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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: Friday, 17 June, 2016 - 17:04

Location: Stepping stones south of Kettlewell

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty who had slipped on stepping stones in the river Wharfe south of Kettlewell. The 69 year old female had managed to reach the bank of the river, but had received serious lower leg injuries. After assisting a YAS paramedic with initial treatment the team stretchered the casualty to a waiting road ambulance.

Attendance: 11

Man Hours: 22

Date: Saturday, 28 May, 2016 - 18:30

Location: Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley

Description: The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty at Cow and Calf Rocks Ilkley. Fortunately, the incident was dealt with by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the team was stood down before deploying.

Attendance: 0

Man Hours: 0

Date: Thursday, 26 May, 2016 - 22:15

Location: Sutton in Craven

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the recovery of the body of a missing person near Sutton in Craven.

Attendance: 18

Man Hours: 90

Date: Monday, 23 May, 2016 - 16:25

Location: Skipton

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a female casualty reported to have fallen 10 meters. Fortunately the casualty was recovered by YAS and the team were stood down en route.

Attendance: 11

Man Hours: 5

Date: Thursday, 12 May, 2016 - 12:30

Location: Starbotton

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist a walker who had injured her ankle on the path above Starbotton. The casualty who was otherwise uninjured, was transported down the hill by the team to an awaiting road ambulance.

Attendance: 8

Man Hours: 12

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