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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: 57 2017

Date: 11 November 2017
Time: 14.31hrs
Location: Stocksfield, Northumberland

Mid-afternoon on Saturday, Northumbria Police requested our assistance in a search for a vulnerable male in his late 40s. His abandoned car was found on the outskirts of Stocksfield, Northumberland.

Along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue, we responded immediately with our Incident Officer travelling to liaise with the Police Search Adviser whilst drivers were allocated for our 4×4 response vehicles and Team members were placed on standby.

At 15.30hrs the Teams were called out to work alongside Police officers searching routes emanating from, and small wooded areas immediately adjacent to, the missing male’s car. The map shows the tracks of our search groups and dog teams. SARLOC was also used but unfortunately the missing male did not respond to the text.

The incident ended when the missing person was located safe and well in Edinburgh, having taken a train from Stocksfield!

The incident involved 20 Team members and two search dogs for 5 hours.

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