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TEESDALE AND WEARDALE SEARCH AND MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
 
CALLOUTS
 
Latest Incident:
18/09/14
The team was called to locate a party of six who had been off roading and got their vehicle stuck on the fell. Due to thick mist and very poor visibil...
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The Team have been involved with 38 callouts in the past 12 months. Summary details with time and date are shown below. A map summarising callouts in the past 12 months may be found here (this is generated as a pdf document - acrobat can be downloaded here if required). Alternatively a more advanced version is avaialble here.

Previous years callouts can be found here: 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1999 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981
1979 1978 1977 1976 1974 1972 1970
1969 1968
Please note: Online callout records before November 1999 are incomplete - we are in the process of digitalising earlier years but it is slow process and we're all busy people!

Date
Nature Description Online Links
22.h3
18/09/2014
Team callout
The team was called to locate a party of six who had been off roading and got their vehicle stuck on the fell. Due to thick mist and very poor visibility they were unable to find their way back. Team members located them and evacuated them back to Edmundbyers.
22.h1
12/09/2014
Team callout
The team were called to assist two canoeists who had become benighted on a trip on the river Tees. They were located and police were able to go to the location to evacuate them.
12.00
11/09/2014
Team callout
The Team were called to search for a missing 39 year old female in the Trimdon Colliery area. The woman had last been seen about midnight the day before and was classed as very vulnerable. The Team searched woodland and farmland in the vicinity of the missing persons home. About two hours into the search the missing lady was picked up by the police following their appeal on Facebook and taken to hospital.
18.30
08/09/2014
Team callout
Team called out to assist the other emergency service in the search for a teenager who was last seen in the River Wear at Finchale Abbey. MR search concluded at 2300hrs. At around 1100hrs 09/09/14 a body was recovered from the river which is believed to be the missing teenager
09.00
03/09/2014
Team callout
21.00
29/08/2014
Team callout
12.40
22/08/2014
Team callout
Team assisted North East Ambulance Service with evacuation of casualty with serious injuries over difficult terrain in the Grassholme Reservoir area.
17.45
20/08/2014
Team callout
Team called out at 17.45 to search for a high risk female missing from home. Less than 30 mins after start of search the missing women was found in woodland by a mountain rescue search dog. Casualty carried to NEAS ambulance by team members.
09.00
18/08/2014
Team callout
13.30
09/08/2014
Team callout
The team were fundraising with a street collection in our home town to raise funds. A message came in from one of our search dog handlers who had been at the street collection on the morning and was now exercising his dog at the Demeses, to say that his dog had found an elderly gentleman, collapsed in a ditch away from the main path and about ten metres from a fence. The team dispatched three team members including an advanced casualty carer to his location while recalling our team land-rover with our equipment from another fundraising event at Winston. The gentleman was treated and monitored, while team members set up for a stretcher carry to a position accessible for a road ambulance. The casualty was handed over to a NEAS road ambulance and the gentleman was taken to hospital.
15.30
31/07/2014
Team callout
Team called out to search for male reported to have injured leg after fall near Winston Bridge on the River Tees. Found soon after search commenced. Pain relief and splinting carried out by Team Advanced Casualty Carer
09.40
15/07/2014
Team callout
Team called to search for missing vulnerable 22 year old male. His phone had been pinged to the mast in Castleside. Team stood down before search commenced
22.15
01/07/2014
Team callout
Team requested to assist NEAS and the Fire Service with the evacuation of a man who had fallen and injured his ankle immediately above a drop into a disused quarry in Weardale.
05.00
13/06/2014
Team callout
Team requested to evacuate a body found in woodland near Evenwood across a couple of fields to the nearest road.
11.30
01/06/2014
Team callout
The team were called to assist with the search for a missing 24 year old from Bishop Auckland area. 13 team members and a search dog searched areas of woodland and open ground in the area surrounding the gentleman's house. Unfortunately nothing was found at this stage.
08.45
01/06/2014
Team callout
The team were called to search an area of woodland surrounding an abandoned tent. As the team was preparing to deploy they were requested to help with a search in Bishop Auckland so North of Tyne Mountain Rescue team kindly took over this search to enable us to attend the second one.
