Five callouts in one week

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Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team had a busy week dealing with five callouts.

Last Thursday a 46-year-old woman suffered spinal injuries after falling several feet down a quarry at Norland Moor.

The team was called by police to assist an ambulance crew but due to the potential serious injuries a helicopter from RAF Leconfield, near Beverley, winched the casualty to hospital. She is now recovering at home.

On Saturday the team tended a nine-year-old boy who had fallen from a tree swing at Eaves Wood, Hebden Bridge, and suffered leg injuries. He had to be stretchered from the woods.

Strong winds on Monday were blamed for an accident which left 33-year-old Yasir Ifrahaim, of Shroggs Vue Terrace, Halifax, critically ill in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

He lost control of his Vauxhall Corsa and plunged down a ravine near Baitings Reservoir, Ripponden.

The team carried the casualty 50 metres up a hillside to an ambulance.

Also on Monday, a 51-year-old woman slipped on a steep footpath at Barkisland Clough, Barkisland, and suffered a leg injury. She was placed on a vacuum mattress and stretchered away.

Late on Wednesday the team was called to a suspected suicide and they recovered the body of a man in a wooded area at Pike Law, Scammonden.

Assistant leader Wayne Ogden said it had been a busy period for the team, which had worked alongside police and ambulance crews.

The team has started a supporters’ group to help with running costs. Members give an annual donation and/or help with fund-raising. Anyone interested should contact