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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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Latest Activity

Date: Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 09:30

Location: Buckden, Upper Wharfedale

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a missing female. The team spent the day searching areas around Buckden, including the river, however the woman was not found and the team was stood down.

Attendance: 17

Man Hours: 142

Date: Sunday, 20 November, 2016 - 10:00

Location: Grassington

Description: The team was called out to assist North Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a female casualty who had been kicked in the head by a horse. Team members helped load the casualty onto a stretcher and carry her to a waiting ambulance.

Attendance: 6

Man Hours: 4

Date: Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 - 14:10

Location: Valley of Desolation, Barden Moor

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a person suffering dizziness and breathing problems. Team members who arrived on scene ahead of the team vehicles, located the casualty who was then helped into a Bolton Abbey Estate vehicle and taken down to a waiting road Ambulance.

Attendance: 9

Man Hours: 7

Date: Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 - 08:17

Location: Litton,Littondale

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a man who had slipped on rocks near Litton. The casualty who had leg injuries was treated by YAS paramedics before being stretchered by the team to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Attendance: 11

Man Hours: 24

Date: Tuesday, 18 October, 2016 - 15:56

Location: Skipton

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with extracting a woman who had fallen from a bridge in Skipton and rolled down an embankment next to a railway line. The team vehicles did not mobilise but team members who were close by, went straight to the incident site where they assisted the North Yorkshire Fire Service.

Attendance: 12

Man Hours: 16

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