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Incident No: 8 2019

Date: 20 January 2019
Time: 20.46hrs
Location: Derwent Valley

As the glider incident was drawing to a close, Northumbria Police requested our and North of Tyne MRT’s assistance with a high risk missing person. The male had left home in Whickham at 13.00hrs on Sunday and was last seen in the Derwent walk area.

The initial request was for use of PhoneFind, no response to the text was received. Overnight developments led by the Police Search Adviser resulted in further discussions between our Mountain Rescue Duty Controller, on Monday morning. As plans were being put together for deployment, Police sadly located a body.

The incident involved 2 Team members for 14 hours.


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*** Incident No.13 ***

Tuesday 12 April, 17.40hrs

After the busy start to the year, we have had a quiet period for incidents. This ended yesterday when the North East Ambulance Service requested our assistance to recover a body from a difficult to access location in the Derwent Valley. Along with North of Tyne MRT, the Ambulance Service and Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service, we dealt with the unfortunate incident.

A total of 13 Team members were involved for 3 hours.