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31/07/14
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. P...
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The Team have been involved with 30 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
09.00
21/12/2008
Team callout
0900hrs request by Swaledale MRT for Team assistance in search for missing person. Ten team members a two search dog's (Skye and N.U.T) attended. Teesdale foot team located the body of the missing person on the dam wall around 1200hrs. The body was retrieved by police divers and assisted by both Swale and Teesdale team members.
17.12
20/12/2008
Other
Team Search dog Skye was called to assist Swaledale MRT to search for a missing male for the Leighton area, Concern for the missing 22 year olds wellbeing was raised by family.Immediate search of the area where the missing males car was located. Swaledale MRT after four hours of searching & nothing found it was decided to start at 0800hrs the following morning with additional personnel from TWSMRT, Upper Warthdale MRT and Search dogs.
08.00
19/12/2008
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have been carrying out a search overnight for a missing 81 year old man. The gentleman was last see at his home in Stanhope Co. Durham just after lunch yesterday.(Thursday). 19 Rescue Team volunteers and 3 mountain rescue search dogs searched for 8 hours last night assisted by police officers and the air support unit.The search recommences at first light with the assistance of neighbouring mountain rescue team. Stephen Marrs Rescue Team Controller said "We had started to go over ground searched during the night and expand our search with the help of the Cleveland Team when a friend of the gentleman's family found him close to a quarry to the North of the town. We were able to get one of our medics to the scene within a few minutes. We decided that the safest option was to carry the gentleman to the Police helicopter which had landed 200m from the scene. Because of a steep slope we were assisted by a number of police officers and an ambulance crew. The man was taken to James Cook hospital by the police helicopter".
18.28
18/12/2008
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are coordinating a major search for a elderly man missing from the Stanhope area of County Durham. The 81 year old gentleman was last seen just after lunch on Thursday. Overnight 19 members of the Teesdale & Weardale team worked with 3 mountain rescue search dogs, police officers and police air support to search areas to the north of the town. Team spokesman Steve Owers said " We found no sign on the man overnight so we will be expanding our search today (Friday). We have asked for assistance from all of the North East Mountain Rescue Teams so we can cover the extensive fell and quarry areas close to Stanhope".
01.35
17/12/2008
Team callout
Team requested to assist in search for missing cild in the Ferryhill area. Child found safe and well by the Police as Team members were en route to the incident.
04.00
04/12/2008
Team callout
04.00 hrs Team 4x4 capacity on standby during heavy snowfall. Stooddown at 12.00hrs.
12.05
14/11/2008
Team callout
12.00hrs Consulation by Police with Team leader on search for a missing male. Initial strategies identified in these discussions lead to finding of the male by Police.
17.00
30/09/2008
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called out this evening (Tuesday) to search for a missing women. The middle aged women from the Crook area went missing around lunchtime. Her car was found on remote moorland track to the north of Hamsterlry Forest in County Durham at 5pm. Fifteen mountain rescue volunteers, three mountain rescue search dogs, six police officers and the police helicopter were involved in the search. Steve Owers Rescue Team spokesman said "We started the search just as darkness was falling. As the evening went on we finally were able to make contact with the lady on her mobile phone. She was unable to tell us her location so it took 15-20 minutes of talking to her and asking her various questions to try and establish a rough search area. We were able to use the police helicopter as a reference point and ask her to describe where she was in relation to the aircraft. We then sent out a search group and we found her within a few minutes at around 8pm". The women was then taken to hospital by ambulance.
12.00
28/09/2008
Team callout
Assisted crag fast family group up the scramble at the end of Sharp Edge.Two male & one female
17.00
27/09/2008
Team callout
The Team was asked by the RSPCA and Fire & Rescue Service to assist in the rescue of a young Harris Hawk stuck in a tree. Three team members attended. The bird eventually flew down to safety.
Hartlepool Mail
20.30
24/09/2008
Team callout
20.30 hrs request by Police to search area next to Hury Resevoir following possible sighting in relation to missing person incident yesterday (44-2007/2008)in nearby Cumbria. Police helicopter and small search group with 1 SARDA dog attended. Nothing found.
17.00
23/09/2008
Team callout
Search dog (Skye) was called to assist a neighbouring team (Kirby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team) to search for a missing person in the Tan Hill area. They were stood down around 2200hrs, the search has continued today (24th Sep) with several teams being called in to assist.
12.30
05/09/2008
Team callout
12.45 hrs request by Police to assist in search for a grouse beater lost and injured. Location uncertain and eventually thought to be in Allenheads area, incident then transferred to NOTSRT.
