Date: 9 February 2019
Time: 16.32 hrs
Location: Harthope Valley, near Wooler
A lone female walker reported herself lost in The Cheviots in Northumberland National Park. Limited information on her whereabouts was available to Northumbria Police and our Duty Controller as the 999 call had dropped out due to poor mobile reception. The mobile was, however, traced to a location between Langleeford and Langleeford Hope in the Harthope Valley near Wooler.
Our Duty Controller swiftly sent a PhoneFind text and follow up text to the female’s mobile prior to contacting the Police control room. As he was liaising with the Police, news came in that the female had been located, safe and well, near to Langleeford.
A good, swift outcome for all concerned meaning our members and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team‘s could enjoy their Saturday evening.
The incident involved 2 Team members for 14 minutes.
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Date: 8 February 2019
Time: 01.53 hrs
A vulnerable male was reported missing from home by his family. PhoneFind was utilised to assist Northumbria Police locate the male. After two and a half hours, the male returned home safe and well.
The incident involved 1 Team member for 7 hours.
Date: 31 January 2019
Time: 10.17 hrs
A vulnerable missing female was believed to be in Northumberland. Northumbria Police requested the use of PhoneFind to help locate the female. Unfortunately the female did not respond to the text.
Further discussions with the Police indicated the missing person had been in contact with her family. North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves stood down at this point.
The incident involved 2 Team members for 9 hours.
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!
The incident involved 15 members for 3 hours.
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Date: 11 December 2018
Location: Cocklawburn Beach, near Berwick
North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were searching for a second day in the area around Cocklawburn Beach yesterday. The incident was a continuation of incident 136.
Unfortunately after an extensive day light hours search, working with Northumbria Police and the HM Coastguard nothing was found.
If you have any information about Mary Fuller’s whereabouts please contact Police on 101, ref 1218912.
Our thoughts are with her family at this distressing time.
The incident involved 14 Team members for 7 hours 45 minutes.
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Date: 9 December 2018
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 Northumberland, Berwick Coastguard rescue team and Eyemouth Coastguard, North 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.
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Date: 11 September 2018
Location: Herrington Country Park, Sunderland
In the early hours of Tuesday morning Northumbria Police requested our support in a search for a high risk missing person. Given the circumstances, it was decided that the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team would immediately deploy.
As search plans were being implemented, we were informed that the missing person had been located by the Police.
The incident involved 14 Team members and three air scenting search dogs for 2 hours 30 minutes.
Date: 26 May 2018
Time: 20.33 hrs
Location: Newcastle area
Yesterday evening our Duty Controller responded to a request from Northumbria Police. On behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves, the Duty Controller used #SARLOC and #PhoneFind in an attempt to locate a high risk missing person. No response was received.
No further action was required by the Mountain Rescue Teams.
The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour 20 minutes.
Date: 23 April 2018
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.
The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour 14 minutes.
Date: 22 April 2018
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.