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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.


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Date: Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 23:52

Location: Harrogate

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist in a search for a vulnerable 37 year old male. The man was found by police while members were on route, and the team was stood down.

Attendance: 11

Man Hours: 6

Date: Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 - 17:42

Location: Cow and Calf rocks, Ilkley

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured walker near the Cow and Calf rocks, Ilkley. The male casualty who had an injured lower leg was initially treated by team members, before an ambulance crew arrived and was then stretchered by the team to a waiting ambulance .

Attendance: 22

Man Hours: 48

Date: Friday, 13 January, 2017 - 13:30

Location: Riverside footpath, Pool in Wharfedale

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured walker at Pool in Wharfedale. The 71 year old male casualty was stretchered by the team to a waiting ambulance.

Attendance: 9

Man Hours: 23

Date: Thursday, 12 January, 2017 - 12:00

Location: North Yorkshire Coast

Description: The team was contacted by North Yorkshire Police to have a flood response team available in case of flooding in the Sandsend to Filey stretch of the North Yorkshire coast. The team was stood down at 5am on Jan 13

Attendance: 0

Man Hours: 0

Date: Monday, 2 January, 2017 - 13:58

Location: Ilkley Moor

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured walker on Ilkley Moor. The 72 year old female who had an injured ankle, was treated by team members before being stretchered by the team to a waiting ambulance.

Attendance: 14

Man Hours: 45

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