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Incident No: 66 2018

Date: 18 March 2018
Time: 01.35 hrs
Location: Fencehouses

In the very early hours of Sunday morning, the Duty Controller operating on behalf of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded to a request for support from Northumbria Police. A vulnerable male in his early 40s has been reported missing from home.

As our Duty Controller, in conjunction with the Police Search Adviser, was preparing a search plan, the missing person returned home, safe and well.

Then it was back to bed for our Duty Controller!

The incident involved 1 Team member for 35 minutes.

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Incident No: 14 2018

Date: 17 February 2018
Time: 05:53hrs
Location: Whitburn, South Shields

Northumbria Police contacted the joint North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teamand Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team controller group to request assistance with a search for a missing female in her mid-70s. The female who is living dementia went missing from home in Whitburn, near South Shields.

As part of a #MultiAgency response, the MRTs were tasked to search inland areas to the west of Whitburn. At the same time the coastal strip was being searched by the HM Coastguard teams. The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside was also tasked to provide support.

By mid-morning the missing person was found safe and well. A great outcome, much to the relief of all concerned.

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The incident involved 15 Team members for 5 hours 5 minutes.

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Incident No: 04 & 05 2018

Date: 18 January 2018
Time: 02.32hrs
Location: Northumberland

With a Met Office Amber warning over Northumberland and Tyne & Wear, and heavy snow falling over most of the area, Northumbria Police requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves in the early hours of yesterday morning. Drivers, navigators and medics were swiftly allocated and made their way to the Teams’ bases at West Denton and Pegswood Fire Stations.

Soon after the North East Ambulance Service also requested our assistance and one 4×4 with a driver and Team medic on board was despatched to transfer a patient to the RVI.

The other four 4x4s, including a Northumberland National Park 4×4 in Rothbury, were then despatched to check the main arterial roads in rural #Northumberland and the main B roads between some of the more highly populated villages. The vehicle trackers show the extent of our travels, checking for stranded motorists and abandoned vehicles.

Whilst driving conditions were very difficult at times and much snow had fallen, conditions started to improve by 06.00hrs. The Teams stood down at 08.30hrs.

The incidents involved 12 Team members for six hours.

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Incident No: 02 2018

Date: 11 January 2018
Time: 23.33 hrs
Location: Unknown

Late on Thursday night the Duty Controller for North of Tyne MRT and ourselves responded to a request from Northumbria Police. A vulnerable 19 year old female had been reported missing. Our Duty Controller liaised with the Force Operations Manager and used SARLOC to try to ascertain the female’s location.

Further information received by the Police suggested the missing person was out of our area in Cleveland. The missing person was located in the early hours of Friday morning.

The incident involved one Team member for 3 hours 45 minutes.

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Incident No: 01 2018

Date: 2 January 2018
Time: 19.49hrs
Location: Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Northumbria Police requested advice and support from ourselves and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team in regards to a high risk missing person on Tuesday evening. A male in his mid-70s and living with dementia had been reported missing.

Our Duty Controller provided advice to the Police accordingly and it was agreed at that stage no further action from #MountainRescue was required. The situation was monitored until later in the evening when the Police confirmed the male had been located, safe and well, in the city centre of Newcastle.

A good outcome for all concerned.

The incident involved four Team members for 1.5 hours.

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Incident No: 66 2017

Date: 30 December 2017
Time: 11.23 hrs
Location: Peterlee, County Durham

Well we spoke too soon! The quiet spell ended yesterday when Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team requested our assistance along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and Search And Rescue Dog Association England to search for a vulnerable female. The female had been missing overnight in the Peterlee area and given the wintery conditions there was even more of an urgency to the search.

Thankfully at mid-afternoon the female was located, then treated and evacuated by the #MountainRescue teams.

A job well done.

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The incident involved 5 Team members and 2 from North of Tyne MRT for 4 hours.

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Incident No: 61 2017

Incident No: 61
Date: 1 December 2017
Time: 22.02hrs
Location: n/a

The Force Operations Manager for Northumbria Police activated the joint controller group for North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves late on Friday night. Our assistance was required in locating a medium risk vulnerable female.

SARLOC, the location App, was used but unfortunately the missing person did not respond to the text message. Police enquiries are ongoing.

The incident involved two Team members for 11 hours 30 hours.

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Incident No: 60 2017

Date: 30 November 2017
Time: 22.15hrs
Location: A69, near Corbridge

After the Simon Yates presentation in Hexham on Thursday night, one of our Team Landrovers assisted at a RTC on the east bound carriageway on the A69. A Vauxhall Corsa and its occupants had had an altercation with the central reservation and ended up stationary across two lanes of the road. The four occupants were also on the carriageway.

Our Team member and one of our Support Group members assisted at the scene. The Team Landrover with blue lights was used to close off the road and the occupants of the Corsa were checked over and asked to remain behind the crash barrier. Northumbria Police were alerted on the Airwave radio.

Once the Police arrived on scene, the Vauxhall Corsa was moved off the carriageway and the Team’s Landrover and members were released to go. Thankfully nobody was injured.

The incident involved 2 Team members for 40 minutes.

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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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Incident No: 56 2017

Date: 08 November 2017
Time: 20.14hrs
Location: Durham area

On Wednesday evening, Northumbria Police requested advice from our Duty Controller regarding a missing female in her early 40s from Sunderland. She had last been seen the day before at her home. Information from the Police suggested the missing female might have used public transport to get to Durham.

SARLOC and a follow up text message was used by the Duty Controller, acting on behalf of the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team. Unfortunately the missing female did not respond to either message and in agreement with the Police the incident was closed.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 3 hours.

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