Call out: 24th September
The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were called out on 24th September by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty in the Willykay Clough area near Marsden.
The casualty had been walking as part of a group on Marsden Moor when he began to suffer severe breathlessness and pain.
The air ambulance that was initially dispatched had to turn back due to technical difficulties, but meanwhile team members headed to a rendezvous in Marsden and began carrying a stretcher and medical equipment up onto the hill.
A second air ambulance was called in and was able to land on the moors a short distance from the casualty site.
The gentleman was assessed by team members and a paramedic from the air ambulance. He was treated at the scene before being carried by team members to the helicopter for urgent evacuation to Leeds General Infirmary for further treatment.
After returning to the RV to pack team kit back onto the vehicles, team members were approached by a party of walkers – one of whom had sustained an ankle injury. He was given first aid treatment and the ankle immobilised, and was transported back to the walkers’ vehicle for them to transport him to A&E.