Date: 20 July 2018
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.