Alert only – Jul 30th Tue. 19.41hrs – Grinton area, Swaledale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

With a number of reports of people, cars and livestock stranded by flooding after heavy rain in Swaledale, all mountain rescue teams in the North East and Yorkshire Dales regions were asked to state how many swift-water rescue technicians and what equipment they would be able to commit to a major rescue effort. In the event, the water receded as quickly as it had risen, meaning that Swaledale MRT, North…

Alert only – Jun 29th Sat. 22.27hrs – Three Peaks Walk, North Yorkshire – Alert only

North Yorkshire Police contacted CRO regarding a report of a Three Peaks walker who was ahead of someone else, but had not arrived at his car when the second walker arrived there. Seven  minutes later, a further message was received from NYP ‘Re walker on Yorkshire 3 Peaks – pls cancel – have located him in Airedale Hospital’. Volunteer hours: 0.25   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Alert only – Jun 22nd Sat. 03.11hrs – Malhamdale / Littondale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

CRO received a request to assist North Yorkshire Police in the search for a high risk missing person whose car was thought to have been found, empty, in Littondale. This is in the area covered by Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, so the request was passed over to them. However, the location was then changed to Malhamdale, so the request was passed back. NYP found the misper, fast asleep in…

Alert only – May 20th Mon. 19.05hrs – River Aire, Airton, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association received a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a patient (initially described as a ‘body’) in the River Aire, near Riverside Walk, at Airton. As it was in CRO’s area, UWFRA transferred the call. Telephone and radio enquiries led to the conclusion that the statutory emergency services were able to stretcher the patient to an ambulance for assessment and that the team was not needed…