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The Team have been involved with 37 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
06.52
17/12/2005
Team callout
A seriously damaged crashed car was found by the police on a rural road but no casulty had been found. Initial police searches for the 29 year old driver were negative. Police found missing man near his home shortly after the Team's search had commenced.
10.02
22/11/2005
Team callout
Team on standby to search marshy area near Kelloe following reports by member of the public of calls for help. Team stood down after about 20 minutes.
13.50
02/11/2005
Team callout
Vulnerable 15 year old boy missing since previous night. Requested by police to search area near to his home. Missing boy returned home of own accord as the Team assembled
10.44
19/10/2005
Team callout
Male had evaded the police in the Barnard Castle area as they tried to section him the previous night and had then disappeared. The Team started searching the most likely areas mainly around the river. The missing person turned up back at home shortly after searches commenced.
15.30
14/10/2005
Team callout
Multiple vehicle collision involving a minibus on the B6277 Mickleton road. 6 people treated by team Advanced Medic for minor injuries.
19.45
07/10/2005
Team callout
A family with two young children had got stuck in their 4x4 on a minor track and did not know their location. Pulling together all the information they could provide the Team Leader identified a probably location. This was confirmed when the vehicle was found by the police helicopter. A small group of Team Members went to the location in the Team's off road vehicle and assisted the families vehicle back to the road.
20.00
06/10/2005
Team callout
Call from police to identify our suitablity to assist with an urban rescue of two boys from a hole. Boys were rescued by alternative means before the Team was deployed.
20.00
03/10/2005
Team callout
The Team were called by the police for intial advice in respect of 60 year old male lost in Hamsterley forest. the Team leader consulted with Forest rangers and specififc locations were identified. The Police helicopter located the missing person before the Team were deployed.
21.00
26/09/2005
Team callout
Police requested Team help in finding a 12 year old who had left school shortly after lunch. He had subsequently been seen on a cycle path. The boy was found by family members shortly after the Team deployed.
12.45
16/09/2005
Team callout
Requested by the police to assist with an incident where a male had fallen at High Force. The Team was called out because initial reports suggested difficult access. The casualty was evacauted as the Team arrived.
BBC 19/09/05 Thisisthenortheast 19/09/05 The Mirror 20/09/05 The Teesdale Mercury 20/09/05
23.13
08/09/2005
Team callout
An 11 year old child was missing for several hours. Child found by police as Team assembled.
23.30
05/09/2005
Team callout
30 year old male mountain biker reported missing in Hamsterley forest. Missing person located by the police helicopter and escorted out of the forect by the Team vehicle.
00.52
03/09/2005
Team callout
Called by the Penrith Team to help in a search for two vulnerable walkers who had reported themselves lost by mobile phone. The missing walkers were found by a rescue helicopter shortly after the Team deployed.
Thisisthenortheast.co.uk 05/09/05
19.30
20/08/2005
Team callout
Team called to Merrybent area of Darlington to search for missing from home 84 year old male. Search of farmland and woodland. The Team was supported by police helicopter and police dog section. The body of the missing person was located close to where he was last seen.
17.33
12/08/2005
Team callout
A couple out walking reported themselves lost in Hamsterley forest (using a mobile phone). One of the missing persons suffered from diabeties and had run out of food. A police helicopter managed to locate the missing couple. The helicopter evacuated the diabetic while the remainder of the party were evacuated using a Team Vehicle.
Thisisthenortheast 15/08/05
14.10
05/08/2005
Team callout
6 year old male sustained injury on left knee after being run over by a quad bike. 66 year old female also injured by the same quad bike. This casualty received minor leg injury, and advised to go to A & E if symptoms worsen.
22.03
01/08/2005
Team callout
A motorist was flagged down by some youths who said a friend was stuck on a nearby rock face. The Team quickly assembled but could find no sign of the youths or their car.
20.40
29/07/2005
Team callout
Search for missing middle aged male believed to be at significant risk of self harm. Team deployed at first light (30/07/05) to area near Richmond to assist in NESRA search that had been going on over night. The missing person was found by a SARDA dog and the Team assisted in the evacuation to County Ambulance.
Thisisthenortheast.co.uk 02/08/05
17.30
23/07/2005
Team callout
Elderly female Alzihmers suffer reported missing from home. Found by police as Team assembled.
14.00
23/07/2005
Team callout
3 casulties treated and sent to Hospital while Mountain Biking at Hamsterley Forest.
13.30
11/07/2005
Team callout
Young male went missing following an 18th Birthday celebration. After initial search by his friends the police were called. Initial checks proved negative and the Team were called out. The missing person was quickly found safe and well and escorted back to the police by Team members.
10.00
09/07/2005
Team callout
14 participants of the Great North Walk assisted with a range of injuries - six of which were classified as serious.
10.00
08/07/2005
Team callout
Team on Standby to assist Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team during their search in the Richmond area.

