Call out 18th November 2016

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1200hrs on 18th November by West Yorkshire Police to search for a high risk missing person in the Holmfirth area.

Weather conditions at the time were freezing temperatures and moderate-to-heavy snowfall. The conditions were such that the NPAS helicopter was unable to take off to assist withy the search.

Team members mustered at Holmfirth Police Station to receive a briefing and the first search parties were deployed to Holmfirth Cliff based upon a search plan drawn up between HVMRT and West Yorkshire Police.

The missing person was found by one of the HVMERT’s search parties at 1440hrs, suffering from hypothermia but otherwise safe and well.

The casualty was treated by the team’s paramedic and then transported to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for assessment.

22 members of HVMRT assisted with the search.


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