At 17:44 on Thursday 7th March Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police, who had received a 999 call, to locate and evacuate two walkers who were lost due to being overcome by darkness near Alcomden Stones, Stanbury Moor.
Phone Find, an app which sends a message to the missing persons’ phone asking for its location, was used successfully and a partial team response of 12 was mobilised to assist the, cold but uninjured, walkers.
The walkers were quickly located, provided with extra warm layers to wear and walked off the hill to team vehicles. Following a welcome hot drink West Yorkshire Police returned them safely to their nearby holiday cottage.
Following stand-down of the incident team members returned to the Rescue Post to wash vehicles, sort and repack kit before heading home to continue their evenings.
In Attendance: 12 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Total Duration: 2hrs 46mins
- Date: Thursday, 07 March 2019
- Location: Alcomden Stones
- Grid Reference: SD 97270 35740
- Latitude: 53.817931
- Longitude: -2.0429480
- Man Hours: 33.2
- Members In Attendance: 12