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: 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: 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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Date: 27 August 2018
Location: Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall
Our quiet period came to end earlier today when Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in evacuating an injured female walker on Hadrian’s Wall. The female had been stabilised by a Northumberland National Park Ranger before the Team’s and North of Tyne MRT’s members arrived.
Two North East Ambulance Service Paramedics were also transported to the scene. They provided pain relief before the walker was evacuated in a Mountain Rescue Landrover to the road at Steel Rigg.
We wish the walker a speedy recovery and would like to thank the Ranger and a passing Doctor for their assistance.
The incident involved 22 Team members for 2 hours 30 minutes.
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Date: 19 August 2018
Location: South Tyne Valley
Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in evacuating an injured walker from the South Tyne Valley close to Alston. Both Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team’s were mobilised to attend. The casualty was treated for an ankle injury and transported onwards to hospital in a Team vehicle.
The incident involved 12 Team member for 2 hours 55 minutes. #somuchmorethanmountains #mrew #nnpmrtincidents2018 #mountains
Date: 10 August 2018
Location: North Shields
An early morning call from Northumbria Police requesting Mountain Rescue’s support in locating a high risk, vulnerable male missing from home in the North Shields area. As the Team were mobilising for a first light search thankfully the missing person was found by Police Officers.
The incident involved 8 Team member for 19 minutes.
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Date: 20 July 2018
Location: Plessey Woods Country Park
A first for the Team, the number of incidents in one year has reached treble figures!
Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in locating a vulnerable missing male in the Plessey Woods area. Police dogs and the National Police Air Support unit were already searching for the missing person.
Our Duty Controller responded and used PhoneFind and SARLOC location tools. Unfortunately neither generated a response – the missing person needs to voluntarily click on the weblink in the text message to reveal their location on our mapping software.
Thankfully a member of the public came across the missing person, outside of the search area, and requested an Ambulance.
The incident involved 1 Team member for 2 hours.
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Date: 11 July 2018
Time: 16.31 hrs
Location: Norham, near Berwick
As the country was getting ready for the England match, Northumbria Policerequested support from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves for a vulnerable male, missing from home in the Norham area. Both Teams were deployed to search paths and tracks, the banks of the River Tweed and wooded areas close to Norham.
Border Search and Rescue Unit were also alerted. They stood down though as the Teams on the south side of the Scottish border located the missing person, safe and well.
The incident involved 19 Team members 5.5 hours.
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Date: 1 July 2018
Northumbria Police requested the use of PhoneFind and SARLOC to assist in locating a missing person. The Duty Controller acting on behalf of North of Tyne MRT and ourselves duly obliged. No response to SMS messages was received.
The incident involved 1 Team member for 1 hour.