Date: 26 January 2018
Another day, another incident making three incidents in three days for North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves.
Northumbria Police contacted the Teams in the early hours of yesterday. A male in his mid-80s had been reported missing from his home in Heaton by a relative. Initial information suggested that the male may have headed to Northumberland for a walk. With limited information our incident controller group, working with the Police Search Adviser, explored possible scenarios.
Over the next few hours the Police continued their enquiries; eventually it became apparent that the elderly male was safe and well, having spent the night in bed at Bellingham Youth Hostel.
Please can we remind walkers or other outdoor users to leave details of their intended plans/routes with a relative or friend to help the Emergency Services including the volunteer #MountainRescue Teams to coordinate a response in the event of them being reported overdue.
The incident involved 4 Team members for 5 hours 40 minutes.
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