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Saturday 5 November 2016, 09.00hrs

The Team along with North of Tyne MRT resumed the search in the Crawcrook area. Despite the best efforts of the teams and Northumbria Police, the missing 35 year old was not found.

The male from Crawcrook has been missing since Saturday 22 October.

The incident involved 14 Team members for 7.5 hours.

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*** Incident No.63 ***

*** Incident No.63 ***
Thursday 3rd November 2016, 09.00hrs

Northumbria Police yesterday requested assistance from the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team to search for a missing 35 year old Crawcook man missing since October 22nd.

Both Teams spent the day searching difficult and challenging terrain including a large quarry area but with no result.

The incident involved 8 Team members for 9 hours.
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*** Incident No.59 ***

In the early hours of this morning the Team alongside North of Tyne MRT was requested by Northumbria Police to assist in a search near to Newcastle. A high risk male in his early 20s had been reported missing.

Whilst the full teams did not need to be deployed, the incident controllers were involved for a couple of hours and stood down when the misper was located by Police resources.

This incident marks another record for the year. The Team has now surpassed the total number of incidents for its record breaking year in 2015.

The incident incident 2 members for 2 hours 21 minutes.

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*** Incident No.58 ***

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 21.49hrs

Northumbria Police requested the assistance of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves in a search for a missing person from Rothbury in Northumberland. The missing person was last seen in Morpeth earlier in the afternoon.

Thankfully as our Incident Controllers were travelling to liaise with the Police Search Adviser, the missing person was located safe and well.

The incident involved 4 Team members for 15 minutes.

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*** Incident No.55 ***

Monday 26 September 2016, 10.02hrs

Northumbria Police and the North East Ambulance Service requested the assistance of the Team and North of Tyne MRT on Monday morning. The Team’s assistance was required to evacuate a critically injured male in a ‘difficult to access’ location on the outskirts of Alnwick.

The MRTs were stood down en-route when an alternative evacuation route to the Great North Air Ambulance was found. The incident also involved Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service.

The incident involved 6 Team members for 25 minutes.

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*** Incident No.54 ***

Sunday 25 September, 15.58hrs

Earlier this afternoon the Team alongside North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team was activated by Northumbria Police for an experienced female walker who had slipped off the footpath leading into Hareshaw Linn from Bellingham.

The walker had fallen approximately 60 feet and whilst she was initially reported to be uninjured, she was unable to get out of gorge. A local team member, who is also a community Paramedic, was swiftly despatched to assess the situation.

The member was able to identify a safe route out of the gorge and the female was ‘walked out’ to the footpath. On further assessment the walker was complaining of chest pains; as a precaution she was taken to Cramlington hospital. We hope she makes a swift and full recovery.

This is the second incident this year in the Hareshaw Linn valley.

The incident involved 6 members for 1 hour 20 minutes. Another 8 members were on standby in case they were required.

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*** Incident No.53 ***

Saturday 24 September 2016, 10.17hrs

Mid-morning yesterday the Team received a request from Northumbria Police to assist with a search for a high risk missing person in the Kielder area. The male’s car had been located in the car park at Kielder. Along with North of Tyne MRT, we headed up to Kielder Castle to liaise with the Police Search Adviser.

A detailed search of the woodland involving MR personnel, two Search & Rescue Dogs, a Police dog handler and Police officers was conducted in and around Kielder Castle. The National Police Air Support unit supported searchers on the ground by flying over the open areas.

As the search was progressing, further information came to light which indicated the missing person was out of the area. The Teams were stood down and Police investigations are ongoing.

The incident involved 16 Team members for 7 hours.

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*** Incident No.52 ***

Sunday 18 September, 15.02hrs

After a brief quiet spell, the Team’s assistance was requested for an injured mountain biker competing in the Breamish Bohemoth XC Mountain Bike Challenge. Working alongside the North of Tyne MRT, North East Ambulance Service and Northumbria Police, we responded to the incident.

The male mountain biker had sustained a head injury having fallen off his bike on the track between two remote farms, Low Bleakhope and Ewartly Shank.

A MRT Land Rover was able to access the location and additional Team members were kindly transported to the site by the shepherd at Ewartly Shank, thank you. The casualty was assessed and stabilised before being transported in the Landrover ambulance to Alnham for transfer to a crewed Ambulance. A Community Paramedic was also on hand at Ewartly Shank to provide support to the Mountain Rescue advanced casualty carers.

We hope the mountain biker makes a full and swift recovery.

The incident involved 14 Team members for 2.5 hours.

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*** Incident No.51 ***

Tuesday 6 September 2016, 15.11hrs

On Tuesday afternoon, the Team alongside North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were called by Northumbria Police to assist in a search for a male in his late 70s. The male had gone missing in the Cragside estate near Rothbury.

The Teams were placed on standby whilst two Incident Controllers made their way to Cragside to liaise with the Police and Head Ranger of the estate. Then no sooner had the decision been made to callout the Teams, the gentleman wandered out of the woods near to Cragend quarry.

By all accounts he had become disoriented in the maze of paths that lead through the beautiful National Trust estate. Thankfully he had come to no harm and was relieved to be reunited with his family.

The incident involved 5 members for 1 hours 50 minutes. A further 16 members were travelling to the RV when they were stood down.

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*** Incident No.50 ***

Sunday 4 September 2016, 13.18hrs

An incident with a difference!

Early afternoon on Sunday, North of Tyne MRT and ourselves received a request for assistance from Northumbria Police. A Labradoodle dog called Jack had badly injured his leg whilst out for a walk with four human companions. His campanions had just taken him over Scald Hill and were intending to head up to The Cheviot when the accident happened.

Whilst rescuing animals isn’t our main role, we decided to assist not least to relieve Jack’s suffering but also his owners. Our search dog handler and Tess, and our Team Leader, an ex dog handler, made their way to Scald Hill with a light weight stretcher to assist with the evacuation.

Jack was carefully ‘loaded’ into the stretcher before we, a Police Officer, and Jack’s owners and their friends, carried him back to the Harthope Valley. We have since heard that Jack is in hospital awaiting an operation on his leg tomorrow.

We hope Jack makes a full and swift recovery, and not before too long is out walking the hills of Northumberland National Park, with his owners.

The incident involved 3 Team members for 3.5 hours.

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