Calder Valley team members at the scene. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Calder Valley team members at the scene. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A walker was rescued after falling down steep banking near a South Pennines reservoir.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out at 5pm on Monday to aid ambulance crew at the scene at Doe Park Reservoir at Denholme in West Yorkshire.

The man, in his 40s, broke his leg in the fall.

A Calder Valley SRT spokesperson said the man ended up at the base of the slope after falling. “He was initially treated by the responding ambulance crew who were joined by four members of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service hazardous area response team and several CVSRT members who were nearby.

“Working together, they secured the casualty on the slope, administered pain relief and treated his ankle injury.

“On arrival of the first CVSRT vehicles, the patient was secured by a simple rope belay, then packaged into a vacuum mattress and loaded onto the Bell stretcher. Evacuation was then carried out by means of sledging the stretcher using a walking V up to the top of the slope and then carried to the land ambulance.

“Once loaded into ambulance, CVSRT members stood down and returned to base and then onward to their homes.”

The rescue involved 21 volunteers from the Calder Valley team. It was the team’s third callout in three days. On Sunday its members were called out to aid an injured quad bike rider near Hipperholme in West Yorkshire, following Saturday’s rescue of a walker on Otley Chevin.

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