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Incident No: 136 2018

Date: 9 December 2018
Time: 19.12hrs
Location: Cocklawburn Beach, near Berwick

After a full day’s exercise at one end of our operational area, we deployed to the other end on Sunday evening. Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an ongoing search for a missing 63 year old female.

Working alongside HM Coastguard NorthumberlandBerwick Coastguard rescue team and Eyemouth CoastguardNorth of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves conducted an extensive overnight search of areas adjacent to Cocklawburn Beach to the south of Berwick. Unfortunately nothing was found and the Teams stood down in the early hours of Monday morning.

The search for Mary Fuller continued on Monday with Northumbria Police, Coastguard, RNLI and the National Police Air Service assets being deployed. Mountain Rescue will be assisting again today.

If anyone knows of Mary Fuller’s whereabouts, please contact the police on 101. Mary is described as white, of slight build with grey short hair and was last seen wearing a green fleece waistcoat, green trousers and boots.

We hope Mary is found safe and well.

The incident involved 19 Team members for 5 hours 45 minutes.


#team999 #multiagencyworking #mountainrescue#somuchmorethanmountains

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Incident No: 114 2018

Date: 13 September 2018
Time: 17.31hrs
Location: Shiney Row

Northumbria Police Search Adviser contacted our Duty Controller last Thursday to request support in an ongoing missing person enquiry. The missing person had been reported missing on 21 August.

It was agreed that North of Tyne Mountain Rescue TeamTeesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue TeamSearch And Rescue Dog Association England and ourselves would conduct detailed on the ground searches on Saturday. Sadly a body was located by one of the search dog teams.

Our thoughts are with the missing person’s family and friends at this difficult time.

The incident involved 9 Team members for 6 hours.



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Incident: 109 2018

Date: 7 September 2018
Time: 09.22hrs
Location: Heworth

Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support again for the ongoing search for a vulnerable male in the Heworth area. The Mountain Rescue Incident Officer worked with the Police Search Adviser to develop and agree a search plan.

Team members were deployed from late afternoon into the evening to search open areas, paths and tracks, hedgerows and wooded areas in the vicinity of the missing male’s home.

Unfortunately the male has yet to be located and Police enquiries are ongoing.

The incident involved 18 Team members for 11 hours.


#MountainRescue #UrbanSearching #SoMuchNoreThanMountains

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Incident No: 108 2018

Date: 6 September 2018
Time: 09.41hrs
Location: Heworth

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out yesterday by Northumbria Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable male in his 70s. The male was last seen near his home, late afternoon the day before.

Following a briefing and planning meeting with the Police Search Adviser, open and wooded areas close to the man’s home were searched. With limited further information available at that stage the Teams stood down.

The incident involved 15 Team members for 10 hours 20 minutes.


#MountainRescue #UrbanSearch #SoMuchMoreThanMountains #Team999#Volunteers

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Incident Number: 103 2018

Date: 19 August 2018
Time: 15.32hrs
Location: South Tyne Valley

Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in evacuating an injured walker from the South Tyne Valley close to Alston. Both Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team’s were mobilised to attend. The casualty was treated for an ankle injury and transported onwards to hospital in a Team vehicle.

The incident involved 12 Team member for 2 hours 55 minutes. #somuchmorethanmountains #mrew #nnpmrtincidents2018 #mountains


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Incident Number: 101 2018

Date: 10 August 2018
Time: 04.46hrs
Location: North Shields

An early morning call from Northumbria Police requesting Mountain Rescue’s support in locating a high risk, vulnerable male missing from home in the North Shields area. As the Team were mobilising for a first light search thankfully the missing person was found by Police Officers.

The incident involved 8 Team member for 19 minutes.
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Incident No: 78 2018

Date: 23 April 2018
Time: 18.02hrs
Location: North Northumberland

Our Duty Controller responded to a request from Northumbria Policeyesterday evening for support in locating a vulnerable missing female. Responding on behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves, our Duty Controller used #SARLOC and made contact with the female. Information provided by #MountainRescue led to the missing person being located safe and well by the Police. A good outcome for all concerned.

#Team999 #MultiAgencyWorking

The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour 14 minutes.



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Incident No: 77 2018

Date: 22 April 2018
Time: 11.44hrs
Location: Washington area

A short lived incident on Sunday! Northumbria Police contacted the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team to assist in locating a vulnerable missing female. Thankfully not long after the request the female was found safe and well.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 24 minutes.


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Incident No: 76 2018

Date: 15 April 2018
Time: 00.28hrs
Location: North Tyneside

Northumbria Police requested support in locating a missing person from North Tyneside in the early hours of yesterday morning. The Duty Controller for North of Tyne MRT and ourselves used #SARLOC but unfortunately the missing person did not respond to the text. Thankfully though the person turned in hospital and #MountainRescue were stood down.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour 10 minutes.


#SoMuchMoreThanMountains #Team999

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Incident No: 71 2018

Date: 25 March 2018
Time: 16.17hrs
Location: Unknown

Two incidents in one day clearly wasn’t enough. As one incident was finishing and another was starting, Northumbria Police requested our assistance for a high risk missing person. With limited information available on the whereabouts of the missing person, the Duty Controller for North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves used SARLOC. Unfortunately no response was received and Police enquiries are ongoing.

The incident involved two Team members for 2 hours 20 minutes.


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