Air ambulance sent to rescue woman trampled by herd of cows in Halifax

A woman trampled by a herd of cows in Halifax was rescued by a team of volunteers.

Thursday, 11th June 2020, 6:51 am
Updated Thursday, 11th June 2020, 6:54 am

On Tuesday at 7,10pm the Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team (CVSRT) had a request from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to help with the rescue of a woman who had been trampled by cows near Walter Clough Lane, Halifax.

YAS and Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) were first on scene and provided initial medical care.

When the CVSRT arrived they safely packaged and transferred the woman onto a stretcher and carried her to the ambulance.

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Calder Valley Search and rescue Team help take the injured woman to safety (Picture CVSRT)

A spokesperson for the CVSRT said: "Walking through a field of livestock can be an intimidating experience and cows, particularly ones with calves, can behave unpredictably

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery."

A total of 26 volunteers for the CVSRT were sent to the incident which took almost two hours.