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Incident No: 137 2018

Date: 11 December 2018
Time: 08.00hrs
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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Incident No: 136 2018

Date: 9 December 2018
Time: 19.12hrs
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 NorthumberlandBerwick Coastguard rescue team and Eyemouth CoastguardNorth 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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Incident No: 115 2018

Date: 16 September 2018
Time: 20.00hrs
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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Incident No: 114 2018

Date: 13 September 2018
Time: 17.31hrs
Location: Shiney Row

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 TeamTeesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue TeamSearch 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.

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Incident No: 113 2018

Date: 12 September 2018
Time: 13.28hrs
Location: Hethpool

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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Incident No: 112 2018

Date: 11 September 2018
Time: 02.57hrs
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.

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Incident No: 111 2018

Date: 8 September 2018
Time: 14.17hrs
Location: Simonside

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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Incident: 109 2018

Date: 7 September 2018
Time: 09.22hrs
Location: Heworth

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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Incident No: 108 2018

Date: 6 September 2018
Time: 09.41hrs
Location: Heworth

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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Incident No: 106 2018

Date: 30 August 2018
Time: 16.37hrs
Location: Harwood Forest

A busy end to August for our volunteers with three incidents in four days!

North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance yesterday afternoon in locating an injured young mountain biker and his father. They were believed to be in the area of Simonside Forest.

With NEAS assets in the area North of Tyne MRT and ourselves immediately despatched a local Team member, one of our incident controllers, to liaise with the crews. Drivers were also allocated to our response vehicles. In the meantime our Incident Officer used our #PhoneFind technology and local knowledge to confirm the exact location of the casualty. Thankfully the young mountain biker was on a drivable track and we were able to direct the Ambulance resources into the location.

Our Team member on scene then assisted the crew to stabilise the injury before escorting everyone out of Harwood Forest.

We hope the casualty makes a swift recovery and that this incident hasn’t put him off mountain biking.

The incident involved 6 Team members for 1 hour 20 minutes.

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