Incidents 2018

7 October, 2018 14:44
Description: Fallen Climber - Almscliffe Crags

The team were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist extricating a male casualty who had fallen whilst out climbing on Almscliffe Crags.  The UWFRA swift water team, who were out on a scheduled practice in Addingham Weir when the call came through, were on scene shortly before a team that had been deployed from the Grassington base.  On arrival at Almscliffe the casualty had been diagnosed as having a suspected lower leg fracture - his injury had been splinted and pain relief adminstered by the YAS.  The team assembled a stretcher and carried the casualty to the waiting road ambulance.

20 September, 2018 20:55
Description: Mountain biker - male age 54.

A mountain biker from a group was reported to have fallen off his mountain bike and was unable to stand.
SARLOC was used to confim the casualties location at the far end of Skirethornes quarry.

The team arrived in heavy rain and found the group were dressed well for the appalling weather conditions, the casualty had a silver survival blanket wrapped around him.
An examination diagnosed a suspected neck of femur injury, appropriate first aid and painkillers were given. The casually was loaded onto the stretcher and transported to the team vehicle and then driven to RV with YAS at quarry entrance.

16 September, 2018 12:10
Description: Fallen Female Walker

Whilst out on a pre-arranged training exercise in the Coniston Dib area, a call was received from North Yorkshrie Police for the team to assist a 70 year old Female who had slipped nearby and possibly broken her ankle. She was part of a walking group heading to Ketttlewell on the Dalesway.  Two members from the training group were dispatched to run to the scene, while other members went down the dib to drive the team vehicle to the casualty site.  The casulaty was treated for a broken ankle.  The team splinted her injury & then it was a short carry to the team vehicle which was driven off the fell to RV with a road Ambulance at UWFRA base.

15 September, 2018 15:15
Description: Collapsed Teenager

The team and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were called today by North Yorkshrie Police to assist a female, aged14, who had collapsed (possible seizure) on a footpath between Arncliffe to Malham tarn whilst out on a school organised Duke of Edinburgh expedition.  The team helped in loading the female into the helicopter which transported her to a waiting road ambulance in Arncliffe.  The team noticed that another member of the group was possibly suffering from mild hypothermia so quickly drove the girl to the same ambulance.  The rest of the team were escorted by the UWFRA team to the rendevous point - The Falcon Inn, Arncliffe to meet with the group leader.

 

10 September, 2018 14:20
Description: Overdue Walker

The team were alerted for a possible search of the Barden Moor area for an overdue female walker (22 years old).  After unsuccesfully trying to make phone contact, her friend alerted the emergency services after she failed to show up a the agreed time and place, with additonal concerns of inadequate clothing and sustinance for a long outing.  The team were stood down just as they were about to be debriefed as thankfully the female showed up at Barden Bridge.  She had made a longer route around the edges of the moor, using the map boards at the end of the tracks entering the moor. She travelled via the Pinnacle, Rylestone Cross & Embsay Res, then followed the road over Black Park.

31 August, 2018 14:21
Description: Fallen Walker

The team were called out to assist assist a 70 year old female who had falled and injured her shoulder and collar bone whilt out walking in Bolton Abbey.  A full call out was initiaited but the team were stood down on route as the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) had managed to transport the patient in to a waiting land ambulance.

