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UWFRA is made up of over 60 well trained and well equipped volunteer cavers, climbers and mountaineers and is on call 365 days a year. Our membership live in the Dales or travel from as far away as Leeds or Bradford and are prepared to respond to a callout at any time of the day or night in the worst of weather conditions.

UWFRA is a registered charity. Like other mountain and cave rescue teams in the UK it receives no funding from central Government. The team is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid members of staff.


Some words of thanks from those we've helped


Latest Activity

Date: Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 13:00

Location: Manchester Hole Cave, Nidderdale

Description: The team was called out by the North Yorkshire Police to assist a 26 year old female who had fallen just inside the entrance to Manchester Hole and sustained a lower back injury. After treatment by paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service the casualty was stretchered by team members to the road ambulance.

Attendance: 19

Man Hours: 40

Date: Saturday, 29 August, 2015 - 14:00

Location: White Wells, Ilkley Moor

Description: The team was called out by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 37 year old female who had fallen above White Wells on Ilkley Moor and sustained a suspected broken ankle. After treatment by ambulance service paramedics the casualty was carried by team members to a road ambulance.

Attendance: 12

Man Hours: 24

Date: Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 20:30

Location: Hebden

Description: The team was called out by the North Yorkshire Police to help search for a missing 89 year old man. The police were extremely concerned and asked the team to search paths in the Hebden area. After conducting an extensive search the team were stood down just before midnight following reports that the man had been seen in Skipton that afternoon. The missing person was eventually located safe and well in Kirby Lonsdale.

Attendance: 18

Man Hours: 75

Date: Sunday, 23 August, 2015 - 14:00

Location: Brimham Rocks

Description: The team was called by the North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a nine year old boy. The boy had been missing for 90 minutes but fortunately, whilst one of our Controllers was talking to the police officer in charge of the incident the boy was located.

Attendance: 0

Man Hours: 0

Date: Friday, 21 August, 2015 - 15:30

Location: Thruscross Reservoir

Description: The team was called out by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist a 29 year old female with an injured ankle. After treatment by team members the casualty was assisted to a road ambulance.

Attendance: 17

Man Hours: 25

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