Scarborough and Ryedale mountain rescue team

The Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team provides Search and Rescue services in and around the Scarborough and Ryedale areas of North Yorkshire, England. The team has no formal southern boundary and has carried out searches in the urban fringe areas of East Riding of Yorkshire [ cite web | url=http://www.srmrt.org.uk/about.php | title=Our Area |accessdate=2007-12-07]

History

It was founded in 1965 as the Scarborough and District Search and Rescue Team to help rescue walkers lost or injured on the North York Moors, England. It was originally started by the North York Moors National Park voluntary rangers who saw a need to provide a service to the increasing numbers of walkers using the moors. [cite web | url=http://archive.gazetteherald.co.uk/2005/7/21/18063.html | title= 40 years of sheer heroism|publisher=Gazette & Herald| date=2005-07-21 |accessdate=2007-12-03] Included in this was the famous Lyke Wake Walk which attracted many thousands each year to attempt to walk its 46 miles in less than 24 hours. In 2003 new recruits to the team were followed by a television film crew for the BBC's "Inside Out" programme. [cite web | url=http://archive.gazetteherald.co.uk/2003/9/3/12563.html | title= BBC turns lens on rescuers|publisher=Gazette & Herald| date=2003-09-03 |accessdate=2007-12-05] Today the role of the team has expanded to reflect the needs of the local emergency services.

tatus

The team is a registerered charity (no. 256085) and a member of "North East Search and Rescue Organisation", [cite web |url=http://www.nesra.org.uk/links.php | title= North East Search and Rescue Association: links |accessdate=2007-12-03 ] one of the regional divisions of Mountain Rescue England and Wales. The formal statement of Objectives is cquote|"To relieve suffering and distress amongst persons affected by accidents or natural hazards on the North York Moors, or any other place if requested. [cite web | url=http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/showcharity.asp?chyno=256085 | title= Extract from the Central Register of Charities maintained by the Charity Commission for England and Wales |accessdate=2007-12-03] Today the team has evolved into a specialist urban-fringe search group.

Activities

The team performs a variety of search operations (assisting the police) and occasionally provides communications and search and rescue support for organised events. It has a base at Snainton, near Scarborough. [cite web
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Miss England 2007, Georgia Horsley, a keen hill-walker from North Yorkshire, supported the team's appeal for funds for a specially-adapted response vehicle costing £48,000. [cite web | url=http://archive.thenorthernecho.co.uk/2007/8/24/237602.html | date=2007-08-24 | work=The Northern Echo | title= Joining forces to launch appeal to buy mountain rescue vehicle| accessdate=2007-12-03]

References

External links

* [http://www.srmrt.org.uk/ Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team]
* [http://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk/ Mountain Rescue England and Wales]
* [http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/showcharity.asp?chyno=256085 Charity Commission listing for SRMRT]


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