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Incident No: 99 2018

Date: 11 July 2018
Time: 16.31 hrs
Location: Norham, near Berwick

As the country was getting ready for the England match, Northumbria Policerequested support from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves for a vulnerable male, missing from home in the Norham area. Both Teams were deployed to search paths and tracks, the banks of the River Tweed and wooded areas close to Norham.

Border Search and Rescue Unit were also alerted. They stood down though as the Teams on the south side of the Scottish border located the missing person, safe and well.

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The incident involved 19 Team members 5.5 hours.

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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: 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: 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: 79 2018

Date: 27 April 2018
Time: 20.33 hrs
Location: Pennine Way, Cheviot Hills

As Team members were settling down for a Friday night in, Border Search and Rescue Unit requested our support for an overdue walker on the #PennineWay. As part of our agreed #CrossBorder procedure, North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded. The walker in his 70s had been last seen at Phillip’s Cross as they headed along the Border Ridge towards Cocklawfoot in the Bowmont Water valley on the Scottish side.

This gave us an initial linear route of 25km to search in the dark!

As temperatures were falling to zero degrees on the tops of the hills, hasty teams from both sides of the Border and a Search And Rescue Dog Association England team were deployed. A #Coastguard helicopter was also requested to assist.

Whilst other members were travelling to Upper Coquetdale in Northumberland National Park, news came in that the walker had made their way safely off the hill to Barrowburn farm. He had made a ‘slight’ navigational error near #WindyGyle, heading south into England instead of north into Scotland. Oops!

A big ‘thank you’ to the farmer and his wife at Barrowburn for the much needed cups of tea!

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The incident involved 15 Team members for 3 hours.

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