Date: 17 February 2018
Location: Whitburn, South Shields
Northumbria Police contacted the joint North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teamand Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team controller group to request assistance with a search for a missing female in her mid-70s. The female who is living dementia went missing from home in Whitburn, near South Shields.
As part of a #MultiAgency response, the MRTs were tasked to search inland areas to the west of Whitburn. At the same time the coastal strip was being searched by the HM Coastguard teams. The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside was also tasked to provide support.
By mid-morning the missing person was found safe and well. A great outcome, much to the relief of all concerned.
The incident involved 15 Team members for 5 hours 5 minutes.
Date: 12 February 2018
Time: 23.13 hrs
Location: Seaton Burn
Late last night Northumbria Police requested the support of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves in searching for a high risk missing female. The female in her late 50s had been reported missing from home, earlier in the evening.
A search plan was developed by our Incident Officer in conjunction with the Police Search Adviser. Search groups and two Search And Rescue Dog Association England dog teams were then deployed to search high priority routes and areas to the west of Seaton Burn and towards the Big Waters Country Park. The search proved negative and the Teams were stood down in the early hours of this morning.
As most members were heading into work after only a couple of hours sleep, the Police notified us that the missing person had been found safe and well in a property by a family member. We hope the female now receives the support she needs.
The incident involved 21 members and 2 search dogs for 6 hours 40 minutes.
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Date: 10 February 2018
In the early hours of Saturday morning Northumbria Police requested support with a missing person. The Duty Controller for North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded, sending a SARLOC text to the missing person’s mobile. Unfortunately no response was received and the Police confirmed no further action from #MountainRescue was required.
The incident involved 1 Team member for 7 hours 10 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: 13 January 2017
Earlier today the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were requested by Northumbria Police to assist in a search for a missing 63 year old male in the Haltwhistle area. The male had left home sometime after 01.00hrs and due to the weather conditions, the Police were concerned for his welfare.
As our Incident Officer was travelling to liaise with the Police Search Adviser, NPAS Newcastle – the Police helicopter – located the body of the missing male. A sad outcome for all concerned and our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends.
The incident involved two Team members, with a further eight on standby, for 1 hour.
Tuesday 20 December 2016, 21.59hrs
The busy period for our volunteers in the run up to Christmas continues. Late yesterday night the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were requested by Northumbria Police to assist in a search for a high risk missing person. The 15 year old male was last seen earlier in the day.
As our overhead team was being briefed by the Police Search Adviser, the missing male was located safe and well outside of the immediate area. A swift and positive outcome.
The incident involved three Team members for 36 minutes. A further 15 members were on standby.
In the early hours of this morning the Team alongside North of Tyne MRT was requested by Northumbria Police to assist in a search near to Newcastle. A high risk male in his early 20s had been reported missing.
Whilst the full teams did not need to be deployed, the incident controllers were involved for a couple of hours and stood down when the misper was located by Police resources.
This incident marks another record for the year. The Team has now surpassed the total number of incidents for its record breaking year in 2015.
The incident incident 2 members for 2 hours 21 minutes.
Wednesday 15 June, 04.46hrs
A short lived incident! The Team alongside North of Tyne MRT were contacted by Northumbria Police in the early hours of this morning to assist in the search for a high risk missing male. The male was believed to be in the Westerhope area of Newcastle.
As one of our Incident Controllers was speaking to the Police Search Adviser, the missing person was located close to his last known point.
Those of us who had been woken by the alert then went back to sleep.
The incident involved one member for 10 minutes.
Monday 16 May, 19.55hrs
Northumbria Police requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves yesterday evening to assist in the search for a high risk 51 year old male in the Houghton-le-Spring area.
A search plan based on missing person data and other available information was agreed by our incident controllers with the Police Search Adviser, before the two Teams were called out.
Soon after our vehicles and Team members arrived at the RV, the missing person returned home. Seemingly our presence had helped to flush him out!
A good ending. Most Team members were also back home just before midnight for a few hours sleep before work today.
The incident involved 18 members for 2 hours 40 minutes.
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Just before midnight on Friday, the Team was put on standby by Swaledale MRT for a search for a high risk missing person near Leyburn. As we were providing rescue cover for the Trail Outlaw’s St Cuthbert’s Way Ultra on Saturday, we were unable to provide any resources for the ‘out of area’ search. Thankfully the missing person was found safe at 3.00am on Saturday morning before the Team would have been deployed.