Injured quad biker rescued by Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team in Hipperholme

Injured quad biker rescued by Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team in Hipperholme
Injured quad biker rescued by Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team in Hipperholme
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An injured quad biker was rescued by the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team in Hipperholme yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

The team were called to remote woodland near Badger Lane where the biker had lost control of his vehicle while riding down a sloped bank, causing the bike to rest on top of him.

An Ambulance Rapid Response vehicle and a paramedic arrived at the scene and immobilised the patients spine and administered pain relief.

When at the scene, CVSRT members placed the casualty into a vacuum mattress, loaded him onto a stretcher and carried him back to the path before transferring him to a waiting ambulance.

In a separate incident on Saturday, the team were called to assist the ambulance service following reports that a 47-year-old female had fallen at Chevin Forest, Otley.

It was thought the woman had sustained a lower leg fracture.

Due to the steep, densely wooded and slippery location, the team used a rope system with four ‘barrow boys’ attached to the Bell stretcher to evacuate the casualty down the hillside to the road below and the waiting ambulance.