Boy hurt in swing fall

RESCUERS were called to help a teenager who fell off a rope swing and injured his ankle.

The 16-year-old boy was in woodland in Cornholme, near Todmorden, on Monday night when he tumbled.

The Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out at 8.30pm to aid the injured teen.

He suffered a fractured ankle and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being carried on a stretcher to the main road.

He was put in a waiting ambulance which took him to hospital for further treatment.

Last year the team said they attended five incidents where people had been injured after falling from rope swings.

The Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, based in Mytholmroyd, is manned entirely by around 50 volunteers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The team attends an average of 50 call-outs a year.

It costs £30,000 a year to keep the team going. All donations go towards running costs, maintaining the base, equipment and vehicles or buying equipment.

Anyone interested in supporting the group can email enquiries@cvsrt.org.uk.

Alternatively, call 01422 893762 and leave a message.