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Incident No: 113 2018

Date: 12 September 2018
Time: 13.28hrs
Location: Hethpool

The busy period continues for our #mountainrescue #volunteers with the sixth incident in seven days.

Early afternoon yesterday, the North East Ambulance Service requested our support for an injured walker. The walker had sustained a leg injury whilst on the St Cuthbert’s Way downstream of Hethpool Linn in the Northumberland National Park.

The Team and North of Tyne MRT evacuated the walker on a Bell stretcher before being transferred into a Landrover for the remainder of the journey to the crewed Ambulance at the road head.

We wish the walker well and hope he’ll be back in the hills very soon.

The incident involved 14 members for three hours.

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Incident No: 108 2018

Date: 6 September 2018
Time: 09.41hrs
Location: Heworth

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out yesterday by Northumbria Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable male in his 70s. The male was last seen near his home, late afternoon the day before.

Following a briefing and planning meeting with the Police Search Adviser, open and wooded areas close to the man’s home were searched. With limited further information available at that stage the Teams stood down.

The incident involved 15 Team members for 10 hours 20 minutes.

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Incident No: 105 2018

Date: 29 August 2018
Time: 13.21 hrs
Location: Whitely Shield

Three days, two incidents! Yesterday we had a short lived incident involving a female in her 70s who had sustained a leg injury on the hillside above Whiteley Shield in the West Allen valley. The request for Mountain Rescue support had come from the North East Ambulance Service, who had established there was no vehicle access to the casualty’s location.

Ultimately neither ourselves and North of Tyne MRT nor NEAS were required as the caller and the casualty had thankfully managed to make their own way off the hill. Just as the first of our members was arriving at the RVP!

The incident involved 5 Team members for 31 minutes.

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Incident No: 104 2018

Date: 27 August 2018
Time: 11.37hrs
Location: Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall

Our quiet period came to end earlier today when Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in evacuating an injured female walker on Hadrian’s Wall. The female had been stabilised by a Northumberland National Park Ranger before the Team’s and North of Tyne MRT’s members arrived.

Two North East Ambulance Service Paramedics were also transported to the scene. They provided pain relief before the walker was evacuated in a Mountain Rescue Landrover to the road at Steel Rigg.

We wish the walker a speedy recovery and would like to thank the Ranger and a passing Doctor for their assistance.

The incident involved 22 Team members for 2 hours 30 minutes.

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Incident No: 100 2018

Date: 20 July 2018
Time: 04.04hrs
Location: Plessey Woods Country Park

A first for the Team, the number of incidents in one year has reached treble figures!

Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in locating a vulnerable missing male in the Plessey Woods area. Police dogs and the National Police Air Support unit were already searching for the missing person.

Our Duty Controller responded and used PhoneFind and SARLOC location tools. Unfortunately neither generated a response – the missing person needs to voluntarily click on the weblink in the text message to reveal their location on our mapping software.

Thankfully a member of the public came across the missing person, outside of the search area, and requested an Ambulance.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 2 hours.

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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: 72, 73 and 74 2018

Incident No: 72, 73 and 74
Date: 7 April 2018
Time: 13.00hrs
Location: Allendale area

Last Saturday two of our medics, along with one of our 4x4s, provided support to North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team for their Allendale Challenge. From early afternoon onwards, our medics were pretty busy!

They dealt with two competitors with serious medical conditions, one of them out on Black Hill, and a number of other competitors were treated and provided with worsening advice for cuts, grazes and swelling back at the event centre.

The incidents involved 2 Team members for 9 hours.

Incident No: 75
Date: 13 April 2018
Time: 02.04hrs
Location: North Tyneside

In the early hours of Friday morning our Duty Controller, acting on behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves, provided support to Northumbria Police#SARLOC was used to locate a medium risk missing person. Unfortunately the misper did not respond to the SARLOC text. No further #MountainRescueaction was required.

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

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Incident No: 69 2018

Date: 25 March 2018
Time: 14.40hrs
Location: Hareshaw Linn

The North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance for a walker in her 60s who had fallen and sustained serious injuries.

Having just finished technical rope rescue training, we immediately dispatched two blue light vehicles and eight members to Hareshaw Linn. Other local members from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were also called out.

Working alongside NEAS the casualty was evacuated on a #MountainRescuestretcher and then carried towards Blakelaw Farm, the nearest access point. For the final few 100 metres the NEAS Hazardous Area Response Team’s ATV was used.

We hope the female makes a swift recovery and is back out walking again soon.

The Team would like to thank the farmer at Blakelaw Farm for his assistance during the incident. The use of an ATV to get kit to and from the scene was much appreciated.

The incident involved 13 members for 2 hours 3 minutes.

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The Beast From The East MRT Response

Our #MountainRescue volunteers have been out yesterday afternoon and overnight assisting North East Ambulance Service and Northumbria Policedealing with the extreme weather the North East has experienced. Working alongside North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, we’ve been deployed in our 4x4s on blue light responses to patients in need of urgent care, patient transfers from rural locations to hospital and a number of RTCs involving stranded motorists in #snow drifts.

Our Mountain Rescue England and Wales 4×4 resources with medics on board have been up to Cornhill near Coldstream, out to Bellingham in the west and down to Allendale in the south of our operational area. Driving conditions can only be described as treacherous.

In total we have responded to 15 incidents in less than 24 hours. More details will be provided when conditions ease. We’re currently changing shifts.

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Driving to Arrive Training

Last night our training session focused on ‘driving to arrive’. With an increasing number of rescue incidents it is more important than ever before that our members do not put themselves or others at risk when responding to an incident. Delivered by an ex-traffic Police Officer and Police driver trainer, the session provided hints and tips to ensure we safely arrive at the RVP. They included the IPSGA and COAST acronyms. Great session with much valuable learning.