Saturday 20 August 2016, 14.12 hrs.
The Team was called alongside North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team to support the North East Ambulance Service after a man had sustained a lower leg injury on the Pennine Way in a very remote part of the Northumberland National Park near to Rochester. After an hour long stretcher carry across the moors with inclement weather to the nearest drivable track, the casualty was transferred to an ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
The incident lasted 4.5 hours and involved 20 rescue Team members.
A busy period continues with our sixth call-out in two weeks. The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were called by Northumbria Police to attend an incident at Harbottle. A 10 year old boy had climbed on top of the Drakestone and was unable to reverse climb.
Assisted by the Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service crew from Rothbury and a specialist rope access team from Alnwick, the boy was eventually lowered to the ground.
The incident lasted 2.5 hours and involved 10 rescue Team members.
Monday 15th August 2016, 18.02 hrs
The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were called by Northumbria Police to attend an incident on Hadrians Wall east of Housesteads Roman fort. A female walker had slipped and sustained head and rib injuries. Two Team members were close by and quickly arrived on scene. Following initial treatment the walker was transported in Team Land Rover to a waiting NEAS Ambulance.
The incident involved 8 team members for 75 minutes.
Monday 8th August 2016, 15.15 hrs
The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were called by Northumbria Police to assist a walker with a lower leg injury on the Pennine Way above the College Valley. Fortunately for the casualty the MCA Rescue Helicopter from Prestwick was in the process of finishing a mission for the Tweed Valley Rescue Team and was able to collect the casualty from the hill. Two Team members located the rest of the party as they descended off the hill and with assistance from the Police escorted them back to their transport at Hethpool.
The incident involved 12 Team members for 3 hours.
Tuesday 3 August 2016, 17.00hrs
St Cuthberts Cave, Northumberland
The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were called by NEAS to assist a female walker who had slipped at St Cuthberts Cave and sustained a lower leg injury. Initial treatment was administered by the on scene Paramedic and the casualty was evacuated by Team Land Rover to a road Ambulance.
The incident involved 11 members for 2 hours.
Tuesday 2 August 2016, 20.10hrs
Two boys in their mid to late teens went missing on the Hadrian’s Wall Path yesterday and failed to turn up at the meeting point with their parents. Thankfully soon after Northumbria Police contacted ourselves and North of Tyne MRT, and initial enquiries were being made by one of our incident controllers, the boys turned up safe and well.
We like these types of incidents!
The incident involved 4 members for 20 minutes.
Sunday 31 July 2016, 09.19hrs
The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team was alerted byTeesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team this morning. TWSMRT requested our assistance for an ongoing search in the Stanley area of County Durham for a high risk missing person in their late 20s.
Thankfully the missing person was located as our Incident Controller was about to callout the Teams.
The incident involved one Team member for 5 minutes.
Thursday 28th July 2016, 13.13hrs
Yesterday North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves received a request from Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team for assistance. Teesdale had been searching through the night for a male in his 80s, who was missing from home in the Darlington area, and required additional resources for the ongoing search.
A Land Rover and Team members responded immediately, with others able to attend later in the afternoon. The members worked alongside the Police, Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team, mountain rescue search dogs and Teesdale & Weardale SMRT to search the priority areas.
Thankfully the man was found by one of the search groups after 4 hours of searching. He was evacuated to a crewed Ambulance for onward transfer to hospital. We hope the man is able to leave hospital very soon.
A great effort involving many resources from across the North East.
The incident involved 8 Team members (4 responding immediately) for 7 hours 45 minutes.
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Thursday 14 July 2016, 19.55hrs
A fell runner in his 70s collapsed whilst competing in the Beacon Hill Fell Race. An North East Ambulance Service crew stationed at the start and finish of the event were swiftly mobilised and made their way up the hill to the casualty.
The Team alongside North of Tyne MRT were mobilised by NEAS, along with the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Unfortunately for us the information initially received on the casualty’s location was inaccurate and our local Team members headed to the opposite end of the race route. The grid reference provided was a nearly 3km from the casualty’s actual location!
In the meantime the helimed was able to land on close to the casualty, treat and evacuate them to hospital. We hope the runner makes a full and swift recovery.
A total of 10 Team members were involved for 45 minutes.
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Thursday 30 June, 08.11hrs
Just catching up with recent incidents. Just over a week ago our Controller Group was contacted by Teesdale & Weardale SMRT. Teesdale had a search in the Seaham and Blackhall area of County Durham and required the assistance of one of our search managers. In the end our assistance wasn’t required.
A total of two Team members were involved for 15 minutes.