Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association would like to thank all those who supported the team by participating in this years’ Wharfedale Three Peaks Challenge Event and also thank those who made additional donations. We have received very positive feedback and hope you all had an enjoyable day.


 

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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: Friday, 1 September, 2017 - 14:34

Location: Middlesmoor

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to search for an overdue walker in Upper Nidderdale. Fortunately, the walker was able to contact the police before the team was fully under way, and the team was stood down.

Attendance: 4

Man Hours: 2

Date: Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 - 11:09

Location: Storiths near Bolton Abbey

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 64 year old male cyclist who had fallen off his bicycle. The casualty had sustained shoulder and leg injuries, but his exact location was unclear. A team leader contacted YAS control, and established the man's location as being at Hill Farm Cafe, and that the teams assistance would not be required.

Attendance: 1

Man Hours: 0

Date: Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 - 11:05

Location: Byre Bank Wood near Arncliffe

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with a 33 year old male who had slipped and injured himself above Arncliffe. The casualty who had sustained serious leg injuries, was treated at the scene by team members and Yorkshire Ambulance Service medics, before being stretchered down to a waiting road ambulance.

Attendance: 9

Man Hours: 8

Date: Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 20:12

Location: Bolton Abbey

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service with rescuing a man and dog who had become stuck between a steep slope and the water's edge at Bolton Abbey. NYFRS managed to rescue the casualty whilst the team was on route and the team was stood down.

Attendance: 10

Man Hours: 5

Date: Friday, 28 July, 2017 - 11:55

Location: Strid Wood near Bolton Abbey

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a man who had fallen down an embankment close to the river Wharfe in Strid Wood. The casualty who had sustained chest injuries was treated by the ambulance crew before being stretchered up the embankment to a waiting road ambulance then transferred to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Attendance: 15

Man Hours: 24

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