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 and carried to the air ambulance.
(Splendid photos below all from Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team)
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.
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.”