Date: 30 December 2018
Time: 14.37 hrs
Location: Selby’s Cove, Simonside
Our quiet festive period came to an abrupt end yesterday when North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out by North East Ambulance Service. A walker in his early 70s had sustained a lower leg injury near to Selby’s Cove in Northumberland National Park. His two companions raised the alarm and Mountain Rescue was swiftly requested.
The casualty was treated by our Medics and pain relief administered before transferring them to our stretcher. By this time it had turned dark and an awkward carry out followed across rough terrain in Harwood Forest.
On reaching the forest track, the casualty was handed over to the Ambulance Service. A great team effort by all concerned.
We wish the walker a full and swift recovery. A shame their walking holiday in Northumberland had to end this way.
The incident involved 22 members for 4 hours 30 minutes.
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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: 16 September 2018
Location: Walltown Quarry, Hadrian’s Wall
Late afternoon yesterday North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were responded to a request from North East Ambulance Service. A walker had slipped and sustained a leg injury a few hundred yards from the car park at Walltown Quarry on Hadrian’s Wall.
Vehicles and #volunteer members were swiftly deployed to RV at Walltown Quarry. #PhoneFind, a SMS location tool, was used to pin point the exact location of the casualty.
Local members liaised with the on scene NEAS Community Paramedic and Ambulance crew. The casualty was then evacuated a short distance on the NEAS stretcher as our other resources arrived at the RVP.
The incident involved 19 Team members for 2 hours 30 minutes.
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Date: 13 September 2018
Location: Shiney Row
A Northumbria Police Search Adviser contacted our Duty Controller last Thursday to request support in an ongoing missing person enquiry. The missing person had been reported missing on 21 August.
It was agreed that North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team, Search And Rescue Dog Association England and ourselves would conduct detailed on the ground searches on Saturday. Sadly a body was located by one of the search dog teams.
Our thoughts are with the missing person’s family and friends at this difficult time.
The incident involved 9 Team members for 6 hours.
Date: 12 September 2018
The busy period continues for our #mountainrescue #volunteers with the sixth incident in seven days.
Early afternoon yesterday, the North East Ambulance Service requested our support for an injured walker. The walker had sustained a leg injury whilst on the St Cuthbert’s Way downstream of Hethpool Linn in the Northumberland National Park.
The Team and North of Tyne MRT evacuated the walker on a Bell stretcher before being transferred into a Landrover for the remainder of the journey to the crewed Ambulance at the road head.
We wish the walker well and hope he’ll be back in the hills very soon.
The incident involved 14 members for three hours.
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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: 8 September 2018
On Saturday afternoon, the North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an injured climber on the north face of Simonside. North of Tyne MRT and ourselves immediately responded with local members arriving on scene a few minutes behind the Community Paramedic and first responder.
The climber had fallen approximately 10 metres before landing awkwardly on the ground below the crag.
After a full assessment and pain relieve being administered, the casualty was evacuated on a Mountain Rescue stretcher to the crewed Ambulance. Due to the nature of the terrain, a technical rope rescue system was used to safeguard the stretcher and the casualty.
The Teams were assisted by the climber’s friends and the NEAS HART team. We wish the climber a swift and full recovery from his injuries.
The incident involved 15 Team members for 3 hours 10 minutes.
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Date: 7 September 2018
Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support again for the ongoing search for a vulnerable male in the Heworth area. The Mountain Rescue Incident Officer worked with the Police Search Adviser to develop and agree a search plan.
Team members were deployed from late afternoon into the evening to search open areas, paths and tracks, hedgerows and wooded areas in the vicinity of the missing male’s home.
Unfortunately the male has yet to be located and Police enquiries are ongoing.
The incident involved 18 Team members for 11 hours.
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Date: 6 September 2018
North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out yesterday by Northumbria Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable male in his 70s. The male was last seen near his home, late afternoon the day before.
Following a briefing and planning meeting with the Police Search Adviser, open and wooded areas close to the man’s home were searched. With limited further information available at that stage the Teams stood down.
The incident involved 15 Team members for 10 hours 20 minutes.
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