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Incident No: 92 & 93 2018

Incident No: 92

Date: 9 June 2018
Time: 20.13hrs
Location: South Shields

Incident No: 93
Date: 16 June 2018
Time: 19.46hrs
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.


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Incident No: 88 2018

Date: 29 May 2018
Time: 22.15 hrs
Location: South Shields

Northumbria Police requested support from North of Tyne MRT and ourselves in locating a missing young female in the South Shields area. Whilst our Duty Controller was travelling to liaise with the Police Search Adviser, it was reported that the girl had been located safe and well.

A good, swift outcome.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 40 minutes.

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Incident No: 14 2018

Date: 17 February 2018
Time: 05:53hrs
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.


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Incident No: 07 2018

Date: 25 January 2018
Time: 15.41hrs
Location: South Shields

Northumbria Police activated ourselves and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team yesterday afternoon to assist in the search for an elderly female. The vulnerable female had been reported missing from a care home.

As our Incident Officer and Team members were travelling to South Shields, the good news came in that the female had been located. She had been found in the town centre, safe and well. The HM Coastguard NE were also attending.

A good, swift outcome for all concerned.


The incident involved 14 Team members for 1 hour 30 minutes.


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Incident No: 28 2017

Date: 16 July 2017
Time: 12.53 hrs
Location: East coast, near South Shields

The Duty Controller for North of Tyne MRT and ourselves responded to a request from Northumbria Police again to use SARLOC in helping to locate a missing person. The person was believed to be on the coast in the South Shields area.

The missing person was found two hours after the initial request in a cave on the coast near South Shields.

The incident lasted 1 hour 55 minutes and involved one Team member.




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