Casualty assisted after fall from crag

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 20:25 this evening after a teenager fell from a rocky outcrop on the outskirts of Huddersfield.

The 16-year-old had been sitting on top of a rocks on the edge of a local recreation field, shortly before tumbling backwards and falling a short distance onto steep ground below.

An ambulance crew initially called to the scene requested the team’s assistance to safely exacuate the casualty due to the steep ground and poor access, despite the site being only about 20 meteres from the Ambulance.

HVMRT members lifted the casualty onto a specialist Bell stretcher which was then belayed up the incline on a rope, before being carried a short distance to the waiting ambulance.

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