Rescuers called out four times in a week

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IT has been a busy week for the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team as members were called out to four incidents.

On Saturday they were called to Eaves Wood, Hebden Bridge, to help a nine-year-old boy who had fallen from a swing and suffered a suspected lower leg fracture.

He was treated by team members and paramedics before being stretchered from the woods to the ambulance for transfer to hospital.

The team was also called to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service evacuate a 46-year-old woman who was found in a quarry on Norland Moor, Sowerby Bridge, on Thursday.

They assisted with the recovery of a casualty above Baitings Dam, Ripponden, where a car had left the road and landed in a moorland ravine on Monday morning.

The team also evacuated a 51-year-old woman who had fallen on a steep footpath while blackberry picking in Barkisland Clough on Monday evening.

Members placed her in a vacuum mattress and stretchered her across fields to the road and the waiting ambulance.