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Incident No: 82 & 83 2018

Date: 6 May 2018
Time: 15.47 hrs
Location: Kielder Water

On Sunday the North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an injured cyclist at Kielder Water. Initially the exact location of the cyclist and intended route was unknown. #SARLOC was successfully used by North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves to fix the cyclist’s location, identified as being on the Lakeside Way, east of Gowanburn.

The cyclist was treated on scene by NEAS and evacuated using the Hazardous Area Response Team’s ATV with Mountain Rescue’s assistance.

Whilst responding to the above incident, both MRTs were also requested to assist Northumbria Police in locating a vulnerable male. The male was successfully located near to Kielder Dam by Mountain Rescue members.


The incidents involved 12 Team members for 3 hours 10 minutes.


Please like, share and comment to raise awareness of #volunteer#MountainRescue Teams.

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Incident No: 81 2018

Date: 2 May 2018
Time: 01.20 hrs
Location: Kirk Fell, Lake District

In the early hours of Wednesday morning our Search And Rescue Dog Association England handler and dog deployed to assist with an ongoing search for a missing fell runner in the Lake District. He joined teams from the Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue Association and other search dog teams from England. Details of this tragic incident can be found in the below article.

Our thoughts go out to the runner’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

The incident involved 1 Team member and a search dog for 10 hours 55 minutes.


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Incident No: 80 2018

Date: 27 April 2018
Time: 23.17 hrs
Location: Prudhoe

As the first incident was ending, the second one of Friday night came in. Northumbria Police requested use of #SARLOC for a vulnerable missing female in the Tyne valley.

Police were on scene in the area and thankfully soon after she was located. No further action from #MountainRescue was required.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 11 minutes.


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Incident No: 79 2018

Date: 27 April 2018
Time: 20.33 hrs
Location: Pennine Way, Cheviot Hills

As Team members were settling down for a Friday night in, Border Search and Rescue Unit requested our support for an overdue walker on the #PennineWay. As part of our agreed #CrossBorder procedure, North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded. The walker in his 70s had been last seen at Phillip’s Cross as they headed along the Border Ridge towards Cocklawfoot in the Bowmont Water valley on the Scottish side.

This gave us an initial linear route of 25km to search in the dark!

As temperatures were falling to zero degrees on the tops of the hills, hasty teams from both sides of the Border and a Search And Rescue Dog Association England team were deployed. A #Coastguard helicopter was also requested to assist.

Whilst other members were travelling to Upper Coquetdale in Northumberland National Park, news came in that the walker had made their way safely off the hill to Barrowburn farm. He had made a ‘slight’ navigational error near #WindyGyle, heading south into England instead of north into Scotland. Oops!

A big ‘thank you’ to the farmer and his wife at Barrowburn for the much needed cups of tea!


The incident involved 15 Team members for 3 hours.


Please like and share to raise awareness of the #volunteer#MountainRescueteams and remember we can only provide this emergency service with your support, Thank you.

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Incident No: 78 2018

Date: 23 April 2018
Time: 18.02hrs
Location: North Northumberland

Our Duty Controller responded to a request from Northumbria Policeyesterday evening for support in locating a vulnerable missing female. Responding on behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves, our Duty Controller used #SARLOC and made contact with the female. Information provided by #MountainRescue led to the missing person being located safe and well by the Police. A good outcome for all concerned.

#Team999 #MultiAgencyWorking

The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour 14 minutes.



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Incident No: 77 2018

Date: 22 April 2018
Time: 11.44hrs
Location: Washington area

A short lived incident on Sunday! Northumbria Police contacted the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team to assist in locating a vulnerable missing female. Thankfully not long after the request the female was found safe and well.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 24 minutes.


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Incident No: 76 2018

Date: 15 April 2018
Time: 00.28hrs
Location: North Tyneside

Northumbria Police requested support in locating a missing person from North Tyneside in the early hours of yesterday morning. The Duty Controller for North of Tyne MRT and ourselves used #SARLOC but unfortunately the missing person did not respond to the text. Thankfully though the person turned in hospital and #MountainRescue were stood down.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour 10 minutes.


#SoMuchMoreThanMountains #Team999

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Incident No: 72, 73 and 74 2018

Incident No: 72, 73 and 74
Date: 7 April 2018
Time: 13.00hrs
Location: Allendale area

Last Saturday two of our medics, along with one of our 4x4s, provided support to North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team for their Allendale Challenge. From early afternoon onwards, our medics were pretty busy!

They dealt with two competitors with serious medical conditions, one of them out on Black Hill, and a number of other competitors were treated and provided with worsening advice for cuts, grazes and swelling back at the event centre.

The incidents involved 2 Team members for 9 hours.

Incident No: 75
Date: 13 April 2018
Time: 02.04hrs
Location: North Tyneside

In the early hours of Friday morning our Duty Controller, acting on behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves, provided support to Northumbria Police#SARLOC was used to locate a medium risk missing person. Unfortunately the misper did not respond to the SARLOC text. No further #MountainRescueaction was required.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour 20 minutes.


NNPMRT is reliant on public donations to provide its emergency, lifesaving service,

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Join Mastora and the Team in celebrating Land Rover’s 70th Birthday by joining our Convoy of Land Rovers driving through three of our beautiful Coastal Towns and finishing at Mastora’s Workshop for tea and cake. A chance to see what our Land Rovers do in our community. We will be supporting Mountain Rescue and Forward Assist, two amazing Charities that do so much for the people of Northumberland. Our Workshop will be open so should the weather deteriorate the tea and cake won’t go to waste!

The plan is to meet at Coquet Industrial Estate in Amble at 10am on the 28th April – this is to accommodate the quantity of vehicles we are hoping will join us so we can all set off safely. We will then have a gentle drive through Amble, Warkworth, possibly Alnmouth (traffic dependent), Lesbury and in to Alnwick, where we will do two laps around Alnwick before stopping off at Mastora’s base on Greensfield Industrial Estate for tea and cake. We are hoping that Forward Assist’s very own 101 Forward Control Land Rover can join us which serves coffee, as well as the local press.

This is a ticketed event so we can gauge numbers as well as raise money for two very worthwhile Charities. All proceeds will go to Mountain Rescue and Forward Assist.

Tickets cost £10 and will include complimentary tea and cake at Mastora and a commemorative 70th Anniversary Flag to place on your vehicle for the convoy – a small memento from the event. To register your interest and buy a ticket, please email us at, pop in to see us, or call us on 01665 606745.

If any of you feel that you can join enroute rather than from Amble, then please contact us in advance to arrange this.

We really hope as many of you as possible can join us, so please spread the word – it will be a real show stopper if we can get the numbers up and a chance for us all to celebrate what has become a truly iconic part of British History.

Thank you,

The Mastora Team

P.S Please make sure your horns work! If they don’t… well, you know where we are

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Incident No: 71 2018

Date: 25 March 2018
Time: 16.17hrs
Location: Unknown

Two incidents in one day clearly wasn’t enough. As one incident was finishing and another was starting, Northumbria Police requested our assistance for a high risk missing person. With limited information available on the whereabouts of the missing person, the Duty Controller for North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves used SARLOC. Unfortunately no response was received and Police enquiries are ongoing.

The incident involved two Team members for 2 hours 20 minutes.


#Team999 #SoMuchMoreThanMountains