30 August, 2018 23:20
Description: Just as UWFRA’s 70th anniversary was drawing to a close the Team received a call from North Yorkshire Police requesting our assistance in locating a pair of cavers who were overdue from a through trip in Dowbergill passage, near Kettlewell. The passage is a mile long vertical rift that links Providence Pot to Dow Cave and normally takes around 6 hours to traverse and is somewhat tortuous in places. Having spoken to the person reporting the cavers overdue we checked the local parking areas and located their car where it had been left some hours earlier. A full team callout was instigated just before midnight, and our control vehicle was set up in its usual space in Kettlewell car park. Search teams were deployed and began to search the cave from both ends stopping at predetermined points to report progress to the surface using the Cavelink system. Just after 4am we received the news that the cavers had been located in a section of tight streamway just beyond the halfway point of the trip, they were tired and cold but otherwise unharmed. The now combined search teams began the difficult task of assisting the cavers back to wider passage. With dawn breaking it became obvious that things were going to take longer than hoped and with some members having to leave the rescue and head off to their day jobs additional help was going to be needed. A further call out to our own members and a quick call to our neighbouring rescue team the Cave Rescue Organisation soon had the numbers needed to get the caving party back out the way they had come in through Providence Pot. The additional UWFRA members bolstered by the CRO team entered the cave and set off with some food and hot drinks for everyone. The combined teams assisted the cavers out of the system with the first casualty reaching the surface at 11.15 and the second at 13.20 some 24 hours after they went underground. The UWFRA and CRO teams cleared their equipment from the cave and headed down to Kettlewell where the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue welfare vehicle was on hand serving hot food and drinks. The Team would like to thank all those involved in our 70th Birthday ‘bash’ especially the CRO for making up the numbers and NYFRS for the catering.

28 August, 2018 14:30
Description: Call out: 28th August, 14:30, Brimham Rocks Whilst the Team was providing safety cover for the Fell race at Kilnsey Show we were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a fallen male at Brimham Rocks. A small team was dispatched to assist and stretchered the casualty to the YAA helicopter for onward transport to hospital.

11 August, 2018 08:55
Description: Call out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a 45yr male fallen approx 15ft down a ditch behind the Sailor Pub Main St Addingham. Whilst on phone to YAS reports that casualty had self extracted so Team stood down.

9 August, 2018 15:41
Description: The team were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend a 12 year old boy who had fallen, and sustained head injuries at Bolton Abbey. While further details were sought a full call out was begun, however the team was stood down before anyone had left for the incident.

5 August, 2018 14:30
Description: Call from Swaledale MRT to assist with two 17yo females who had fallen, while out walking with the Cadets near Middleham. Swaledale MRT were providing rescue cover at a local event. The two girls had lower leg injuries, and after assessment by YAS paramedics, the two girls were attached to a safety line and assisted up back up the hill to the team vehicle and transported to the waiting land ambulance.

4 August, 2018 11:47
Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police, to a male mountain biker, who had fallen on the Langcliffe track about 3/4 mile from road. The casualty had come off their bike landing on left hip, they were unable to straighten the leg or bear any weight. The casualty was given first aid, before being carried by stretcher, to Kettlewell to await the ambulance.

1 August, 2018 15:55
Description: The team was called by a local farmer, reporting that he had a large calf that had fallen into Strans Gill. He was unable to extract the animal without help. The Team were still dealing with the incident at Brimham Rocks, so a stand by was put out, and a small party went to the site to assess the situation. This led to a full call out being initiated meeting at Hubberholme. The cow was placed in a large builders bag to prevent further injury and protect those lifting her. Scaffolding boards were used to create a flat surface in the gorge bottom, with flood sheeting used up the side of the gorge to get to flat ground at the top. The cow was then hauled up the makeshift route and then onto a trailer for transport back to the farm.

1 August, 2018 14:40
Description: The team was called to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) at Brimham rocks where a 16 year old male had been reported with a knee injury. On arrival the team assessed the casualty, gave pain relief and treated him for a dislocated knee. He was then carried by stretcher to await the road ambulance for transport to hospital.

26 July, 2018 20:40
Description: Call from NYP to search for a missing male in Dunkeswick area near Harrogate. While a controller was talking to the police the man was found. Team leaders were stood down with no one leaving home.

16 July, 2018 12:44
Description: Injured Walker - Grassington

The team were called today to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with an injured walker in Grassington.  The casualty, whilst out for a summers walk on the banks of the River Wharfe, slipped and suffered an injury, possible fracture, to the lower left leg.  The team secured the injured leg in a vacuum splint and assisted the casualty on to the team stretcher, then a short walk to the waiting road ambulance.

