by Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT), 4x4 and winch refresher training, a Water First Responder Course alongside members of Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team and BMRT in the River Calder, provided safety cover at the Overgate Hospice Mountain Bike Challenge and the monthly equipment maintenance evening.

These incidents/activities involved 62 people and amounted to over 500 volunteer hours – a massive commitment from each and every operational member of the team and our wonderful supporters.

CVSRT is a fully voluntary organisation which is on-call to respond to those in need 24/7. The team relies entirely on donations to continue to provide essential life-saving rescue service. We receive no direct funding from local authorities or the government. You can help support the team here https://cvsrt.org.uk/support-us#donate

For full details of all incidents attended by Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team visit https://cvsrt.org.uk/incidents

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Saturday, 25 May 2019

At 09:19 on Saturday 25th May 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 into, and been rescued from, Rochdale Canal, Brearley.

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

YAS paramedics assessed and provided medical care to treat the casualty’s multiple injuries. CVSRT members packaged and stretchered her a short distance along the canal tow path.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance arrived on scene and carried out a further assessment of the casualty, before she was transferred to Helimed for the flight to hospital.

In Attendance: 14 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Total Duration: 2hrs 01mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 25 May 2019
  • Location Rochdale Canal, Brearley
  • Grid Reference SE 02786 25967
  • Latitude 53.730096
  • Longitude -1.9592544
  • Man Hours 39.5
  • Members In Attendance 14
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On Monday Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team took part in a whole day training exercise with Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The training introduced five new recruit air crew paramedics to: working in a remote environment, recognising when assistance from a Mountain Rescue England and Wales Team is needed and the capabilities we offer.

The training also gave us invaluable practise working around the aircraft - identifying a safe landing site, providing on-ground landing assistance and loading of a casualty.

The training scenario involved a runner who had fallen into a quarry. Three YAA paramedics were first on scene to provide medical treatment. They requested assistance from us to evacuate and transfer the casualty to the aircraft.

We used a vac mat, stretcher and rope rescue system to safely extract the casualty and then carried them to the aircraft. The live casualty was swapped for a dummy and loaded into the aircraft.

The second part of the scenario was a simulated engine failure which involved the aircraft making an emergency landing. YAA paramedics practiced an emergency exit with the dummy casualty and requested assistance from CVSRT to evacuate the casualty to safety. This involved a long stretcher carry across moorland.

We then repeated exercise for the remaining group of two YAA paramedics.

CVSRT wish the new recruits best wishes for 1st June when they become operational.

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

At 17:58 on Tuesday 30 April Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to locate and evacuate a mountain biker who had sustained abdominal injuries following a fall in Colden Clough.

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

CVSRT members were first on scene and administered casualty care. The casualty was then immobilised in a vacuum mattress and evacuated 1km by wheeled stretcher to Yorkshire Air Ambulance Helimed 98 for transfer to hospital.

Following stand down of the incident team members either returned home or, a little later than planned, to The Night Jar Brewery, Mytholmroyd for a team social.

In Attendance: 21 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

 

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 30 April 2019
  • Location Colden Clough
  • Grid Reference SD 97376 28043
  • Latitude 53.748755
  • Longitude -2.0412737
  • Man Hours 45.6
  • Members In Attendance 21
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Saturday, 23 March 2019

At 12:08 on Saturday 23 March Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the treatment and evacuation of a walker who had slipped on the path leading up to Bronte Falls and sustained an injury to their ankle.

20 CVSRT members were available to respond immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly to the incident near to Stanbury, due to the remote nature of the casualties location the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) was also requested to attend.

With the advantage of flight the YAA arrived on scene first and began medical treatment of the casualty and her obviously broken ankle, within a few minutes the first CVSRT members were arriving on scene.

Being qualified Mountain Rescue Medics the YAA crew then handed over treatment of the patient enabling them to head to other taskings they were being requested to. The CVSRT medics used a shelter to keep the casualty warm, provided pain relief, splinted the injured ankle and kept her comfy whilst the rest of the team and an NHS ambulance arrived.

Once the Ambulance was on scene the medics handed the patient over to the attending crew and CVSRT members assisted with transferring her into the Ambulance for onward travel to hospital.

In Attendance: 20 CVSRT (+1 extra)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Total Duration: 1hr 54mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 23 March 2019
  • Location Back Lane, Stanbury
  • Grid Reference SD 99935 36390
  • Latitude 53.823782
  • Longitude -2.0024648
  • Man Hours 49.6
  • Members In Attendance 20
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Monday, 07 January 2019

At 15:38 on Monday 7th January, CVSRT members received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist in the evacuation of an injured 9year old boy, who had fallen approximately 30 feet down a steep slope into a gully. Initial reports indicated potential head and back injuries.

Whilst the casualty was assessed by Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) paramedics, CVSRT members provided safety cover and prepared a rope system to extract the boy from the gully.

Once he was comfortable and immobilised on a stretcher, the rope system was used to haul the casualty up the steep slope and then he was carried a short distance to the air ambulance, where he was transferred for transport to Leeds General Infirmary.

We’ve since had an update on the casualty’s condition and fortunately he only suffered soft tissue damage despite the height of the fall and the rocky, uneven ground he landed on.

In attendance:
23 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 07 January 2019
  • Location Frieldhurst Road, Todmorden
  • Grid Reference SD 91402 26184
  • Latitude 53.731977
  • Longitude -2.1318069
  • Man Hours 70.1
  • Members In Attendance 23
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

At 12:26 today, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of an injury horse rider who had fallen when the horse was stung by a wasp. The rider had sustained a suspected leg fracture.

Whilst team members made their way to the location, SARLOC was used to pinpoint the exact location of the casualty. Once on-scene, CVSRT members packaged and transferred the casualty by stretcher to the land ambulance for onward journey to hospital. Also in attendance was Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

In attendance:
17 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 18 October 2018
  • Location Baildon Moor
  • Grid Reference SE 14124 40074
  • Latitude 53.856702
  • Longitude -1.7867531
  • Man Hours 61.4
  • Members In Attendance 17
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