Dave Astley and his dog Jack. Photo: CVSRT

Dave Astley and his dog Jack. Photo: CVSRT

Rescue team members were called out three times in one day to deal with incidents both in their area and farther afield.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was alerted to its first incident early on Wednesday when a walker fell a suffered a suspected broken ankle.

Fifteen team members were called out to the scene near Spa Clough Reservoir, a short distance from the M62 motorway near Rishworth.

A team spokesperson said: “Once on-scene, CVSRT members assisted the paramedics and Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew to transfer the casualty by stretcher to the helicopter for a short flight to the land ambulance, situated at a nearby site.”

Team members stood down at 9am, returned to their base and then on to their workplaces.

Later the same day, the Calder Valley team was alerted to a man who had fallen into a stream at a South Pennines beauty spot, hitting his head and knocking himself unconscious.

Ambulance staff asked for the team’s assistance and 17 of its volunteers made their way to the scene at Lumb Hole Waterfall, near Pecket Well.

The spokesperson said: “A few moments after the accident, the injured gentleman regained consciousness and with the assistance of his walking companion, made their way to the road, where they met two [Yorkshire Ambulance Service] rapid response vehicles and a Basic doctor.

Team members and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at the day's first incident. Photo: CVSRT

Team members and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at the day's first incident. Photo: CVSRT

“First on-scene team member quickly assessed the situation and confirmed that rescue assistance was no longer required and the remaining CVSRT members stood down while en route.

“The casualty received treatment on-scene before being transferred to hospital for further assessment of his head injuries.”

A Calder Valley team member was also requested to help in the search for missing Cheshire teenager Kizzy Whitehurst.

Search and Rescue Dogs Association member Dave Astley and his dog Jack and a navigator from the team joined the hunt for the 14-year-old in the Torperley area. Rescue teams and search dogs from Cheshire, Bolton, Woodhead, Staffordshire and the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service were involved in the operation.

The missing girl has since been found safe and well. A police spokesperson said: “Cheshire Constabulary would like to thank the public for their support our colleagues in the media, and the partner agencies who have assisted in the search.”

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