A Few Things We Do Cave Rescue. Surface Rescue. Animal Rescue.

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: Saturday, 21 November, 2015 - 06:55

Location: Heber's Ghyll Ilkley

Description: The team was called out by the ambulance service to assist with a 61 year old male who had fallen 5 metres into a stream. After treatment by ambulance service paramedics , the casualty who had sustained shoulder and pelvic injuries was placed in a stretcher, hauled up a short climb and carried to an awaiting ambulance.

Attendance: 16

Man Hours: 48

Date: Saturday, 14 November, 2015 - 07:00

Location: Rosedale Chimney Bank

Description: The team was asked by Scarborough and Ryedale MRT to assist in the search for 73-year-old Stephen Gibson, who went missing on 11 November when out walking near Rosedale Chimney Bank. Sadly, police officers recovered a man's body near Cropton this morning and we were stood down en-route. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Stephen Gibson at this difficult time.

Attendance: 8

Man Hours: 40

Date: Thursday, 12 November, 2015 - 14:30

Location: Thruscross Reservoir

Description: The team was called out by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a female who had fallen and sustained a suspected broken ankle. After treatment from Ambulance service paramedics the team carried the casualty up to our Land Rover ambulance for transfer to a waiting road ambulance.

Attendance: 12

Man Hours: 36

Date: Saturday, 31 October, 2015 - 15:44

Location: Plumpton Rocks

Description: The team was requested to respond to a collapsed male with a suspected cardiac arrest by Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team. Whilst a team Land Rover ambulance was en route an updated grid reference for the casualty was provided by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service which put the incident near Bedale. As Swaledale MRT were closer we requested they respond. The casualty was subsequently evacuated by air ambulance.

Attendance: 5

Man Hours: 4

Date: Saturday, 24 October, 2015 - 13:30

Location: Guisecliff, Pateley Bridge

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police after a dog was reported down one of the rock crevasses on Guisecliff. Paddy the spaniel was soon located and team members climbed down the six metre hole to recover it. A new animal bag was used for the first time. It has been designed after recovering Sophie the Boxer from the same hole last year!

Attendance: 6

Man Hours: 15

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