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.
Date: 15 April 2018
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.
Date: 25 March 2018
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.
Date: 24 March 2018
Location: North Shields
Another early morning call today! Northumbria Police requested #MountainRescue’s support for a missing person in the North Shields area. The Duty Controller operating on behalf of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves liaised with the Control Room and initially used SARLOC to try to identify the person’s location. Unfortunately the missing person did not respond to the SARLOC text.
The Police later confirmed the missing person had been located.
The incident involved one member for 4.5 hours.
Date: 18 March 2018
Time: 01.35 hrs
In the very early hours of Sunday morning, the Duty Controller operating on behalf of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded to a request for support from Northumbria Police. A vulnerable male in his early 40s has been reported missing from home.
As our Duty Controller, in conjunction with the Police Search Adviser, was preparing a search plan, the missing person returned home, safe and well.
Then it was back to bed for our Duty Controller!
The incident involved 1 Team member for 35 minutes.
Date: 17 February 2018
Location: Whitburn, South Shields
Northumbria Police contacted the joint North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teamand Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team controller group to request assistance with a search for a missing female in her mid-70s. The female who is living dementia went missing from home in Whitburn, near South Shields.
As part of a #MultiAgency response, the MRTs were tasked to search inland areas to the west of Whitburn. At the same time the coastal strip was being searched by the HM Coastguard teams. The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside was also tasked to provide support.
By mid-morning the missing person was found safe and well. A great outcome, much to the relief of all concerned.
The incident involved 15 Team members for 5 hours 5 minutes.
Date: 12 February 2018
Time: 23.13 hrs
Location: Seaton Burn
Late last night Northumbria Police requested the support of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves in searching for a high risk missing female. The female in her late 50s had been reported missing from home, earlier in the evening.
A search plan was developed by our Incident Officer in conjunction with the Police Search Adviser. Search groups and two Search And Rescue Dog Association England dog teams were then deployed to search high priority routes and areas to the west of Seaton Burn and towards the Big Waters Country Park. The search proved negative and the Teams were stood down in the early hours of this morning.
As most members were heading into work after only a couple of hours sleep, the Police notified us that the missing person had been found safe and well in a property by a family member. We hope the female now receives the support she needs.
The incident involved 21 members and 2 search dogs for 6 hours 40 minutes.
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