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*** Incident No.68 ***

Tuesday 20 December 2016, 21.59hrs

The busy period for our volunteers in the run up to Christmas continues. Late yesterday night the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were requested by Northumbria Police to assist in a search for a high risk missing person. The 15 year old male was last seen earlier in the day.

As our overhead team was being briefed by the Police Search Adviser, the missing male was located safe and well outside of the immediate area. A swift and positive outcome.

The incident involved three Team members for 36 minutes. A further 15 members were on standby.



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*** Incident No.63 (cont.) ***

Saturday 5 November 2016, 09.00hrs

The Team along with North of Tyne MRT resumed the search in the Crawcrook area. Despite the best efforts of the teams and Northumbria Police, the missing 35 year old was not found.

The male from Crawcrook has been missing since Saturday 22 October.

The incident involved 14 Team members for 7.5 hours.




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*** Incident No.22 ***

Monday 16 May, 19.55hrs

Northumbria Police requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves yesterday evening to assist in the search for a high risk 51 year old male in the Houghton-le-Spring area.

A search plan based on missing person data and other available information was agreed by our incident controllers with the Police Search Adviser, before the two Teams were called out.

Soon after our vehicles and Team members arrived at the RV, the missing person returned home. Seemingly our presence had helped to flush him out!

A good ending. Most Team members were also back home just before midnight for a few hours sleep before work today.

The incident involved 18 members for 2 hours 40 minutes.


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