The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team was called out this afternoon to search for a missing person in the Fartown area of Huddersfield.

The initial contact from West Yorkshire Police was at 10.12am with a request for us to use our SARLOC tool to help locate the missing person. SARLOC involves sending a text message which includes a link which, when clicked by a person with a GPS enabled mobile phone, can give us a very accurate fix on their position. On this occasion our SARLOC message was not responded to. Our Team Leader Owen Phillips then attended at Huddersfield Police station to talk through search options, which resulted in the full team being called out at 12.50pm. We also requested and received assistance from our neighbouring team, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team. The missing person was found safe and well at 14.35 by West Yorkshire Police.

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team gift ideas

Give the gift of Mountain Rescue...

We have a number of items which would make good Birthday presents or day-to-day gifts:

Rescue Ride

Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

Our Rescue Ride fundraiser offers five rides to choose from; they include road and MTB routes. Whatever your ability, if you have a bike we have a route that you will enjoy...

Watch the space for the date for our 2022 event!

Contact the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

By post:
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Emergency House, Manchester Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire HD7 6EY

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