Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team called to Cross Gates after teenage girl slipped and fell

A mountain rescue team was called out to Cross Gates after a teenage girl slipped and fell behind a fence.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 4:45 pm

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team (HVMRT), a volunteer organisation based in Marsden, near Huddersfied, were called to the side of Manston Lane shortly before 9pm yesterday.

They were told the girl had slipped and fell while playing with friends in the area.

HVMRT were needed due to the tricky position the girl was caught in.

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Manston Lane, Cross Gates (photo: Google).

The team first applied a splint to her leg before putting her on a specialist stretcher, passing her over a five foot fence, and then handed her over to paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, who took her to hospital.

Paramedics typically travel in groups of two, but the operation needed a whole group of people.

The team posted to Facebook: "The team was called out at 9.30pm yesterday evening to the Cross Gates area of Leeds to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with a teenage girl who had fallen off a fence at the side of a road and had a potential leg injury.

"We treated her injury and then passed her over the fence on our Bell stretcher to the road - and then on to a YAS ambulance.

"Although the stretcher carry was only about five metres in total, the difficult to access position that the casualty was in required our specialist extraction skills."

The HVMRT has more than 40 members who are on call to assist those in difficulty, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whatever the weather - plus a similar number who are non-qualified trainees, helpers and support members.

The team’s annual running costs are approximately £20,000.

You can donate to them here.

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