Date: 22 May 2018
Time: 11.02 hrs
Location: Bedlington area
It is not since early January that we’ve had a full week with no incidents. Well that was last week!
On Tuesday, Northumbria Police requested support in locating a vulnerable missing person in the Bedlington area. #PhoneFind, a new location tool at our disposal, and #SARLOC we’re both used by our Duty Controller.
A member of public came across the missing person soon after and the Team and North of Tyne MRT were stood down.
At 01.15hrs on Sunday the Team’s assistance was requested by Northumbria Police for a high risk female missing in the Bedlington area. The missing person’s car had been located at Humford Mill on the River Blyth. Along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, we initiated a limited response with an Incident Controller liaising with the Police to prepare a search strategy, and a Search And Rescue Dog Association England handler and a few Team members ready to deploy to search the immediate area. As the search was about to commence, the missing person was located in hospital where she had been since late evening having given false details on arrival in an Ambulance.