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Incident No: 113 2018

Date: 12 September 2018
Time: 13.28hrs
Location: Hethpool

The busy period continues for our #mountainrescue #volunteers with the sixth incident in seven days.

Early afternoon yesterday, the North East Ambulance Service requested our support for an injured walker. The walker had sustained a leg injury whilst on the St Cuthbert’s Way downstream of Hethpool Linn in the Northumberland National Park.

The Team and North of Tyne MRT evacuated the walker on a Bell stretcher before being transferred into a Landrover for the remainder of the journey to the crewed Ambulance at the road head.

We wish the walker well and hope he’ll be back in the hills very soon.

The incident involved 14 members for three hours.

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Incident No: 111 2018

Date: 8 September 2018
Time: 14.17hrs
Location: Simonside

On Saturday afternoon, the North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an injured climber on the north face of Simonside. North of Tyne MRT and ourselves immediately responded with local members arriving on scene a few minutes behind the Community Paramedic and first responder.

The climber had fallen approximately 10 metres before landing awkwardly on the ground below the crag.

After a full assessment and pain relieve being administered, the casualty was evacuated on a Mountain Rescue stretcher to the crewed Ambulance. Due to the nature of the terrain, a technical rope rescue system was used to safeguard the stretcher and the casualty.

The Teams were assisted by the climber’s friends and the NEAS HART team. We wish the climber a swift and full recovery from his injuries.

The incident involved 15 Team members for 3 hours 10 minutes.

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Incident: 109 2018

Date: 7 September 2018
Time: 09.22hrs
Location: Heworth

Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support again for the ongoing search for a vulnerable male in the Heworth area. The Mountain Rescue Incident Officer worked with the Police Search Adviser to develop and agree a search plan.

Team members were deployed from late afternoon into the evening to search open areas, paths and tracks, hedgerows and wooded areas in the vicinity of the missing male’s home.

Unfortunately the male has yet to be located and Police enquiries are ongoing.

The incident involved 18 Team members for 11 hours.

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Incident No: 108 2018

Date: 6 September 2018
Time: 09.41hrs
Location: Heworth

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out yesterday by Northumbria Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable male in his 70s. The male was last seen near his home, late afternoon the day before.

Following a briefing and planning meeting with the Police Search Adviser, open and wooded areas close to the man’s home were searched. With limited further information available at that stage the Teams stood down.

The incident involved 15 Team members for 10 hours 20 minutes.

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Incident No: 105 2018

Date: 29 August 2018
Time: 13.21 hrs
Location: Whitely Shield

Three days, two incidents! Yesterday we had a short lived incident involving a female in her 70s who had sustained a leg injury on the hillside above Whiteley Shield in the West Allen valley. The request for Mountain Rescue support had come from the North East Ambulance Service, who had established there was no vehicle access to the casualty’s location.

Ultimately neither ourselves and North of Tyne MRT nor NEAS were required as the caller and the casualty had thankfully managed to make their own way off the hill. Just as the first of our members was arriving at the RVP!

The incident involved 5 Team members for 31 minutes.

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Incident No: 104 2018

Date: 27 August 2018
Time: 11.37hrs
Location: Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall

Our quiet period came to end earlier today when Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in evacuating an injured female walker on Hadrian’s Wall. The female had been stabilised by a Northumberland National Park Ranger before the Team’s and North of Tyne MRT’s members arrived.

Two North East Ambulance Service Paramedics were also transported to the scene. They provided pain relief before the walker was evacuated in a Mountain Rescue Landrover to the road at Steel Rigg.

We wish the walker a speedy recovery and would like to thank the Ranger and a passing Doctor for their assistance.

The incident involved 22 Team members for 2 hours 30 minutes.

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Incident Number: 103 2018

Date: 19 August 2018
Time: 15.32hrs
Location: South Tyne Valley

Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in evacuating an injured walker from the South Tyne Valley close to Alston. Both Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team’s were mobilised to attend. The casualty was treated for an ankle injury and transported onwards to hospital in a Team vehicle.

The incident involved 12 Team member for 2 hours 55 minutes. #somuchmorethanmountains #mrew #nnpmrtincidents2018 #mountains

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Incident No: 100 2018

Date: 20 July 2018
Time: 04.04hrs
Location: Plessey Woods Country Park

A first for the Team, the number of incidents in one year has reached treble figures!

Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in locating a vulnerable missing male in the Plessey Woods area. Police dogs and the National Police Air Support unit were already searching for the missing person.

Our Duty Controller responded and used PhoneFind and SARLOC location tools. Unfortunately neither generated a response – the missing person needs to voluntarily click on the weblink in the text message to reveal their location on our mapping software.

Thankfully a member of the public came across the missing person, outside of the search area, and requested an Ambulance.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 2 hours.

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Incident No: 97 2018

Date: 4 July 2018
Time: 14.52hrs
Location: Crag Lough, Hadrian’s Wall

Mid-afternoon yesterday a climber fell from Crag Lough and sustained serious injuries. The North East Ambulance Service requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves and within 9 minutes our volunteers were en-route with two Team 4x4s deployed.

The Doctor and Paramedic from the Great North Air Ambulance Service were first on scene and assessed, treated and stabilised the casualty.

Given the difficult, unstable terrain below the crag and the worsening condition of the casualty, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) search and rescue helicopter was requested with a view to winching the casualty on board. Thankfully a helicopter from Caernarfon was training in the Lake District and swiftly arrived on scene.

Great multi-agency teamwork then led to the successful evacuation of the injured climber to hospital. We hope he makes a full and swift recovery, and is back out climbing again very soon.

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The incident involved 25 Team members for 3 hours 15 minutes.

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Incident No: 80 2018

Date: 27 April 2018
Time: 23.17 hrs
Location: Prudhoe

As the first incident was ending, the second one of Friday night came in. Northumbria Police requested use of #SARLOC for a vulnerable missing female in the Tyne valley.

Police were on scene in the area and thankfully soon after she was located. No further action from #MountainRescue was required.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 11 minutes.

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