Rescue team members stretcher the injured climber to an ambulance. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Rescue team members stretcher the injured climber to an ambulance. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

A climber was rescued from a West Yorkshire quarry after falling and injuring his head.

The 17-year-old was on a route at Heptonstall Quarry near Hebden Bridge on Wednesday when he fell.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out at 6.30pm in response to a call for urgent help from an ambulance crew.

Team members made their way to the site, and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was scrambled. A Calder Valley team spokesperson said: “Following assessment on-scene by Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics and Dr Steve Rowe, also of Edale Mountain Rescue Team, the casualty was made comfortable and then transferred to hospital by land ambulance for further treatment.”

The rescue ended at 9pm and involved 18 volunteers from Calder Valley SRT.

The team had been called out earlier in the day shortly before noon to help find and bring to safety a mountain biker who had fallen from his machine and suffered head injuries, near Gorple Cottage, Widdop.

A team spokesperson said: “As team members arrived at the location, it became apparent that the paramedic on-scene had everything under control and our services were no longer needed.

“The team was subsequently stood down.”

Fifteen team members were involved in the callout.

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