Rescue team help teenage boy hurt in tree swing accident last night

Rescue:  Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team carry the injured teenager to a waiting ambulance

Rescue: Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team carry the injured teenager to a waiting ambulance

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RESCUERS had to be called in to help a teenager who fell off a rope swing.

The 16-year-old boy was in woodland near Cornholme, near Todmorden, last night when he tumbled.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team were called out at 8.30pm to aid the injured teen.

He suffered a fractured ankle and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being carried on a stretcher to the main road.

There, he was put in a waiting ambulance which took him to hospital for further treatment.

Last year the team said they attended five incidents where people had been injured after falling from rope swings.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue team, based in Mytholmroyd, is manned entirely by around 50 volunteers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The team attends an average of 50 call outs a year.

They work with the police and paramedics to find and recover lost or injured people from remote areas and are increasingly called upon to carry out missing person searches in urban areas of Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Keighley.

It costs £30,000 a year to keep the team going. All donations go towards running costs, maintaining the base, equipment and vehicles or buying equipment.

Anyone interested in supporting the group can email enquiries@cvsrt.org.uk or leave a message on 01422 893762.