Alert only – Feb. 9th. Sun. 13.25hrs – Pateley Bridge – Alert No. 1 of 2020

Heavy rain, overnight, caused widespread flooding across northern England. With a serious situation seeming to develop in Nidderdale, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association asked the other North Yorkshire teams what swift-water rescue resources they had available and put them on ‘stand-by’. In the event, the task was covered by the home team and the others stood down. Volunteer hours: 8   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

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INCIDENT 83/2019 – Sep 28th. Sat. 14.36hrs – Near Pecca Falls, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Water Incident

Following a number of 999 calls, reporting ‘a body in the river’, just below Pecca Falls, personnel from CRO (including the Swiftwater Team), North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance all headed in that direction, only to find that the body was that of a sheep, washed down by the overnight and early morning rain.  All were stood down. Volunteer hours:…

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…