Date: 24 January 2018
Location: Belsay Castle
The North East Ambulance Service requested the support of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves in locating and evacuating an elderly male who had suffered a fall near Belsay Castle.
SARLOC – the location App – was used by our Duty Controller and the Teams were on standby in case our assistance was required. Soon after the NEAS Hazardous Area Response Team located the casualty and determined they could deal with the situation.
The incident involved 4 Team members for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Date: 11 January 2018
Time: 23.33 hrs
Late on Thursday night the Duty Controller for North of Tyne MRT and ourselves responded to a request from Northumbria Police. A vulnerable 19 year old female had been reported missing. Our Duty Controller liaised with the Force Operations Manager and used SARLOC to try to ascertain the female’s location.
Further information received by the Police suggested the missing person was out of our area in Cleveland. The missing person was located in the early hours of Friday morning.
The incident involved one Team member for 3 hours 45 minutes.
Date: 5 December 2017
Time: 01.44 hrs
In the early hours of yesterday morning, our Duty Controller responded on behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves to a request for support from Northumbria Police. The Police required assistance in locating a high risk, vulnerable male in the Sunderland area.
Whilst the missing person did not respond to the SARLOC location App message, they were located by 05.00hrs.
The incident involved 1 Team member for 3 hours 18 minutes.
Incident No: 61
Date: 1 December 2017
The Force Operations Manager for Northumbria Police activated the joint controller group for North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves late on Friday night. Our assistance was required in locating a medium risk vulnerable female.
SARLOC, the location App, was used but unfortunately the missing person did not respond to the text message. Police enquiries are ongoing.
The incident involved two Team members for 11 hours 30 hours.
Date: 11 November 2017
Location: Stocksfield, Northumberland
Mid-afternoon on Saturday, Northumbria Police requested our assistance in a search for a vulnerable male in his late 40s. His abandoned car was found on the outskirts of Stocksfield, Northumberland.
Along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue, we responded immediately with our Incident Officer travelling to liaise with the Police Search Adviser whilst drivers were allocated for our 4×4 response vehicles and Team members were placed on standby.
At 15.30hrs the Teams were called out to work alongside Police officers searching routes emanating from, and small wooded areas immediately adjacent to, the missing male’s car. The map shows the tracks of our search groups and dog teams. SARLOC was also used but unfortunately the missing male did not respond to the text.
The incident ended when the missing person was located safe and well in Edinburgh, having taken a train from Stocksfield!
The incident involved 20 Team members and two search dogs for 5 hours.
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Date: 08 November 2017
Location: Durham area
On Wednesday evening, Northumbria Police requested advice from our Duty Controller regarding a missing female in her early 40s from Sunderland. She had last been seen the day before at her home. Information from the Police suggested the missing female might have used public transport to get to Durham.
SARLOC and a follow up text message was used by the Duty Controller, acting on behalf of the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team. Unfortunately the missing female did not respond to either message and in agreement with the Police the incident was closed.
The incident involved 1 Team member for 3 hours.
Date: 2 October 2017
Location: Hexham area
Earlier in the week members of our joint controller group with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team responded to a request for support from Northumbria Police to help locate a vulnerable female. SARLOC – the text based location App – was used but unfortunately the female did not respond to the text. The female was, however, located shortly afterwards by Police Officers in a field close to her home address.
The incident involved 4 members for 1 hour 10 minutes.
Date: 24 September 2017
In the early hours of this morning Northumbria Police requested our support in locating a high risk missing person in the Seahouses and Beadnell area of Northumberland. Given the information available, deploying the Team and North of Tyne MRT was not required. Instead, the Duty Controller assisted by liaising with the Police Search Adviser and sending a SARLOC to the misper’s phone before monitoring for a response.
The National Police Air Support unit was utilised and Police Officers provided ground support. The misper was located 45 minutes later.
Back to bed by 4.00am!!
The incident involved two members for 45 minutes.
Date: 26 August 2017
Northumbria Police requested the assistance of North of Tyne and ourselves in locating a high risk female in her early 50s. The female was believed to be in the Prudhoe area of Northumberland.
Our Duty Controller used SARLOC but unfortunately the missing person did not respond to the SMS message. As our Duty Controller was liaising with the Police, we were notified that the female had been found.
The incident involved 2 Team members for 32 minutes.
Date: 5 August 2017
Location: Gosforth Park
Northumbria Police requested our support, alongside North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, to locate a missing person in the Gosforth Park area. A Sarloc Rescue message was sent to the missing person. Shortly after, it was confirmed that the missing person had been located by Northumbria Police.
The incident involved 1 Team member for 7 minutes.
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