The walker is packaged on to a stretcher. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

The walker is packaged on to a stretcher. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A walker was rescued from the South Pennine moors after injuring his leg.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out at 7.50pm on Tuesday to the site near Ogden Reservoir between Halifax and Denholme in West Yorkshire.

A team spokesperson said: “Just as the team settled down for Tuesday evening’s training session, the phone rang. The call was an urgent request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service for assistance with locating and evacuating a casualty, believed to be an injured dog walker who had sustained a lower leg injury and was somewhere on moorland above Ogden Reservoir.”

Team members made their way to the scene and a police helicopter flew to the area from its base near Wakefield. The CVSRT spokesperson said the crew found the young man and guided police officers and ambulance paramedics to his position.

The man was driven a team Land Rover to a waiting ambulance. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

The man was driven a team Land Rover to a waiting ambulance. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

“Due to the steep ground terrain and stormy wintery conditions, the casualty was quickly packaged into a winter casualty bag and promptly evacuated by stretcher to higher flat ground and the safety of our Land Rover which transported him off the moors to the waiting land ambulance,” the spokesperson said.

The rescue ended about 9.20pm and involved 36 volunteers from the Calder Valley team.

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