BBC 06/07/05

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The Sun 08?/07/05

20.30
02/07/2005
Team callout
Request by police to assist in search for two missing boys aged 9 and 10 in the Peterlee area. One of the boys was additionally vulnerable in respect of a medical condition. Boys found safe by police as Team assembled.
09.30
22/06/2005
Team callout
Continuation of previous search. Result was again negative. Missing person turned up safe the following day outside the scope of the search.
17.45
21/06/2005
Team callout
Search for missing 66 Year old male from Bishop Auckland, Eldon Lane area. Missing Person after his evening meal went for his evening walk which normally took about 60 Mins. Missing Person suffers from angina & a stroke from 2 years ago. Searched all local pathways and know walk routes. Nothing found
14.55
21/06/2005
Team callout
Call from Northumberland National Parks Search and Rescue Team following a call to them relaying request for help from a walker with a twsisted knee and lost in mist on Cross Fell. Penrtih Mountain Rescue Team alerted and TWSRT Team leader spoke to relatives - Team on standby to assist until Penrith Mountain Rescue Team located walker at 18.45 hrs safe.
23.30
18/06/2005
Team callout
Standby to assist in possible North East Search and Rescue response to flash flooding in North Yorkshire and reports of several people missing. Team on standby through night - not required.
BBC 20/06/05
14.37
14/06/2005
Team callout
Walker contacted TWSRT on his mobile phone and reported himself lost. Following further discussion with the missing walker some directions were given and a Team member was sent to Moorhouse where the missing walker was duely found.
Thisisthenortheast 18/06/05
13.00
14/06/2005
Team callout
Lamb and Ewe crag fast at Holwick Scars - both sheep fell before rope in place
20.20
12/06/2005
Team callout
Requested to search for a female in her 70's suffering from Alzheimer's. The missing lady had left her home about eight hour's earlier to "walk to Rookhope". The Team's search found more sightings. The missing person approached a member of the public at about 22.20 who contacted the police. Team medics checked the missing person over and found her in good physical health.
12.01
01/06/2005
Team callout
Ewe and lamb cragfast at Holwoick Scar for 2 days - recovered by team member using ropes
21.30
29/05/2005
Team callout
Call from Police in respect of a male missing from home in Darlington and possibility of his car being located in Dale during the night. Small response group on standby through night, involving advanced casualty career and SARDA dog. No further developments
08.40
19/05/2005
Team callout
Team members assisted with Cas Care treatment of female who had been involved in RTA. Female driver possible had spinal injuries. Casualty stabilized until County Ambulance arrived.
18.30
18/05/2005
Team callout
Called by police following find of male clothing neatly folded near river wear at Willington. Search of immediate area, and river banks supported by Team canoe group and SARDA dog Meg. Nothing found - river pools identified for Police to search with underwater unit.
12.00
15/05/2005
Team callout
Call by police to assist in search for male - in hills between Stanhope and Egglestone, possible self harm. Duty Controller advised of priority areas and person was located by Police helicopter, and evacuated to hospital as Team assembled.
11.30
27/04/2005
Team callout
Army Cadet undertaking his Duke of Edinburgh fell and injured his ribs. Assisted off the fells by team members.
15.20
08/04/2005
Team callout
Duke of Edinburgh group from assisted out of the Cauldron Snout area during bad weather. Group took shelter in the High Force Youth Hostel overnight and continued their expedition the following morning.
12.01
26/03/2005
Team callout
Requested by police to search for missing from home male, who was considered to be at risk. Police enquiries & searches suggested that he may have travelled to the Broken Scar area. A hasty search was carried out in the early evening using the last of the light. Nothing found. Missing male turned up at home later safe & well at a friends house.
12.22
26/03/2005
Team callout
Standby to assist Swaledale Team
11.00
22/03/2005
Team callout
Call out by Crook police to assist in search around the St. Johns Chapel area for male who rang 999 stating he was going to harm himself. Mobile phone located to specific area. Air support not available due to poor visibility. Police off road bikes deployed. Initial search of area, negative. New information received and relocated search to Frosterley area. Police stood search down to make further enquiries.
06.45
21/03/2005
Team callout
Team member first on scene at serious RTA. 21 year old male struck by bus. Immediate care given, however the person died at the scene.
BBC 21/03/05
BBC 23/03/05
Durham Police 13/06/05
04.30
14/03/2005
Team callout
Requested by police to search for missing 15 Year old girl in Consett area -Weather cold. Search of woodland & open ground. 2 SARDA dogs assisted plus RAF Helicopter. Missing person returned home at 0800hrs.
18.00
12/03/2005
Team callout
