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Incident No: 76 2018

Date: 15 April 2018
Time: 00.28hrs
Location: North Tyneside

Northumbria Police requested support in locating a missing person from North Tyneside in the early hours of yesterday morning. The Duty Controller for North of Tyne MRT and ourselves used #SARLOC but unfortunately the missing person did not respond to the text. Thankfully though the person turned in hospital and #MountainRescue were stood down.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour 10 minutes.

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Incident No: 72, 73 and 74 2018

Incident No: 72, 73 and 74
Date: 7 April 2018
Time: 13.00hrs
Location: Allendale area

Last Saturday two of our medics, along with one of our 4x4s, provided support to North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team for their Allendale Challenge. From early afternoon onwards, our medics were pretty busy!

They dealt with two competitors with serious medical conditions, one of them out on Black Hill, and a number of other competitors were treated and provided with worsening advice for cuts, grazes and swelling back at the event centre.

The incidents involved 2 Team members for 9 hours.

Incident No: 75
Date: 13 April 2018
Time: 02.04hrs
Location: North Tyneside

In the early hours of Friday morning our Duty Controller, acting on behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves, provided support to Northumbria Police#SARLOC was used to locate a medium risk missing person. Unfortunately the misper did not respond to the SARLOC text. No further #MountainRescueaction was required.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour 20 minutes.

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Incident No: 71 2018

Date: 25 March 2018
Time: 16.17hrs
Location: Unknown

Two incidents in one day clearly wasn’t enough. As one incident was finishing and another was starting, Northumbria Police requested our assistance for a high risk missing person. With limited information available on the whereabouts of the missing person, the Duty Controller for North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves used SARLOC. Unfortunately no response was received and Police enquiries are ongoing.

The incident involved two Team members for 2 hours 20 minutes.

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Incident No: 70 2018

Date: 25 March 2018
Time: 15.34hrs
Location: Kyloe Crag

Whilst we were dealing with incident number 69, Northumbria Policerequested our assistance for a fallen climber at Kyloe Crag in north #Northumberland. The climber had fallen 5-6 feet and had sustained a suspected fractured ankle.

Given that some of our assets were still tied up at Hareshaw Linn, North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves dispatched two other emergency response vehicles and called out the remaining Team members. The members once clear of Hareshaw Linn also attended.

The North East Ambulance Service also responded and a crew was on scene swiftly. Whilst the Ambulance crew dealt with the casualty, #MountainRescue rigged a stretcher lower. The casualty was then lowered on a stretcher to the foot of the steep slope below the crag, before being carried to the Team Land Rover. A short ride in the Land Rover followed and then a swift transfer into the crewed Ambulance at the road near Black Heddon for onward transport to hospital.

The Team would like to wish the climber well and we hope he makes a full and swift recovery.

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The incident involved 24 members for 3 hours and 15 minutes.

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Incident No: 69 2018

Date: 25 March 2018
Time: 14.40hrs
Location: Hareshaw Linn

The North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance for a walker in her 60s who had fallen and sustained serious injuries.

Having just finished technical rope rescue training, we immediately dispatched two blue light vehicles and eight members to Hareshaw Linn. Other local members from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were also called out.

Working alongside NEAS the casualty was evacuated on a #MountainRescuestretcher and then carried towards Blakelaw Farm, the nearest access point. For the final few 100 metres the NEAS Hazardous Area Response Team’s ATV was used.

We hope the female makes a swift recovery and is back out walking again soon.

The Team would like to thank the farmer at Blakelaw Farm for his assistance during the incident. The use of an ATV to get kit to and from the scene was much appreciated.

The incident involved 13 members for 2 hours 3 minutes.

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Incident No: 68 2018

Date: 24 March 2018
Time: 01.47hrs
Location: North Shields

Another early morning call today! Northumbria Police requested #MountainRescue’s support for a missing person in the North Shields area. The Duty Controller operating on behalf of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves liaised with the Control Room and initially used SARLOC to try to identify the person’s location. Unfortunately the missing person did not respond to the SARLOC text.

The Police later confirmed the missing person had been located.

The incident involved one member for 4.5 hours.

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Incident No: 67 2018

Date: 21 March 2018
Time: 15.08 hrs
Location: Humford Mill, near Bedlington

Yesterday marked another milestone for the Team. It is not even the end of March and we’ve had a record breaking year for the number of incidents – 67 so far!

Northumbria Police requested our assistance in evacuating a casualty from a difficult to access location in Humford Woods. The North East Ambulance Service were already on scene treating the casualty.

Along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team we duly responded. The casualty was swiftly evacuated to a crewed Ambulance before being taken to hospital.

It was the first incident for the on loan #MREWDiscovery in #Northumberland, the timing of which couldn’t have been better as one of our Landrover Defenders is currently off the road and in need of some TLC.

The incident involved 10 Team members for 1 hour 15 minutes.

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Incident No: 66 2018

Date: 18 March 2018
Time: 01.35 hrs
Location: Fencehouses

In the very early hours of Sunday morning, the Duty Controller operating on behalf of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded to a request for support from Northumbria Police. A vulnerable male in his early 40s has been reported missing from home.

As our Duty Controller, in conjunction with the Police Search Adviser, was preparing a search plan, the missing person returned home, safe and well.

Then it was back to bed for our Duty Controller!

The incident involved 1 Team member for 35 minutes.

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Incident No: 65 2018

Date: 11 March 2017
Time: 12.41 hrs
Location: Shillmoor, Upper Coquetdale

On Sunday we were involved a major, multi-agency search for the driver of a vehicle after it was reported in the river near Shillmoor. North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves worked alongside Northumbria Police and their Marine Unit, Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service’s Swiftwater teams, and the North East Ambulance Service‘s HART team. NPAS Newcastle was also deployed to overfly the area.

We deployed our specially trained and equipped Swiftwater & Flood First Responders and air-scenting search dogs to search the river banks downstream of where the vehicle was located.

Tragically, late afternoon on Sunday, a body was located downstream of Shillmoor.

Our Team Leader, Iain Nixon, said “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends as well as with the wider community in Upper Coquetdale at this very difficult time.”

The incident involved 22 Team members for 7 hours.

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Incident No: 15 2018

Date: 18 February 2018
Time: 13:37hrs
Location: Hartburn, near Morpeth

An end to a busy week for the #MountainRescue teams in #Northumberland.

North of Tyne MRT and ourselves were called out yesterday afternoon to assist the North East Ambulance Service and other agencies involved in an incident near Hartburn. The technical rope rescue skills of the MRTs were requested to help access a young child who had fallen 40 feet down a steep/vertical bank to the riverside.

Thankfully whilst en-route we were notified that an alternative route into the child’s location had been found and that the child had only suffered minor injuries. The teams were duly stood down.

The incident involved 21 Team members for 25 minutes.

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