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Incident: 94 2018

Date: 23 and 24 June 2018
Time: 13.18hrs
Location: Greenhead

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out by Northumbria Police on Saturday to assist in the search for 74 year old Walter Hutton in the Greenhead area.

Sadly just after midday on Sunday a body was located. Our thoughts go out to Walter’s family and friends, and the local community at this difficult time.

The Teams were assisted by a Swiftwater Rescue Team from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, two Search And Rescue Dog Association England teams from Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team and Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team. Additional members from TWSMRT were also available should we have needed them.

The incident involved 20 members on day one for 8 hours and 16 members on day two for 4 hours.

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Incident No: 92 & 93 2018

Incident No: 92

Date: 9 June 2018
Time: 20.13hrs
Location: South Shields

Incident No: 93
Date: 16 June 2018
Time: 19.46hrs
Location: Morpeth area

Northumbria Police requested support from Mountain Rescue to assist in locating two high risk missing persons. Sarloc Rescue and PhoneFind were both used. Prior to a response being received to the text message, the Police located the missing persons.

Both incidents involved 1 Team member for 3.5 hours and 15 minutes respectively.

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Incident No: 91 2018

Date: 7 June 2018
Time: 13.38 hrs
Location: Blanchland

A female walker in her early 70s sustained a lower leg injury, whilst on a walk along the River Derwent from Blanchland. The North East Ambulance Service requested the assistance of Mountain Rescue, and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded immediately.

Team members assisted in locating the female and her husband, and evacuated her after being assessed by a NEAS Paramedic on a Mountain Rescue stretcher to the awaiting ambulance.

We hope the female makes a full and swift recovery and is back out walking the stunning #Northumberland countryside soon.

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The incident involved 12 Team members for 3 hours 20 minutes.

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Incident No: 90 2018

Date: 1 June 2018
Time: 21.34 hrs
Location: Near Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall

The busy Whit week continued for the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, with advice provided by our Duty Controller to Northumbria Police. A member of the public had reported finding some outdoors equipment near to Sycamore Gap.

With limited information available it was agreed that no further action was required from Mountain Rescue.

The incident involved 2 Team members for 1 hour.

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Incident No: 89 2018

Date: 1 June 2018
Time: 09.51 hrs
Location: Northumberland

A high risk missing person was reported in the Northumberland area. Northumbria Police requested the use of #SARLOC and #PhoneFind to assist in locating the missing person. Unfortunately the missing male did not respond to either.

As the Duty Controller for North of Tyne MRT and ourselves was liaising with the Police Search Adviser, it was confirmed the male had been located.

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

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Incident No: 86 2018

Date: 26 May 2018
Time: 20.33 hrs
Location: Newcastle area

Yesterday evening our Duty Controller responded to a request from Northumbria Police. On behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves, the Duty Controller used #SARLOC and #PhoneFind in an attempt to locate a high risk missing person. No response was received.

No further action was required by the Mountain Rescue Teams.

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

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Incident No: 85 2018

Date: 22 May 2018
Time: 11.02 hrs
Location: Bedlington area

It is not since early January that we’ve had a full week with no incidents. Well that was last week!

On Tuesday, Northumbria Police requested support in locating a vulnerable missing person in the Bedlington area. #PhoneFind, a new location tool at our disposal, and #SARLOC we’re both used by our Duty Controller.

A member of public came across the missing person soon after and the Team and North of Tyne MRT were stood down.

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The incident involved 2 Team members for 1.5 hours.

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Incident No: 84 2018

Date: 11 May 2018
Time: 22.44 hrs
Location: Unknown

Late on Friday night, our Duty Controller responded to a request from Northumbria Police for support in locating a vulnerable person. #SARLOCwas utilised but unfortunately the missing person did not respond. Without further information the Team and North of Tyne MRT stood down.

Thankfully the missing person returned home the following day, safe and well.

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The incident involved 1 Team member for 1.5 hours.

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Incident No: 82 & 83 2018

Date: 6 May 2018
Time: 15.47 hrs
Location: Kielder Water

On Sunday the North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an injured cyclist at Kielder Water. Initially the exact location of the cyclist and intended route was unknown. #SARLOC was successfully used by North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves to fix the cyclist’s location, identified as being on the Lakeside Way, east of Gowanburn.

The cyclist was treated on scene by NEAS and evacuated using the Hazardous Area Response Team’s ATV with Mountain Rescue’s assistance.

Whilst responding to the above incident, both MRTs were also requested to assist Northumbria Police in locating a vulnerable male. The male was successfully located near to Kielder Dam by Mountain Rescue members.

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The incidents involved 12 Team members for 3 hours 10 minutes.

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Incident No: 81 2018

Date: 2 May 2018
Time: 01.20 hrs
Location: Kirk Fell, Lake District

In the early hours of Wednesday morning our Search And Rescue Dog Association England handler and dog deployed to assist with an ongoing search for a missing fell runner in the Lake District. He joined teams from the Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue Association and other search dog teams from England. Details of this tragic incident can be found in the below article.

Our thoughts go out to the runner’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

The incident involved 1 Team member and a search dog for 10 hours 55 minutes.

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https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2018/05/07/runner-dies-after-going-missing-during-bob-graham-round-in-lake-district