Date: 23 March 2019
Last Saturday morning Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in locating a high risk, missing female in her 70s. The female was last seen in the Winlaton area.
The Duty Controller acting on behalf of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves liaised with the Police Search Adviser to discuss and agree a plan, whilst drivers were allocated to vehicles and search dog handlers readied for deployed. The two MRTs were also placed on standby should the search escalate.
Thankfully following Police enquiries the female was located on public transport, safe and well. A good outcome for all concerned.
The incident involved 6 Team members and 1 SARDA handler from Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team for 1.5 hours.