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Incident No: 115 2018

Date: 16 September 2018
Time: 20.00hrs
Location: Walltown Quarry, Hadrian’s Wall

Late afternoon yesterday North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were responded to a request from North East Ambulance Service. A walker had slipped and sustained a leg injury a few hundred yards from the car park at Walltown Quarry on Hadrian’s Wall.

Vehicles and #volunteer members were swiftly deployed to RV at Walltown Quarry. #PhoneFind, a SMS location tool, was used to pin point the exact location of the casualty.

Local members liaised with the on scene NEAS Community Paramedic and Ambulance crew. The casualty was then evacuated a short distance on the NEAS stretcher as our other resources arrived at the RVP.

The incident involved 19 Team members for 2 hours 30 minutes.

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Incident No: 114 2018

Date: 13 September 2018
Time: 17.31hrs
Location: Shiney Row

Northumbria Police Search Adviser contacted our Duty Controller last Thursday to request support in an ongoing missing person enquiry. The missing person had been reported missing on 21 August.

It was agreed that North of Tyne Mountain Rescue TeamTeesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue TeamSearch And Rescue Dog Association England and ourselves would conduct detailed on the ground searches on Saturday. Sadly a body was located by one of the search dog teams.

Our thoughts are with the missing person’s family and friends at this difficult time.

The incident involved 9 Team members for 6 hours.

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Incident No: 113 2018

Date: 12 September 2018
Time: 13.28hrs
Location: Hethpool

The busy period continues for our #mountainrescue #volunteers with the sixth incident in seven days.

Early afternoon yesterday, the North East Ambulance Service requested our support for an injured walker. The walker had sustained a leg injury whilst on the St Cuthbert’s Way downstream of Hethpool Linn in the Northumberland National Park.

The Team and North of Tyne MRT evacuated the walker on a Bell stretcher before being transferred into a Landrover for the remainder of the journey to the crewed Ambulance at the road head.

We wish the walker well and hope he’ll be back in the hills very soon.

The incident involved 14 members for three hours.

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Incident No: 112 2018

Date: 11 September 2018
Time: 02.57hrs
Location: Herrington Country Park, Sunderland

In the early hours of Tuesday morning Northumbria Police requested our support in a search for a high risk missing person. Given the circumstances, it was decided that the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team would immediately deploy.

As search plans were being implemented, we were informed that the missing person had been located by the Police.

The incident involved 14 Team members and three air scenting search dogs for 2 hours 30 minutes.

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Incident No: 111 2018

Date: 8 September 2018
Time: 14.17hrs
Location: Simonside

On Saturday afternoon, the North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an injured climber on the north face of Simonside. North of Tyne MRT and ourselves immediately responded with local members arriving on scene a few minutes behind the Community Paramedic and first responder.

The climber had fallen approximately 10 metres before landing awkwardly on the ground below the crag.

After a full assessment and pain relieve being administered, the casualty was evacuated on a Mountain Rescue stretcher to the crewed Ambulance. Due to the nature of the terrain, a technical rope rescue system was used to safeguard the stretcher and the casualty.

The Teams were assisted by the climber’s friends and the NEAS HART team. We wish the climber a swift and full recovery from his injuries.

The incident involved 15 Team members for 3 hours 10 minutes.

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Incident: 109 2018

Date: 7 September 2018
Time: 09.22hrs
Location: Heworth

Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support again for the ongoing search for a vulnerable male in the Heworth area. The Mountain Rescue Incident Officer worked with the Police Search Adviser to develop and agree a search plan.

Team members were deployed from late afternoon into the evening to search open areas, paths and tracks, hedgerows and wooded areas in the vicinity of the missing male’s home.

Unfortunately the male has yet to be located and Police enquiries are ongoing.

The incident involved 18 Team members for 11 hours.

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Incident No: 108 2018

Date: 6 September 2018
Time: 09.41hrs
Location: Heworth

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out yesterday by Northumbria Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable male in his 70s. The male was last seen near his home, late afternoon the day before.

Following a briefing and planning meeting with the Police Search Adviser, open and wooded areas close to the man’s home were searched. With limited further information available at that stage the Teams stood down.

The incident involved 15 Team members for 10 hours 20 minutes.

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Incident No: 106 2018

Date: 30 August 2018
Time: 16.37hrs
Location: Harwood Forest

A busy end to August for our volunteers with three incidents in four days!

North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance yesterday afternoon in locating an injured young mountain biker and his father. They were believed to be in the area of Simonside Forest.

With NEAS assets in the area North of Tyne MRT and ourselves immediately despatched a local Team member, one of our incident controllers, to liaise with the crews. Drivers were also allocated to our response vehicles. In the meantime our Incident Officer used our #PhoneFind technology and local knowledge to confirm the exact location of the casualty. Thankfully the young mountain biker was on a drivable track and we were able to direct the Ambulance resources into the location.

Our Team member on scene then assisted the crew to stabilise the injury before escorting everyone out of Harwood Forest.

We hope the casualty makes a swift recovery and that this incident hasn’t put him off mountain biking.

The incident involved 6 Team members for 1 hour 20 minutes.

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Incident No: 105 2018

Date: 29 August 2018
Time: 13.21 hrs
Location: Whitely Shield

Three days, two incidents! Yesterday we had a short lived incident involving a female in her 70s who had sustained a leg injury on the hillside above Whiteley Shield in the West Allen valley. The request for Mountain Rescue support had come from the North East Ambulance Service, who had established there was no vehicle access to the casualty’s location.

Ultimately neither ourselves and North of Tyne MRT nor NEAS were required as the caller and the casualty had thankfully managed to make their own way off the hill. Just as the first of our members was arriving at the RVP!

The incident involved 5 Team members for 31 minutes.

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Incident No: 104 2018

Date: 27 August 2018
Time: 11.37hrs
Location: Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall

Our quiet period came to end earlier today when Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in evacuating an injured female walker on Hadrian’s Wall. The female had been stabilised by a Northumberland National Park Ranger before the Team’s and North of Tyne MRT’s members arrived.

Two North East Ambulance Service Paramedics were also transported to the scene. They provided pain relief before the walker was evacuated in a Mountain Rescue Landrover to the road at Steel Rigg.

We wish the walker a speedy recovery and would like to thank the Ranger and a passing Doctor for their assistance.

The incident involved 22 Team members for 2 hours 30 minutes.

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