Police receive 999 call from two male walkers lost - mobile phone trace identifies area at Scargill Moor near Bowes. Control and samml search group (6) respond to assist police fixed wing aircraft. Lost walkers located some distance away in Swaledale on Water Crag. Swaledale MRT & TWSRT located & located evacuate walkers - unharmed. Terrain difficult under foot, large areas of deep wet snow.
16.36
07/03/2005
Team callout
Requested by police to search Broken Scar for missing vulnerable female missing from home since 11.10hrs. Mobile phone signal indicated in the Broken Scra area. Canoe group responeded to search river & river banks in the immediate area supported by India 88. Nothing found. Missing person later reported to be outside of the area.
13.10
05/03/2005
Team callout
Requested by police to assist in rescue of snowbound car with 3 passangers on Stanhope / Blanchland road. Police vehicle also snowbound. Landrover & 10 team members attended, driving through white out conditions & deep drifting snow to reach police car. Team members walked through 4 feet deep snow to car & evacuated 3 people back to team landrover.
17.41
03/03/2005
Team callout
Call out from Fire Control & Police. Dog cragfast on 250 foot high quary face since 3pm. Fire Crews unable to effect rescue. Team members attended, dog retrived on 250 foot lower by 2 team members & re-united with owner - uninjured. Conditions, deep snow cover and dark. Para Flares used to illuminate scene.
09.30
27/02/2005
Team callout
Call by police - missing female from Towlaw - in car threatening suicide. Mobile "Pinged" location 5km radius of Towlaw. Indications accessing Fell. Has previously been subject to search before. 3 Team members search key focal points along with police. Missing person located in car. Taken to hospital.
21.00
26/02/2005
Team callout
17 Year old female left hospital stating that she was going for a coffee at the nearby Airport. Search commenced. Nothing found.
Thisisthenortheast.co.uk 28/02/2005
12.30
24/02/2005
Team callout
Team leader alerted to stranded driver on Cowshill / Allenheads road - following news report on radio Newcastle. 4 Foot snow drifts, driver had been there since 7am. Enquiries to NOTSRT, police establish no one aware of this. Radio station receive further info at 13:15hrs from driver. - still stuck in car half buried. Position confirmed as County Border above Cowshill, Weardale. Team Leader spoke to driver (Whom was now getting concerned). NOTSRT link up with snow clearing machines from Northumberland - TWSRT on standby - Durham Police activate snow clearing machines from Weardale - Local Team Members liases with crews at the scene. Driver recovered from car & snow, safe & well.
13.30
24/02/2005
Team callout
Call out request by police to 8 Month pregnant woman stranded on Castleside / Stanhope road in a Landrover -White out conditions & severe drifting. Police vehicles snow bound 3 miles from scene. Air ambulance unable to fly - RAF Boulmer preparing to attempt an assist. Team members access scene in tractors & snow ploughs. Woman recovered by tractor to Stanhope. Police officers & BBC Film Crew evacuated back to A68.
15.30
24/02/2005
Team callout
Call Out request by police , report of distressed driver stuck on A68. Severe snow drifting. Team landrover & crew search road from Castleside to Towlaw. Nothing found. All incidents receive extensive TV & Radio coverage, including live BBC radio link as incidents progressed. Events covered on National TV news.
BBC 24/02/05
12.01
31/01/2005
Team callout
Review with Police. Search continued. 2 team members re-visited specific areas in daylight & canoe search group prepared for river search. Missing person found by member of public safe & well in main shopping area, having slept rough in woodland overnight.
19.45
30/01/2005
Team callout
Requested by police to search for missing 54 year old male - vulnerable. Search of woods & open ground including urban parks & cemeteries in Barnard Castle. Assisted by India 99. SARDA dog also deployed. Searched until 01.00hrs on 31/01/05 - nothing found.
12.45
16/01/2005
Team callout
Team called by police following report of elderly male entering river Wear at Hunwick near Bishop Auckland. Team training with RAF Sea King at the time. 7 Team members flown direct to scene - Police helicopter & Fire Service also in attendance. Team member in RAF Sea King commenced search whilst Team members on ground prepared search alongside Fire personnel. Body located downstream and winched to riverbank by RAF Helicopter.
BBC 17/01/05
Thisisthenortheast.co.uk 17/01/05
Thisisthenortheast.co.uk 27/05/05
09.37
12/01/2005
Team callout
39 Year old male MFH. Search established nothing found. MHF returned home 2 days later safe & well.

BBC 13/01/05

Tyne Tees 13/01/05

14.00
31/12/2004
Team callout
Requested by police to search for MFH. Search of Pennine Way / Bowlees Area. Missing person located by Team Member enroute to Bowlees.
08.30
03/12/2004
Team callout
Team member arrived at an RTA after police but before ambulance. Carried out primary survey and applied cervical collar to female driver before handing over to County Ambulance.
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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