The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team received six call outs in April, with three of these being located in the Wessenden Valley area, near Marsden.
The month started off quietly with our first call out not coming through until 15th April, this was to rescue two walkers who had become lost and then stuck on a steep slope in the Wessenden Valley area. The team used PhoneFind technology to locate them and then assisted them to walk back to our team vehicles.
Our next call out was the start of a busy Easter weekend, with the team called out to assist West Yorkshire Police to locate an overdue walker who had been due to arrive at Holme Village and had apparently not arrived. Further information was received soon after the team gathered which confirmed that the missing walker was in fact safe and well.
Easter Monday saw two call outs. The team spent most of the day providing support to West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service for large wildfires which had broken out on Marsden Moor. A second call out came in during the afternoon to assist a fallen walker with a wrist injury in the Wessenden Valley area.
Our third call out of the month in the Wessenden Valley area was received on 29th April, where we helped a walker who had fallen and injured her leg.
30th April saw our final call out of the month, with a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with a search for a missing person in the Wakefield area. This was only a brief call out as we were quickly stood down as the missing person had been located.