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*** Incident No.68 ***

Tuesday 20 December 2016, 21.59hrs

The busy period for our volunteers in the run up to Christmas continues. Late yesterday night the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were requested by Northumbria Police to assist in a search for a high risk missing person. The 15 year old male was last seen earlier in the day.

As our overhead team was being briefed by the Police Search Adviser, the missing male was located safe and well outside of the immediate area. A swift and positive outcome.

The incident involved three Team members for 36 minutes. A further 15 members were on standby.