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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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