Date: 17 February 2018
Location: Whitburn, South Shields
Northumbria Police contacted the joint North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teamand Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team controller group to request assistance with a search for a missing female in her mid-70s. The female who is living dementia went missing from home in Whitburn, near South Shields.
As part of a #MultiAgency response, the MRTs were tasked to search inland areas to the west of Whitburn. At the same time the coastal strip was being searched by the HM Coastguard teams. The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside was also tasked to provide support.
By mid-morning the missing person was found safe and well. A great outcome, much to the relief of all concerned.
The incident involved 15 Team members for 5 hours 5 minutes.