The Holme Valley MRT received six callouts during May, five of which were to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with various casualties.

The first call out of the month came through on May 2nd. This was to assist with the location of a mountain biker who had fallen at Leeds Urban Bike Park. The team was then mobilised to assist the biker but was quickly stood down when the YAS crew ascertained that they could extract the casualty themselves.

This was followed a week later when on the evening of May 9th the team was tasked by West Yorkshire Police to locate a high risk missing person in the Blackmoorfoot area. After a five hour search, including a search of water margins and catchments by the water team, the team stood down having completed the search area. The missing person turned up safe and well the next day.

May 15th saw a brief call out to the Royston area to assist YAS, again with the team being stood down en-route.

On May 25th YAS called the team out to help with a casualty with a lower leg injury in Ovenden Wood, near Halifax. This was to assist our neighbouring team, Calder Valley, who were already on a separate job elsewhere in their area. The casualty was carried by stretcher to an ambulance for transfer to hospital.

May finished with two call outs on May 29th. The first being to help YAS with a casualty who had collapsed on a footpath in the Upperthong area. The team was stood down after a local farmer assisted YAS to extract the casualty. The second was to a casualty with a knee injury in woods near Denby Dale. The team carried the casualty to an ambulance waiting at the nearest road.

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Rescue Rides

July 2021: Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

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

Unfortunately Rescue Rides 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

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

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