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Incident No: 98 2018

Incident No: 98
Date: 7 July 2018
Time: 14.25 hrs
Location: Harthope Valley and Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds’ Huts

On Saturday the Team provided rescue and medical cover for the 2018 Chevy Chase. This challenging fell race through the stunning Cheviot Hills attracts some 300 runners each run.

Whilst it doesn’t look like it from the photograph, the weather was very hot especially for those looking to complete the 22 miles of the race. All the runners heeded the preventative advice for heat exhaustion and heat stroke, but nevertheless the Team’s medics had to deal with a couple of competitors suffering from heat exhaustion. They also had to deal with a retiree from the race who was suffering from a probable sprained ankle.

Thanks to the North East Ambulance Service Community Paramedic from Wooler for their assistance too.

By the end of the day all competitors were accounted for and those we treated were given advice should their condition worsen. All in a days’s work!

We’re glad everyone had a great day and many were able to enjoy England’s win over Sweden. #ItsComingHome

The incident involved 4 Team members for 3 hours 45 minutes.

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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: 96 2018

Date: 1 July 2018
Time: 13.36hrs
Location: Burradon

Northumbria Police requested the use of PhoneFind and SARLOC to assist in locating a missing person. The Duty Controller acting on behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves duly obliged. No response to SMS messages was received.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour.

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Incident No: 95 2018

Date: 24 June 2018
Time: 12.30hrs
Location: Edges Green, near Hadrian’s Wall

Last Sunday was a busy day for the Team with an ongoing incident at Greenhead and a rescue cover for the Hadrian’s Wall Half Marathon. Along with the usual minor scrapes and scratches to deal with, the Team dealt with one casualty who presented themselves at Checkpoint 6 with more serious signs and symptoms.

The competitor was assessed and treated on the course by one of our Casualty Carers, before being transported to the event finish for assessment by one of the Paramedics in the Team. Advice was given should the competitor experience any worsening of their condition.

Everyone else had an injury free run in glorious sunshine.

The incident involved 6 Team members for 1 hour.

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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: 88 2018

Date: 29 May 2018
Time: 22.15 hrs
Location: South Shields

Northumbria Police requested support from North of Tyne MRT and ourselves in locating a missing young female in the South Shields area. Whilst our Duty Controller was travelling to liaise with the Police Search Adviser, it was reported that the girl had been located safe and well.

A good, swift outcome.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 40 minutes.