Team members used protective equipment during the callouts. Photo: CVSRT

Team members used protective equipment during the callouts. Photo: CVSRT

West Yorkshire rescuers were called out three times in 24 hours to aid injured walkers and a high-risk missing person.

Both walkers were taking their daily exercise locally within government guidelines.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team’s volunteers followed recommended Covid-19 protocols during the incidents.

Ambulance staff requested the team’s help at 9.40am on Sunday when a walker injured her leg. During the rescue, which involved 23 team members and lasted almost three hours, the rescuers stretchered the injured walker from woodland at Black Hills near Bingley, West Yorkshire.

On Monday the team was called out to find and rescue another walker who had injured his leg between Pudsey and Leeds. At 5.10pm the ambulance crew again asked for the team’s help bringing the injured man to safety. The incident lasted just over 2¾ hours and involved 17 CVSRT volunteers.

Earlier that day, police requested the help of the team to search for a missing person deemed high risk in the Gledhow Valley in north Leeds. The rescuers were alerted at 10.40am and were joined in the nine-hour search by Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England search dogs Jack and Meg and their handlers; an Urban Search and Rescue Dog and handler; a fire-service search dog; members of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and a hazardous area response team.

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