A man is taken to safety by the Calder Valley Search and rescue Team.

Man suffers suspected spinal injury in midnight Halifax track fall

A man had to rescued in the middle of the night after falling on a steep rural track in Halifax

The Calder Valley Search and Rescue team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help with the rescue of Claremount Road at 11.43pm last night.

The man had fallen on a steep, rural track and sustained a suspected spinal injury.

1. Steep fall

The man had fallen on a steep, rural track and sustained a suspected spinal injury.
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Twenty CVSRT membersresponded immediately and within nineminutes of deployment the team began to arrive at the location.

2. Rescue

Twenty CVSRT membersresponded immediately and within nineminutes of deployment the team began to arrive at the location.
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Once the injured manwas comfortable he was packaged in a vacuum mattress and a winter casualty bag, then stretchered off the hill to the ambulance and handed over to the crew.

3. Ambulance

Once the injured manwas comfortable he was packaged in a vacuum mattress and a winter casualty bag, then stretchered off the hill to the ambulance and handed over to the crew.
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Members prepared for the evacuation whilst CVSRT doctors provided additional medical assistance to the casualty.

4. Midnight call

Members prepared for the evacuation whilst CVSRT doctors provided additional medical assistance to the casualty.
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