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CALLOUTS
 
Latest Incident:
08/10/14
Team called to assist Swaledale Team as part of an extended search for a vulnerable missing male in Arkengarthdale, Swaledale. The missing man was fou...
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The Team have been involved with 39 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
14.00
23/12/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to assist in recovery of body, from difficult ground beneath Causey Arch. Fire and Rescue Service also attended and effected recovery as Team arrived.
15.00
22/12/2002
Team callout
Animal rescue. Local Team member out training dog, finds and releases sheep trapped under tree and entangled by wire. Assisted by other local Team members.
08.20
16/12/2002
Team callout
Team members assist at RTA. Teenage girl knocked down by car.
09.00
08/12/2002
Team callout
Search for missing 19 year old male continues. Search of river and woodland. Assisted by 32 Police officers. Nothing found.
12.01
05/12/2002
Team callout
Team member assisted Ambulance crew at scene of serious RTA. Two fatalities and two seriously injured.
20.00
22/11/2002
Team callout
Standby for search for missing male alzheimers sufferer. Team stood down before search commenced – found safe in Durham.
15.30
15/11/2002
Team callout
NESRA call out standby for missing woman in Swaledale. Found before Team deployed.
12.00
10/11/2002
Team callout
Search continues for 19 year old male. Search of woodlands & open Ground. Nothing Found.
thisisthenortheast 31/10/02
10.00
09/11/2002
Team callout
Search continues. Team Sarda dog deployed to woodland areas. Nothing found
09.00
29/10/2002
Team callout
Search for missing 19 year old male continues. Additional Teams from NESRA assist in widening search area to extensive woodland areas. Police helicopter assists. 46 personnel in attendance from TWSRT, Cleveland SRT, North of Tyne SRT, and Swaledale Fell Rescue Organisation.
BBC 08/11/02
09.00
26/10/2002
Team callout
Search continues for missing from home 19 year old male. Team SARDA dog and Police helicopter assist. Widened search of areas known to be visited by missing person.
Thisisthenorthest 28/10/02
18.30
26/10/2002
Team callout
Consultation request by Barnard castle Police, in respect of sighting of overturned canoe in swollen River Tees. Police enquiries continued. Later discussion concluded canoe was ‘lost’ and not reported by owner. No further action required.
17.00
25/10/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to search for missing form home 19 year old despondent male. Search of woodland and open ground close to his home. Assisted by Police helicopter.
14.00
05/10/2002
Other
Team member assisted cragfast youth to safety
20.00
24/09/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to search for 9 year old girl missing from home. Search commencing when girl located safe and well in nearby village.
13.00
20/09/2002
Team callout
Team members assist injured walker on steep ground . Evacuation by Glencoe MRT
15.15
25/08/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to search for missing 74 year old male Alzheimers sufferer, separated from family on visit to Egglestone Hall. Police aircraft assisted search. Found, 5 hours later as darkness fell, almost 1 km away in open farmland. Safe and well.
11.00
07/08/2002
Team callout
NESRA standby for weekend search. Missing male. Stood down before Team deployed.
16.00
03/08/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to search for missing vulnerable 70 years old male. Car abandoned at start of regular short walk. Search of woods and parkland. SARDA dog deployed. Police fixed wing aircraft also involved. Nothing found. Missing person later found safe in Stanhope 25 miles away on morning of 5/8/02.
18.45
21/07/2002
Team callout
Call to assist mountain biker who had fallen and sustained suspected head and arm injuries. 1 mile stretcher evacuation to Team Landrover and transfer to County Ambulance.
Teesdale Mercury 24/07/02
20.00
20/07/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to search for missing despondent male, traced by cell phone calls to the area. Police fixed wing aircraft assisted and located abandoned vehicle and later, the missing person 3 km away on open fell. Team evacuated to county ambulance.
14.30
20/07/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to search River Tees, following discovery of clothes, camping and fishing equipment on banks. Search located dinghy nearby. Nothing else found. Police enquiries continuing.
09.00
13/07/2002
Team callout
Search continues for male missing from home. Search of woodland. Nothing found

BBC 16/12/03

Thisisthenortheast 29/03/03

10.00
12/07/2002
Team callout
Search continues for male missing from home since 25/3. Team assisted specialist search dog from South Yorkshire Police. Search of dense undergrowth. Nothing found.
14.00
02/07/2002
Team callout
Team asked to search for missing 53 year old. Search of woodland. Missing person located safe & well and taken to local Hospital for checkup.
14.00
02/07/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to search for missing vulnerable 53 year old male. Search of open ground bordering urban area. Missing person located out of search area and taken to hospital by County Ambulance.
Thisisthenortheast 04/07/2002
11.53
15/06/2002
Team callout
Team on exercise, team member witnessed 14 year old boy who was participating in a large organised expedition training day, attempt to re-fuel a Trangia stove whilst still alight. Suffered burns to side of face and shock. Immediate care given and evacuated to group Supervisors. Advised to attend Hospital.
12.00
09/06/2002
Team callout
Team member assists cragfast youth on the Coast line at outh Shields.
09.00
08/06/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to search 3 farms belonging to a farmer missing since 10th May. The farmer had been last seen 30 miles away and may have returned to farms. Missing person also believed to be despondent. Search of woodland and farmland. Nothing found.
14.30
01/06/2002
Team callout
Team shadowing ‘Roof of England Walks’. Female 78 years old separated from party near Cauldron Snout. Team searched Pennine way to intended destination of Widdybank Farm – negative. Search ready to escalate when missing person turned up safe and well at Langdon Beck YHA having left Pennine Way at Cauldron Snout and crossed Widdybank Fell.
11.30
24/05/2002
Team callout
Request to assist Penrith Mountain Rescue Team in search for missing 41 year old male walking from Dufton to Alston. Kirby Stephen SMRT, Kendal MRT and Sarda Lakes also attended. Last seen 24/5. Weather cool windy with heavy overnight rain. Becks in spate. TWSRT searched from Yad Moss. Penrith Team found man dead on summit of Green Fell on Pennine Way. He had not sought shelter, believed to have succumbed quickly. Stretchered off by PMRT.
Thisisthenortheast 27/05/02
10.30
20/05/2002
Team callout
Search for missing person. Subsequently found safe and well by Police in Peterlee on evening of 22/5/02.

