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.
We are please to announce that we now have some Kielder 4×4 Safari merchandise for sale in our online shop.
All profits from the shop go to help with the running costs of The Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.
Alongside our very popular 50th Anniversary buffs we also now have Kielder 4×4 Safari Mugs, Kielder 4×4 Safari Rally Plaques and Kielder 4×4 Safari Stickers. These are all high quality items and would make great Christmas presents. You can either order online to have it delivered or purchase items from our ‘pop-up’ shop which will be at all future events.
The busy period continues with a request for assistance from the North East Ambulance Service. A female in her 60s had sustained a head injury whilst cycling in the Kielder Water area.
At the time of the request Paramedics were en-route to the casualty’s location which was believed to be just off the Lakeside way, near to Silvas Capitalis (or the ‘forest head’). Given the location it was highly likely that the Ambulance would be able to access the scene.
In case assistance with the evacuation was required and given the travel time involved, North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves despatched a Land Rover and six Team member to Kielder.
Almost an hour into the incident, the Ambulance Service confirmed they had been able to access the scene and treat the casualty. The Teams were stood down.
Thanks to the Trail Outlaws for organizing the event and the 300 runners for running it; you have donated £1,400 towards the work of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team between you – it will be put to good use.
This event is designed as a personal challenge that is accessible to all. We’ll be in strategic places along the routes, to provide encouragement and light refreshments, and so that if it becomes ‘too much of a challenge’, a Land Rover back to the village is possible. It’s a great opportunity to get high into the hills of the Northumberland National Park, have a great time with friends, and possibly make some new friends along the way.
There is a choice of two routes:
– Terry Lynn long route is about 23 miles and over 4000 feet of climbing
– Eileen Lynn short route is about 18 miles and over 3000 feet of climbing
The Team has just stood down from a search for a missing cyclist. The cyclist split from the rest of his group at Kershope Bridge in Scotland, late afternoon yesterday, and failed to turn up at their overnight accommodation near to Falstone. As Team members were travelling to the RV, one of our Team vehicle was deployed to search towards Kielder from the overnight accommodation. The cyclist was located near to Tower Knowe Information Centre; he was tired, mildly hypothermic but otherwise fine.