UPPER Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) were called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service on Wednesday at 12.53pm to assist with the transfer of a patient from his home in Ilkley.

As the 'Beast from the East' tightened its grip, a road ambulance was unable to reach the patient's home, up a steep hill covered in snow.

Team members from UWFRA stretchered the patient down the hill to the ambulance.