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Incident No: 06 2017

Date: 09 February 2017
Time: 00.45hrs
Location: Westerhope

The Team was alerted in the early hours of this morning by Northumbria Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable male in his early 90s from the Westerhope area of Newcastle. He had been last seen at 12.30pm yesterday leaving his house by a neighbour.

Along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, we coordinated an initial limited response. Our search and rescue dog and handler, and one search group were to focus on high priority wooded areas and linear routes. The groups were to work alongside a Police cadaver dog and other resources on the ground. The Police helicopter had already overflown the area.

As the search groups were being deployed the misper was thankfully found, safe and well, in the centre of Newcastle.

The incident involved 7 Team members for 3 hours 30 minutes.

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*** Incident No.59 ***

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.

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*** Incident No.27 ***

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.

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*** Incident No.10 ***

Sunday 14 February 2016, 01.28hrs

Northumbria Police requested our assistance to help in the search for missing Newcastle woman, Margaret MacDermott.

Margaret was last seen at her home on Bolbec Road in Fenham on Friday evening. Her car was found parked on Broad Chare on Newcastle Quayside, and we undertook a search of the surrounding areas.

If you have seen Margaret, or have any information about where she may be, then please contact police on 101 quoting reference 782 13/02/16.

The Team stood down at 05.29hrs

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*** Incident No.17 ***

Having stood down from the Consett incident, the Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team was called to a fallen climber at Shaftoe Crags near Bolam Lake. The casualty was stabilised by Team member, who is also a NEAS Paramedic, before being carried to the helicopter from RAF Boulmer. All being well the climber will make a full recovery after an examination at the RVI, Newcastle.

Northumbria Police, Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service and the North East Ambulance Service was also involved.

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