12.45
03/09/2008
Team callout
12.45 hrs request by Police to assist in search for missing male in Tow Law area. Body of missing person located early in search.
07.15
14/08/2008
Team callout
Team called by Police to assist in MFH search in the West Auckland Area. Missing person located by Police out of the area.
16.00
05/07/2008
Team callout
16.00 request by Police to assist in search for missing male in Waldridge Fell area. Search strategy given and SARDA dogs alerted. Stood down when person found safe by Police following intial strategy actions.
22.15
03/07/2008
Team callout
22.15 Team member assited at scene of motorcycle RTA in Weardale.
18.00
25/06/2008
Team callout
18.00 hrs request by Police to search for two elderly hillwalkers reported overdue from walk on Cronkley Fell. Team assembling to start search when both walkers turned up safe and well.
21.44
23/06/2008
Team callout
21.40 hrs request by Police to locate and evacuate injured female hillwalker at the Stang Forest. Located on high ground some 3 km from public road. Evacuated to County Ambulance.
11.30
23/06/2008
Team callout
11.30 hrs request by police to assit in evacuation of an injured male who had fallen down steep ground near at Ferryhill. Air ambualnce also in attendance. Team utilised rope rescue techniques to evacuate male to County ambulance.
21.45
22/06/2008
Other
Team SARDA dog responded to request from Swaledale MRT to assist in search near leyburn. Stood down en route.
14.00
22/06/2008
Team callout
14.00 hrs - request for assitance from Penrith MRT, following 999 call reporting a mountain biker being lost on Cross Fell plateau in very poor conditons. Team mobile and search group deployed and all bikers located safe and well having made their own way off the hill.
13.30
22/06/2008
Team callout
13.30 hrs request by Police to assist in search for missing vulnerable male near Durham City. Search of woodland and farmland. Three Team SARDA dogs also deployed.Person found safe by SARDA dog.
22.35
21/06/2008
Team callout
22.35 request by Police to assist in search for missing vulnerable female in Durham City area. Initail search concluded by two Team members and SARDA dog, prior to the person being located safe and well elswhere. Stooddown 00.45 hrs.
12.35
15/06/2008
Team callout
12.35 hrs request by Police to assist in search for missing male in the Beamish area. Search of woodland, assisted by Police helicopter and deployment of SARDA dogs. Missing person turned up safe and well as search was progressing.
00.25
15/06/2008
Team callout
00.25 hrs request by Police to attend incident of male reported to have fallen 60 ft at Holwick Crags. Team en route when stood down as male located and walked out.
18.16
13/05/2008
Team callout
FIRST FIND FOR SARDA SEARCH DOG HOLLY, 42 year old male missing from home from the Byker Area of Newcastle. Mobile phone "Pinged" in the Chester-Le-Street Area. Police Air Support, 15 Mountain Rescue Team Members and 3 SARDA search Dogs assisted in the search. MFH found safe & well by Team SARDA dog in the Plawsworth Area of Chester-Le-Street.
04.30
08/05/2008
Team callout
Team called by police to search for missing female at 0430hrs this morning. Search of open ground and woodland. Assisted by Swaledale MRT and one SARDA dog. Police helicopter in attendance. Stood down at 10.00 hours - nothing found
BBC 8/05/08
20.20
07/05/2008
Team callout
Search for MFH elderly male in the Bowburn Area of Durham. Search teams along with Sarda Search dogs, police and Police helicopter searched the immediate area. Elderly Male found by Police in early hours of the morning in nearby Industrial Area.
18.00
07/05/2008
Team callout
Search Team members along with Sarda Search Dogs and Swift Water Team searched river after a report to the police of a discovery of clothing and 3 inflatable boats near a Weir on the River at Witton Park. Police helicopter in attendance.Nothing Found
10.30
02/05/2008
Team callout
Search continuation from 30/04/08. Searching for MFH 48 year old male from the Langley Park area of Durham. 343hrs of searching with the assistance from 4 SARDA search dogs. One Search dog from Swaledale.
22.00
30/04/2008
Team callout
Search for MFH 48 year old male from Langley Park. Search of local paths, tracks and wooded areas. Nothing Found. Search to continue tomorrow.
16.38
30/04/2008
Team callout
16.30 hrs request by Police. 2 Walkers rescued from Holwick Fell after sustaining injury when crossing small stream. Air ambulance was requested to assist and evacuate injured male, whilst female partner was assited from fell by SARDA Dog Des and Team. Weather: localised rainstorms.