Thisisthenortheast 22/05/02

Thisisthenortheast 23/05/02

18.30
19/05/2002
Team callout
Search for missing 71 year old Pennine Way walker. Separated from walking partner near Baldersdale. Search involved 1st phase;TWSRT assisted by police air support and RAF Sea king and Sarda dog. 2nd phase commenced 04.00 hrs involving additional 90 personnel from NNPSRT, NOTSRT, SFRO, CSRT, SDSRT, PMRT, KSSMRT, SARDA LAKES – 3, SARDA ENGLAND –3, AND RAF LEEMING MRT. Air support from India 88 and RAF Sea king. Missing person located in Middleton at 10.30 hrs 21/5/02, having spent night in B and B and failed to notify walking partner or family. Extensive national media coverage.

BBC 21/05/02

BBC 22/05/02

23.00
19/05/2002
Team callout
Request by Police to assist in locating anonymously 999 reported RTA. Police air support unable to work due to poor weather. TWSRT Mobile despatched. Police located crashed vehicle.
16.00
05/05/2002
Team callout
Search for missing from home 62 years old despondent woman. Search of Tees around Broken Scar and search of urban area around South Park, River Skerne and adjacent woodland. Woman found alive, by Police, following reported sighting by security guards – in derelict house close to her home.
11.45
25/04/2002
Team callout
Search missing 69 year old vulnerable male. Assisted by Police Air support and Team Sarda dog. Nothing found. Team stood down 09.00hrs 27/4/02 man located in Hospital in Teesside.
18.00
23/04/2002
Team callout
Search continues for missing male. Total 500 Team hours to date. Nothing found. Search stood down until further evidence is received.
Thisisthenortheast 06/08/02
09.00
20/04/2002
Team callout
Search continues for missing male. Further river and land sectors covered. Nothing found
09.00
05/04/2002
Team callout
Search resumes for Mr Donnelly. Land and canoe river search. Nothing found.
Thisisthenortheast 20/04/02
09.00
03/04/2002
Team callout
Search for missing 53 year old male Eddie Donnelly. Despondent. Assisted by two members of North of Tyne Search and Rescue Team, Police Air support and Transport Police. Nothing found.
11.00
29/03/2002
Team callout
Stand by possible search for missing 15 year old boy from Northumbria Police Area (NOTSRT) ast seen at Riverside Park. Team not required.
12.01
16/01/2002
Team callout
Body of elderly male found by Team Sarda dog handler following more information from Police.
Thisisthenortheast 17/01/02
12.10
12/01/2002
Other
Trainee Team member assists injured canoeist on River Tees.
23.25
10/01/2002
Team callout
Search for missing 59 Year old female, Dementia sufferer. NESRA stand by 03.00 hrs. team find lady trapped in locked school grounds. Hypothermic and foot injury. Evacuated to Hospital.

Thisisthenortheast 01/06/02

Thisisthenortheast 15/01/02

22.55
24/12/2001
Team callout
Call out to search for despondent 39 year old woman. Team member enquires located woman and Police make find overdosed taken to hospital. Team stood down en route
08.30
16/12/2001
Team callout
Search continues for missing male pensioner. Team searched steep ground alongside resevoir and canoe search of resevoirs. Nothing found.
Thisithenortheast 17/12/01
13.00
06/12/2001
Team callout
Call to assist Northumberland National Parks Search and Rescue Team in search for vulnerable 80 year old missing from Sunniside since 04.00 hrs. Found in Causey wood having fallen down steep bank and crossed river. Hypothermic - evacuated by Air Ambulance to hospital
23.59
02/12/2001
Team callout
Request by Police to search open and wooded ground adjacent to Housing estate. Missing 35 year old male, possible despondent. Assisted by police air support and Team search dog. Finished 04.00 hrs. Nothing found. Team departs to resume search in Lunedale. This search handed over to Northumberland National Parks Search and Rescue Team and North of Tyne Search and Rescue Team at 09.00 hrs 2/12/01. Nothing found – missing person turns up in Scotland safe.
Thisisthenortheast 03/12/02
06.00
02/12/2001
Team callout
Search resumes for Missing male. Assisted by Swaledale FRO and DEFRA Foot and Mouth de-comtamination unit. Nothing 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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