Rescue team make quick use of new vehicle as man falls 40 feet

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team help a man who fell 40ft on Earl Crag, near Keighley
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team help a man who fell 40ft on Earl Crag, near Keighley

CALDER Valley Search and Rescue Team came to the rescue of a teenager who fell from a tree swing.

The 13-year-old was in woods near Underbank, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge, when he came off the swing and fractured his arm.

With paramedics unable to get to him, the team were called to carry the boy to the ambulance.

The call out to the Mytholmroyd based team last Wednesday night (April 27) was the team’s first chance to use their new Land Rover.

The vehicle will be based at Todmorden ambulance station and the team hope it will mean they can respond to incidents in that area quicker.

Earlier the same day, at around noon, the volunteers helped a man in his 30s who had fallen 40ft while trial biking at Earl Crag in Keighley.

He suffered a fractured femur.

Again, the team carried the man to an ambulance.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue is made up of volunteers who are trained to search and rescue people around the South Pennine moors, as well as searching for missing people in urban areas and evacuating people who are hurt, often from places the ambulance cannot reach.

Their services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.