Members of the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team stretcher the injured walker from the path in Crow Nest Wood, Hebden Bridge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Members of the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team stretcher the injured walker from the path in Crow Nest Wood, Hebden Bridge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A rescue team had to break off from its annual training day to go to the aid of a walker with an injured ankle.

Members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team were mid-way through the morning session of their day-long core skills training when they were alerted to the incident.

A woman walking in Crow Nest Wood above Hebden Bridge had slipped and suffered a suspected broken ankle.

Twenty-seven members of the Mytholmroyd-based team left their training bases at the St Ives Estate near Bingley in West Yorkshire for the site of the incident 13 miles away.

A team spokesperson said: “Once on-scene, team members quickly located the casualty in Crow Nest Wood and promptly administered pain relief before relocating her dislocated ankle.

Halifax MP Holly Lynch joined the team to observe their training exercise. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Halifax MP Holly Lynch joined the team to observe their training exercise. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

“When the lady’s pain was under control and she was comfortable, the casualty was packaged and stretchered to the roadhead where she was handed over to the ambulance crew for onward journey to hospital.”

Calder Valley SRT members then returned to their training day about 1.30pm to continue their exercises, where Halifax MP Holly Lynch joined them to observe them at work. Representatives of West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service were also at the St Ives event.

  • Bob Smith of grough was on hand to cover the training day and the callout. We’ll post a feature on the core training day in the near future.

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