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.
Date: 28 February 2019
Location: Haltwhistle area
An elderly male was reported missing in the Haltwhistle area. He had been last seen in the Milecastle Inn the previous evening. Due to the urgency to locate the vulnerable male, Northumbria Police requested the assistance of ourselves and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team.
Initial scenarios and search plans were discussed with the Police Search Adviser. Our drones were to be deployed to overfly the immediate area around the point last seen and crewed vehicles were to search the remote rural roads and tracks in the area.
Thankfully as our Duty Controller was deploying our resources, the missing gentleman was found, safe and well. A good outcome for all concerned.
Date: 5 January 2018
Location: Walker, Newcastle
Late last night Northumbria Police requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves. A male in his 40s had been reported missing from home in the Walker area of Newcastle. Given the concern for the man’s wellbeing, the Teams were immediately called out.
As the Police Search Adviser and our Incident Officer were planning the search and members were arriving at Walker Riverside Park, a member of the public reported seeing the man. Very soon after the man was located by Police officers. A very positive and swift outcome for the first incident of the year.
The Teams were stood down at 01.15hrs and everyone was back in bed by 02.30hrs!