Squad to res­cue of boy hurt in fall

Halifax Courier - - Things To Do This Weekend - sarah.kelly@hal­i­fax­courier.co.uk By Sarah Kelly

LIFE­SAV­ING vol­un­teers came to the res­cue of a teenager who fell from a tree swing.

The 13-year-old was in woods near Un­der­bank in Charlestown, Heb­den Bridge, when he came off the swing and frac­tured his arm. With paramedics un­able to get to him, Calder Val­ley Search and Res­cue Team were called to carry the boy to the am­bu­lance.

The call out on Wed­nes­day night was the team’s first chance to use their new Land Rover.

The ve­hi­cle will be based at Tod­mor­den am­bu­lance sta­tion and the team hope it will mean they can re­spond to in­ci­dents in that area quicker.

Ear­lier the same day, at around noon, the vol­un­teers helped a man in his 30s who had fallen 40ft while trial bik­ing at Earl Crag in Keigh­ley.

He suf­fered a frac­tured fe­mur. Again, the team car­ried the man to an am­bu­lance. Calder Val­ley Search and Res­cue is made up of vol­un­teers who are trained to search and res­cue peo­ple around the South Pen­nine moors, as well as search­ing for miss­ing peo­ple in ur­ban ar­eas and evac­u­at­ing peo­ple who are hurt, of­ten from places the am­bu­lance can­not reach.

Their ser­vices are avail­able 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Ear­lier call­out: the res­cue squad help a man who fell 40ft on Earl Crag, just hours be­fore they were sum­moned to help the boy at Heb­den Bridge

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