00.05
28/04/2008
Team callout
00.05 hrs request by Police to search for person missing and distressed on fells near Tan Hill. Kirby Stephen MRT and Swaledale MRT also attended. 5 SARDA dogs deployed. Stood down as early searches commenced when person located by Police.
17.30
26/04/2008
Team callout
Saturday 26th April 1730hrs two team members were about to start climbing at Castle Crag in the Lake District when they received a call from another search dog handler, who knew they were in the area, requesting their assistance in the search of 6 missing walkers in Wet saddle area of Shap who had became lost due to falling mist. The two members and Search dog Skye met up with Kirby Stephens MRT when they received a phone call from the police saying the missing party had re-located themselves and they no-longer required Mountain Rescue, it was decided that Search dog Skye and Search dog N.U.T with navigator Simon Stuart would walk up to meet the missing party. The party was never met and it was believed they got themselves down off the hill.
10.30
17/04/2008
Other
Team?s Search and Rescue Dogs (Search Dog Skye and Search Dog N.U.T) were called to assist Cleveland Search and Rescue Team to search for a vulnerable 52 year old male from Manchester. The vulnerable male had left his van parked in the car park of the Sun Inn near Chop Gate North Yorkshire. The two dog teams were tasked to search wood land areas along with neighbouring search dog Molly from Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team. The missing male was located by a search group from a neighbouring team Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team who were assisting in search.
09.00
13/04/2008
Team callout
Search Continuation for missing male in ther Middleton Tyas Area.
BBC 13/4/08
10.30
12/04/2008
Other
Ongoing Search. 3 Sarda search dogs with handlers assisting Swaledale MRT in the Middleton Tyas Area
BBC 23/03/08
16.25
22/02/2008
Team callout
16.25 brief standby to assist Swaledale MRT in search for missing hillwalkers near Tan Hill. Team SARDA dogs en route when persons located safe and well during initial response. KSMRT also on standby.
09.00
16/02/2008
Team callout
09.30 hrs canoe search of River Tees in Darlington area for missing male. Nothing found
BBC 22/02/08 BBC 28/03/08
09.00
03/02/2008
Team callout
Continuation of search for missing male on fells in Weardale. Day long search assisted by NNPMRT, NoTSRT, Swaledale MRT and 4 SARDA dogs. Search of open fell. Nothing found.
BBC 03/02/08
13.45
01/02/2008
Team callout
The Team were called at 1.45 pm to recover stranded drivers from vehicles stuck in snow on the A66 between Bowes and Penrith. 10 team members plus a vehicle from Deepdale Off Road ferried motorists from their vehicles to a reception centre set up at Bowes village hall. We were assisted by Swaledale MRT in working west from Bowes. Kirby Stephen MRT were working east from Penrith. The two MR teams met up at 5.45pm. Once the A66 was cleared teams checked the minor roads and the B6276 from Brough to Middleton in Teesdale.
21.45
30/01/2008
Team callout
Extensive search of high moorland location in very poor weather for Male missing from home.
10.00
25/01/2008
Team callout
10.00 standby and consultation with Police re: possible search in Darlington area, using SARDA dogs. Dogs not deployed.
15.30
19/01/2008
Team callout
15.30 hrs request by Police to assist in search for missing child. Team en route when stood down as child found safe and well.
10.00
18/01/2008
Team callout
10.00 search continues from yesterday. Team canoe group deployed alongside police underwater unit. Nothing found.
BBC 18/01/08
11.00
17/01/2008
Team callout
10.30 hrs request by Police to search for person belived to have fallen into river at Bishp Auckland. Search using Team SARDA dog, TWSMRT canoe group and Team swiftwater technicians. Police underwater unti and Police helicopter also attended. Stood down at dark - nothing found
08.45
07/01/2008
Team callout
Team called to assist police.
16.30
21/12/2007
Team callout
16.30 hrs request by Police to search for missing vulnerable male in Blackhall area. Three SARDA dogs deployed alongwith Team search control. Search of coastal fringe alongside HM Coastguard search teams. Nothing found.
17.45
06/12/2007
Team callout
17.45hrs request by Police to assist in search of woodland in Teesdale following reports of screaming. Police helicopter in attendance. Local Team members and 1 SARDA dog deployed. Stood down once concluded this was a false alarm with good intent.
08.30
05/12/2007
Team callout
08.30 consultation with Team leader by Police in respect of search for elderley male MFH- no further action by TWSMRT at this stage.
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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