North Yorkshire Police say they are honoured to present their Volunteer Search and Rescue and Cave Rescue Teams with Chief Constable’s commendations this week.
These specialist search and rescue volunteers provide an invaluable service to North Yorkshire Police and literally get to places that police can not.
They turn out to help us search for missing, injured or stranded people in all weathers and at any time of day or night.
From remote mountain tops to the depths of cave systems and rivers, they provide specialist search capability and a vital boost in numbers when it comes to searching for vulnerable people.
There is no doubt that they have helped save many people’s lives.
Representatives from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team, Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, Cave Rescue Organisation, Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and York Rescue Boat, were presented with commendations by Assistant Chief Constable Elliot Foskett at North Yorkshire Police’s headquarters in Northallerton.
“These people really are our unsung heroes when it comes to supporting the police service with their vital skills and knowledge.
“And incredibly, they do it all voluntarily alongside their day jobs.
“They provide a life-line to those who are lost, stranded or injured and we cannot thank them enough for the sacrifice they make and the support they provide.”