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 – 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…