 

2 July, 2018 14:12
Description: Fallen Walker - Almscliffe Crag

The team were called to assist a 61yo male climber who had fallen 6ft from the stile in-between the two crags.  He sustained a shoulder injury, a possible fracture. His injury was splinted and pain relief given.  The team then placed him on to a stretcher and carried him to the waiting ambulance.
 

24 June, 2018 02:30
Description: The team was asked assist Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team locate and extract a casualty who had reported that they were near a Golf Club and unable to walk. Sarloc and Phone find had been used but the casualty was unable to respond using them. They were located by a CVSRT party, checked over by YAS and assisted to the ambulance. A couple of members who had arrived on scene were able to provide some assistance after most members were stood down en-route.

13 June, 2018 15:00
Description: Walker fallen and sustained facial injuries on the riverbank near Starbotton

4 June, 2018 08:20
Description: Overdue cavers in Lost John's - Leck Fell, Lancashire

The team was called out by Lancashire Police to assist CRO with equipment and members to search for a party of 2 cavers, overdue on a Lost John's - Notts 2 through trip. The cavers had left the surface at about 8pm on 3rd June and were due out by midnight. Uwfra members helped in the search Lost John's and nearby caves, as well as operating surface to underground comms. Eventually, the missing cavers were found off-route, in Lost John's and escorted to the surface.

4 June, 2018 12:16
Description: Injured walker near Kettlewell

The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a stretcher carry of woman, who had fallen and sustained a leg injury, on the footpath from Kettlewell to Starbotton. The YAS medics treated the casualty on site and the team carried her to a  waiting ambulance.

 

 

27 May, 2018 15:44
Description: Injured trials rider near Beckwithshaw

The team was called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a stretcher carry of a 12 year old trials rider, who had fallen off his bike from the top of a rock. The casualty who had suspected back and leg injuries, was treated on site by YAS medics. He was then stretchered by the team to a waiting ambulance.

14 May, 2018 15:00
Description: Walker taken ill near Appletreewick

The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to locate a casualty, reported to have over exerted themselves, near Appletreewick. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was on site as team arrived. The casualty was assessed by YAA medics and then transported by team Land Rover to a waiting land ambulance.

12 May, 2018 17:51
Description: Climber fallen at Kilnsey Crag

The team was called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a fallen climber at Kilnsey Crag. The climber had fallen to the ground having not managed to clip his last belay point and his belayer was unable to arrest the fall. The casualty was put into a vacuum mattress by the team then onto a team stretcher and carried down to the Air ambulance for transport on to hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

 

12 May, 2018 16:28
Description: Climber fallen at Kilnsey Crag

The team was called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a fallen climber at Kilnsey Crag. The climber had fallen to the ground having not managed to clip his last belay point and his belayer was unable to arrest the fall. The casualty was put into a vacuum mattress by the team then onto a team stretcher and carried down to the Air ambulance for transport on to hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

11 May, 2018 13:25
Description: Man collapsed at Parcevall Hall
The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service following reports of a collapsed person at Parcevall Hall. Despite the best efforts of those on scene, the casualty could not be resuscitated.

2 May, 2018 09:02
Description: The team was called out by Scarborough and Ryedale MRT to continue the search for a missing vulnerable male. A group of the team's water technicians was deployed, and spent the day searching the river near to the missing man's home. No trace of the man was found and the team was stood down.

1 May, 2018 12:15
Description: The team was called out by Scarborough and Ryedale MRT to assist with a search for a vulnerable male near Thirsk. A small UWFRA team attended, along with personnel from Cleveland, Holme Valley, Swaledale and Scarborough MRTs. Fields, woods and a river near the mans home were searched but without success.

26 April, 2018 14:02
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to assist with an injured walker near Starbotton. The female casualty was treated YAS medics, before being stretchered by the team to a waiting road ambulance.

