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Incident No: 04 & 05 2018

Date: 18 January 2018
Time: 02.32hrs
Location: Northumberland

With a Met Office Amber warning over Northumberland and Tyne & Wear, and heavy snow falling over most of the area, Northumbria Police requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves in the early hours of yesterday morning. Drivers, navigators and medics were swiftly allocated and made their way to the Teams’ bases at West Denton and Pegswood Fire Stations.

Soon after the North East Ambulance Service also requested our assistance and one 4×4 with a driver and Team medic on board was despatched to transfer a patient to the RVI.

The other four 4x4s, including a Northumberland National Park 4×4 in Rothbury, were then despatched to check the main arterial roads in rural #Northumberland and the main B roads between some of the more highly populated villages. The vehicle trackers show the extent of our travels, checking for stranded motorists and abandoned vehicles.

Whilst driving conditions were very difficult at times and much snow had fallen, conditions started to improve by 06.00hrs. The Teams stood down at 08.30hrs.

The incidents involved 12 Team members for six hours.

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Incident No: 03 2018

Date: 15-16 January 2018
Time: 17.40hrs
Location: Scafell Pike, Lake District

Three Search And Rescue Dog Association England handlers and their dogs, and three Team members as navigators from our Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, were placed on standby yesterday to assist the Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue Association with an ongoing, large scale search for a missing walker in the Scafell Pike area of the Lake District. The search was being conducted in full winter conditions.

The handlers, dogs and navigators travelled from #Northumberland in the early hours of this morning to Keswick Mountain Rescue Team‘s base for a briefing. They were then deployed to search a large area around Broad Crag and Ill Crag. Uplift to the area was provided by a Coastguard helicopter.

Thankfully the walker was located in Upper Eskdale, injured but alive, after spending nearly 48 hours out on the hill in winter conditions.

The incident involved 6 Team members for 7 hours.

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Incident No: 02 2018

Date: 11 January 2018
Time: 23.33 hrs
Location: Unknown

Late on Thursday night the Duty Controller for North of Tyne MRT and ourselves responded to a request from Northumbria Police. A vulnerable 19 year old female had been reported missing. Our Duty Controller liaised with the Force Operations Manager and used SARLOC to try to ascertain the female’s location.

Further information received by the Police suggested the missing person was out of our area in Cleveland. The missing person was located in the early hours of Friday morning.

The incident involved one Team member for 3 hours 45 minutes.

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Incident No: 01 2018

Date: 2 January 2018
Time: 19.49hrs
Location: Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Northumbria Police requested advice and support from ourselves and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team in regards to a high risk missing person on Tuesday evening. A male in his mid-70s and living with dementia had been reported missing.

Our Duty Controller provided advice to the Police accordingly and it was agreed at that stage no further action from #MountainRescue was required. The situation was monitored until later in the evening when the Police confirmed the male had been located, safe and well, in the city centre of Newcastle.

A good outcome for all concerned.

The incident involved four Team members for 1.5 hours.

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