Widdop Reservoir, scene of one of the incidents. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Widdop Reservoir, scene of one of the incidents. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Two injured walkers were among those aided in four callouts for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team in seven days.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested the volunteers’ help with a man who broke his ankle while walking at Widdop Reservoir north-west of Hebden Bridge.

A team spokesperson said: “Once on scene, team members assisted with a short stretcher carry up to the road and handed the casualty over to the ambulance crew.”

The incident lasted almost two hours and involved 18 team members.

Calder Valley SRT was called to a different reservoir the following day to help a 51-year-old man with a back injury. As team members made their way to Chellow Dene Reservoir near Bradford, they were stood down as ambulance staff had managed to get the man to their vehicle.

Twenty-four hours later, volunteers returned to the same area when a 74-year-old woman fell and broke her leg while walking in woodland at Chellow Dene.

The spokesperson said: “Once on scene, CVSRT packaged the casualty in a vacuum mattress and evacuated the lady via stretcher to the waiting ambulance.”

The two-hour rescue involved 12 team members.

The team was also alerted to a road accident on the A672 at Rishworth near Ripponden, to help extricate a man from his vehicle after it left the road and went down an embankment.

However the team was stood down while on the way to the location as there were enough emergency services members to deal with the incident.

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