Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team News
In an average period, the team handled 16 incidents through the period. 4 of these were in October, 7 in November, and 5 in December.
The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team is incredibly proud to have presented many Mountain Rescue England and Wales long service certificates this year. In 'normal times' these would he presented at the AGM but unfortunately we had to settle with some socially-distant photos in a car park this year. Hopefully this doesn't detract from the achievements of those receiving awards. The team is extremely grateful for their dedicated service.
This was a fairly average period for the team with 11 call outs, including three call outs to assist neighbouring teams.
A busy early summer for the team with 17 call outs during June and July. These included three call outs to assist the Oldham team, one of which was a missing person search, and two which were to help with injured walkers.
The COVID-19 lockdown resulted in a quiet April, with just four call outs; however as more exercise was permitted in May call outs rose rapidly, with 10 call outs through the month.
Mountain Rescue teams in both England and Wales are anticipating an increase in callouts as lockdown regulations are eased. This is already an issue in England with the changes announced on Sunday, and teams are aware that it could come later in Wales if the situation changes.
Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) has issued another statement concerning COVID-19, asking people to continue to exercise close to home.
Mountain Rescue England and Wales has issued a statement in advance of the Easter weekend, emphasising the Government's message to only exercise in your local area.