Rescue team hit 666th call-out

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AN injured mountain biker prompted the 666th call-out for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

The volunteers were called to Ogden Water to a mountain biker who had chest injuries from an accident after a ride betwen Christmas and the New Year.

He had fallen from his bike while riding with a group on a bridleway and had suspected internal chest injuries.

It was their final callout of 2011.

The hurt biker was given pain relief by the team’s medics and taken by Yorkshire Air Ambulance to hospital.

The serach and rescue squad were formed in 1966 and many said the winter of 2010 was one of their busiest ever but a mild winter in 2011 meant a slightly quieter time.

In 2011, the team, who are based in Mytholmroyd, were called out 53 times. In 2010, they were called out 67 times and the year before 44 times.

It costs £30,000 a year to keep the team running.

For more details on their work visit www.cvsrt.org.uk