UK: Injured climber airlifted to hospital from Ilkley Moor by Yorkshire Air Ambulance, aided by 2 Mountain Rescue teams & Fire Service – 270513 2115z

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were called out (about 6 hours) ago to assist the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with the rescue of a fallen climber on the Buttress at Ilkley Moor.

CVSRT were called along with the Fire Brigade Technical Rescue Team and UWFRA to assist the stricken climber.
The Lead climber’s arm was trapped by a boulder on the rockface. Released by fire service with hydraulic spreaders, lowered to ground by Mountain Rescue and carried to the air ambulance.

(Splendid photos below all from Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team)

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Crag Rescue, The Buttress, Ilkley Moor

(Video credit: Steven Westwood)

Published on 27 May 2013

Couple of short clips of the rescue of a lead climber trapped by a fallen rock. Rescue involved West Yorkshire Fire Tech Rescue Team, Calder Valley SRT, Upper Wharfedale FRA and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

News Reports

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Injured climber airlifted to hospital from Ilkley Moor

“A man climbing the Cow and Calf rock formation on Ilkley Moor was airlifted to hospital today after he became trapped by falling rocks.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Upper Wharfedale Mountain Rescue Team attended and the man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary at 2.30pm. He is believed to have suffered an arm injury.”

(Photo: wikimedia.org) The Cow and Calf rocks above Ilkley. The smaller rock, or “calf”, is estimated to weigh about a thousand tonnes and to have fallen away from the rock face at some point in the last 10,000 years. Geologists suggest its movement was arrested from going further downhill by the Wharfedale ice stream, which had by then sunk to the level at which the boulder now rests. Date 19th July 2008, 2008-07-21 (original upload date) Source Taken by T.J Blackwell on 19 July, 2008 Author Original uploader was TJBlackwell at en.wikipedia

Ilkley Moor – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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