WEDNESDAY 17TH AUGUST 2022
North Yorkshire Police contacted the Team at midday regarding a dog that had reportedly fallen some distance down a hillside in the Carlton Bank area, whilst being walked with other dogs. The owner was uninjured but it was initially reported that the dog may have been injured and would need rescuing.
The Team was put on standby and one of our members was deployed to make contact with the owner in order to make an assessment of the situation and to advise what equipment would be required. A subsequent update from the Police indicated that the dog was by then with the owner. A short time later our Team member met up with the owner and Police Officers – the good news was that the dog was well enough to be walked back (with the other dogs) to the owner’s car to be checked over by a vet.
In addition to the one person deployed, 12 others were on standby all coordinated by our Call-out Officer. The call-out lasted just under one-hour.
Applications can be made to join the team in a support role (Operational Support) or as a hill going (Search and Rescue) member.
Applications for either role can be made at any time. Intakes for Operational Support members occur at various times of the year. There is one annual intake for Search and Rescue normally each September.Join Now