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Incident No: 45 2017

Date: 2 September 2017
Time: 18.03hrs
Location: Drake Stone, Harbottle

Take Two…

As the first pint was being drunk after the Cotswold Outdoor sponsored #Cheviot2017 Challenge, Northumbria Police activated North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves for a re-run of a rescue we performed at a similar time last year.

A 11 year old boy became crag fast after climbing to the top of the Drake Stone. Thankfully the RV was just down the valley from Rose & Thistle at Alwinton and we were swiftly on scene.

After two members climbed to the top of the Stone, a technical rope rescue system was used to lower one of the Team members and the boy safely to the ground.

We think he really enjoyed the ride!

After clearing the incident site, sorting the kit and a quick ‘hot debrief’ it was back to the pub for a well earned drink and barbecue. All in a day’s work!

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The incident involved 15 Team members for 1 hour 30 minutes. Another 10 members looked after our pints at the bar!!

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*** Incident 41 ***

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.

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