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.
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.
Date: 9 June 2018
Location: South Shields
Incident No: 93
Date: 16 June 2018
Location: Morpeth area
Northumbria Police requested support from Mountain Rescue to assist in locating two high risk missing persons. Sarloc Rescue and PhoneFind were both used. Prior to a response being received to the text message, the Police located the missing persons.
Both incidents involved 1 Team member for 3.5 hours and 15 minutes respectively.
Date: 1 June 2018
Time: 09.51 hrs
A high risk missing person was reported in the Northumberland area. Northumbria Police requested the use of #SARLOC and #PhoneFind to assist in locating the missing person. Unfortunately the missing male did not respond to either.
As the Duty Controller for North of Tyne MRT and ourselves was liaising with the Police Search Adviser, it was confirmed the male had been located.
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: 22 May 2018
Time: 11.02 hrs
Location: Bedlington area
It is not since early January that we’ve had a full week with no incidents. Well that was last week!
On Tuesday, Northumbria Police requested support in locating a vulnerable missing person in the Bedlington area. #PhoneFind, a new location tool at our disposal, and #SARLOC we’re both used by our Duty Controller.
A member of public came across the missing person soon after and the Team and North of Tyne MRT were stood down.
Date: 11 May 2018
Time: 22.44 hrs
Late on Friday night, our Duty Controller responded to a request from Northumbria Police for support in locating a vulnerable person. #SARLOCwas utilised but unfortunately the missing person did not respond. Without further information the Team and North of Tyne MRT stood down.
Thankfully the missing person returned home the following day, safe and well.
Date: 6 May 2018
Time: 15.47 hrs
Location: Kielder Water
On Sunday the North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an injured cyclist at Kielder Water. Initially the exact location of the cyclist and intended route was unknown. #SARLOC was successfully used by North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves to fix the cyclist’s location, identified as being on the Lakeside Way, east of Gowanburn.
The cyclist was treated on scene by NEAS and evacuated using the Hazardous Area Response Team’s ATV with Mountain Rescue’s assistance.
Whilst responding to the above incident, both MRTs were also requested to assist Northumbria Police in locating a vulnerable male. The male was successfully located near to Kielder Dam by Mountain Rescue members.
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.