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Incident No: 70 2018

Date: 25 March 2018
Time: 15.34hrs
Location: Kyloe Crag

Whilst we were dealing with incident number 69, Northumbria Policerequested our assistance for a fallen climber at Kyloe Crag in north #Northumberland. The climber had fallen 5-6 feet and had sustained a suspected fractured ankle.

Given that some of our assets were still tied up at Hareshaw Linn, North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves dispatched two other emergency response vehicles and called out the remaining Team members. The members once clear of Hareshaw Linn also attended.

The North East Ambulance Service also responded and a crew was on scene swiftly. Whilst the Ambulance crew dealt with the casualty, #MountainRescue rigged a stretcher lower. The casualty was then lowered on a stretcher to the foot of the steep slope below the crag, before being carried to the Team Land Rover. A short ride in the Land Rover followed and then a swift transfer into the crewed Ambulance at the road near Black Heddon for onward transport to hospital.

The Team would like to wish the climber well and we hope he makes a full and swift recovery.

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The incident involved 24 members for 3 hours and 15 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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Incident No: 67 2018

Date: 21 March 2018
Time: 15.08 hrs
Location: Humford Mill, near Bedlington

Yesterday marked another milestone for the Team. It is not even the end of March and we’ve had a record breaking year for the number of incidents – 67 so far!

Northumbria Police requested our assistance in evacuating a casualty from a difficult to access location in Humford Woods. The North East Ambulance Service were already on scene treating the casualty.

Along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team we duly responded. The casualty was swiftly evacuated to a crewed Ambulance before being taken to hospital.

It was the first incident for the on loan #MREWDiscovery in #Northumberland, the timing of which couldn’t have been better as one of our Landrover Defenders is currently off the road and in need of some TLC.

The incident involved 10 Team members for 1 hour 15 minutes.

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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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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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Incident No: 15 2018

Date: 18 February 2018
Time: 13:37hrs
Location: Hartburn, near Morpeth

An end to a busy week for the #MountainRescue teams in #Northumberland.

North of Tyne MRT and ourselves were called out yesterday afternoon to assist the North East Ambulance Service and other agencies involved in an incident near Hartburn. The technical rope rescue skills of the MRTs were requested to help access a young child who had fallen 40 feet down a steep/vertical bank to the riverside.

Thankfully whilst en-route we were notified that an alternative route into the child’s location had been found and that the child had only suffered minor injuries. The teams were duly stood down.

The incident involved 21 Team members for 25 minutes.

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Incident No: 06 2018

Date: 24 January 2018
Time: 10.52hrs
Location: Belsay Castle

The North East Ambulance Service requested the support of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves in locating and evacuating an elderly male who had suffered a fall near Belsay Castle.

SARLOC – the location App – was used by our Duty Controller and the Teams were on standby in case our assistance was required. Soon after the NEAS Hazardous Area Response Team located the casualty and determined they could deal with the situation.

The incident involved 4 Team members for 1 hour and 10 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: 59 2017

Date: 25 November 2017
Time: 13.07hrs
Location: West Spital Shield Farm

On Saturday afternoon the North East Ambulance Service requested our support in evacuating a teenager who had fallen off her horse near West Spital Shield Farm on Spitalshield Moor. The ambulance crew due to the remote location and icy conditions on the moors were unable to access the casualty.

At the point we were called, the Great North Air Ambulance Service was already enroute. We and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team agreed to remain on standby whilst it was determined whether the air support could access the casualty’s location. Thankfully this was the case and the young female was swiftly transported to hospital and the Team’s stood down.

The incident involved two Team members for 32 minutes.

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Incident No: 58 2017

Date: 18 November 2017
Time: 15.06hrs
Location: Upper Harthope valley

Mid-afternoon on Saturday a female walker in her early 60s slipped and sustained an injury to her ankle. She had fallen on steep ground, half a kilometre upstream of Harthope Linn. Her companion had to leave her location to raise the alarm due to poor mobile service.

Northumbria Police alerted North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves, and a callout was swiftly initiated. Local Team members were on scene with the casualty at the remote location in just over an hour.

Our Medic was joined by a North East Ambulance Service Paramedic, both of whom administered pain relief to the casualty. Other Team members ferried kit from our vehicles at Langleeford Hope in case a stretcher carry was required.

Due to casualty’s condition and the location, our Incident Officer requested a Coastguard helicopter. The Team would like to thank the Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 from Prestwick for their skilful flying and enabling a swifter evacuation of the casualty to hospital in Melrose.

We would also like to pay tribute to the walkers who kept our casualty company whilst we were en-route.

All being well our casualty will make a full and swift recovery. We would like to wish her well.

The incident involved 20 Team members for 5 hours 40 minutes.

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Group shelter protecting the casualty — in Wooler, Northumberland.
Rescue 199 approaching casualty site
Our medic undertaking final checks before winching
Winching complete