26 April, 2018 14:02
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to assist with a student who had fallen and injured themselves in Trollers Gill, near Appletreewick. The female casualty was assisted to an ambulance by people on the scene and the team was diverted to our second callout of the afternoon.

5 April, 2018 19:55
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured female walker above Hubberholme. The casualty who had serious leg injuries, was treated by YAS medics, before being stretchered by the team, to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

27 March, 2018 08:19
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a male mountain biker who had fallen off his bike whilst doing jumps. The casualty who had sustained head and shoulder injuries was initially treated by YAS and UWFRA medics, before being stretchered to a waiting road ambulance.

24 March, 2018 11:41
Description: The team was contacted by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a missing vulnerable person at Fell Beck near Pateley Bridge. The missing person was located before a full callout was initiated.

10 March, 2018 21:29
Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police after 5 cavers were reported overdue from a trip into Providence Pot near Kettlewell. Several parties were sent into the cave system and the lost cavers were eventually located safe but very cold. The casualties were then assisted back out of the entrance. The team was assisted by cavers from the Cave Rescue Organisation, Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation, members of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

3 March, 2018 16:07
Description: The team was called out by Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team to assist with their search for a missing walker on Ilkley Moor. Fortunately the person was located whilst the team vehicles were en route, and the team was stood down.

2 March, 2018 12:54
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the transfer of a patient to an ambulance in Darley. The team was stood down by YAS on route.

2 March, 2018 12:43
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the transfer of a patient from his home in Ilkley. An ambulance was unable to reach the patients home, due to ice and snow. Team members assisted in moving the patient to the ambulance, then the team landrover escorted ambulance back to main road.

1 March, 2018 23:12
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a car driver who was stuck in snow and suffering an asthma attack. A landrover was despatched to the scene, and after treatment by a team medic, the patient was transported to Skipton and transferred to a road ambulance

1 March, 2018 22:51
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with transferring a patient to an ambulance, which had been unable to proceed due to snow and ice. A team landrover was sent to assist, but was stood down on route.

28 February, 2018 19:16
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with transferring a patient to an ambulance, which had been unable to proceed due to snow and ice. A team landrover was sent to assist, but was stood down on route.

24 February, 2018 20:44
Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with a woman in a broken down electric wheelchair in woodland near Bolton Abbey. Team members rigged a harness using ropes attached to the chair and dragged it and the casualty back to the car park.

24 February, 2018 20:27
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a male casualty near Grimwith Reservoir. Unfortunately the casualty could not be resuscitated by the YAS medics who were first on the scene. The team then assisted with recovering the body from the fellside.

12 February, 2018 21:17
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 74 year old woman, who had been taken ill on Addingham Moorside. The casualty was treated by YAS medics before being stretchered by the team to a waiting road ambulance.

29 January, 2018 22:58
Description: The team was called by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a missing driver after a road accident. After discussion with team leaders, it was decided that the area was not suitable for MRT, so the team was placed on standby.

29 January, 2018 22:46
Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the recovery of a body from the River Aire near Skipton. A group of swift water technicians were sent to the scene, where they recovered the body to a nearby road.

21 January, 2018 10:44
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a patient at a remote farm near Threshfield. Due to the snow conditions, the YAS ambulance crew were unable to reach the farm in their ambulance. A team landrover was despatched to the farm, where the YAS crew determined that the casualty did not need evacuating. The YAS crew were transported to their vehicle and escorted to the main road.

17 January, 2018 20:35
Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to assist with a 70 year old, injured woman on a footpath near Pateley Bridge. The casualty, who had injured her hip, was treated by YAS personnel before being stretchered by the team to a waiting road ambulance.

16 January, 2018 09:22
Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a woman who was reported missing from the Burnside area of Skipton. The team, assisted by search dogs, searched fields and water courses to the south of Skipton, but without success.

13 January, 2018 12:22
Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to search for a vulnerable woman who was missing near Harrogate. Using Sarloc to narrow down the search area, the casualty was located by team members near railway lines. She was then escorted on foot back to a NYP vehicle and taken to hospital.