11.h0
30/05/2014
Team callout
The North East Ambulance Service requested help from the team to respond to an incident on the River Tees in Piercebridge where two upturned canoes had been sighted. After arriving on scene the boats had been recovered and due to there being no reports of anyone missing the team was stood down.
10.30
21/05/2014
Team callout
Team requested to assist in search for high risk missing male from Aycliffe Village. Missing person was found by the police while the Team were deploying.
09.00
12/05/2014
Team callout
Team have been involved most of today (Monday) in the search for a missing Durham University student. The 19 year old was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning near Baths bridge in Durham City. Steve Owers, Deputy Team Leader said " After a request from Durham Police we started our search early this morning. We used 4 of our canoe group to search the River Wear from Maiden Castle foot bridge downstream to Prebends weir. We worked along side the Water Rescue Team from Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue. Another 8 of our mountain rescue volunteers searched the river banks and a number of areas of woodland in the area where the student lived. Unfortunately we have not found any sign of him."
12.40
04/05/2014
Team callout
The team were on standby for a search in upper Teesdale after the driver from a crashed car had gone missing in the early hours of the morning. As the search was being planned he contacted his family to say he was safe and well.
01.30
30/04/2014
Team callout
Team requested in the early hours of the morning to search for a vulnerable 75 year old male last seen at 8.30 the previous morning, but not reported as missing until late that evening. Missing person found in Durham City by a Team Member en-route to the callout rendezvous point in Crook as a results of the description of the missing person provided.
09.00
15/03/2014
Team callout
07.10
10/03/2014
Team callout
Team called to assist in search for missing 50 year old male from Durham City who went missing the day before and who's car was found by the police in the early hours at Blackhall Rocks picnic site. The Team searched all day alongside the Coastguard and other agencies covering all the ground between the railway and the sea to the north and south of the picnic site. Two Team dogs searched Castle Eden Dene and Crimdon Dene and were also backed up by foot searching. Nothing was found despite the extensive search.
09.00
02/03/2014
Team callout
07.00
16/02/2014
Team callout
Assistance to Swaledale Mountain Rescue team in search for missing hillwalker.
15.05
14/02/2014
Team callout
Team called out to assist motorist stuck in snow near Swinhope ski area in Weardale.
09.00
09/02/2014
Team callout
18.45
07/02/2014
Team callout
Team requested to assist in search for missing 8 year old child in Consett area. Child found by a member of the public as the Team assembled.
08.00
05/02/2014
Team callout
Team assisted North of Tyne MRT in search for missing male at Blackhall Mill on the Durham/Northumberland border.
11.30
14/01/2014
Team callout
Team asked to help in river search for missing 26 year old male from Consett area. Team stood down while assembling as missing person returned home on his own.
10.40
27/12/2013
Team callout
09.30
22/12/2013
Team callout
Team assisted North of Tyne/Northumberland National Park Search Teams with water searches as part of a large scale search for missing 63 year female. This included searching the TWSMRT Canoe Team searching the East Allen River and the Team's Swift Water Technicians checking out culverts and tributaries.
18.30
22/12/2013
Team callout
The team were called to assist car with 4 people stuck in snow on Cowshill to Allenheads road. Stood down en route when car was pulled out by passing motorist.
13.30
19/12/2013
Team callout
Team searched for male missing from home in Burnhope area. 10 team members and 2 search dogs. Nothing found.
07.30
06/12/2013
Team callout
TWSMRT and Cleveland MRT worked together all day to search for a missing 81 year old man in the Middleton One Row area. A body was recovered from the River Tees at around 4.30pm.
09.00
30/11/2013
Team callout
Team canoe group search of River Wear from Durham City to Finchale Abbey in continuing search for missing Durham University student.
08.50
01/11/2013
Team callout
The team were called to help search for a missing student from Durham. They spent the day searching the river banks in Durham city. Unfortunately he was not found.
Archive: 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1999 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981
1979 1978 1977 1976 1974 1972 1970
1969 1968
Please note: Online callout records before November 1999 are incomplete - we are in the process of digitalising earlier years but it is slow process and we're all busy people!

 

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