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Latest Incident:
01/11/14
The Team were called a number of hours after a car crash in the Witton Park area where the driver had left the scene and not been seen since. The miss...
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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
00.15
27/12/2011
Team callout
Team called out in early hours of 27/12/11 to search for driver who had gone missing from the scene of an accident and not returned home. He turned up safe and well at his home address the following morning.
06.00
26/12/2011
Other
Team on stand-by to search for missing from home overnight in the Trimdon Colliery area. Person turned up safe and well following morning.
17.30
08/12/2011
Other
Team on stand-by to assist Swaledale MRT with flooding in North Yorkshire.
13.00
03/12/2011
Team callout
Search continued for missing person reported to have jumped from Blackwell Bridge on Tuesday night. The Team used 6 canoe members of the Canoe Team to search along the river. Nothing found
09.00
30/11/2011
Team callout
Ongoing search for missing person reported to have jumped from Blackwell Bridge. The Team used members of the Canoe Team to search along the river
20.35
29/11/2011
Team callout
Passer by reported a male jumping from Blackwell Bridge in Darlington into the River Tees. The Team assisted the Police and Fire & Rescue by searching the river bank with search dogs.
21.36
18/11/2011
Team callout
Team called out to Fishburn area of County Durham to search for missing man in his sixties. Searching took place on Friday night and again on Saturday. The body of a man was found in woodland outside the search area by a gamekeeper on Saturday afternoon.
14.30
20/09/2011
Team callout
Team involved in search for hiker lost in bad conditions on top of Cross Fell. Hiker found by Penrith MRT as TWSMRT started to deploy and cloud lifted.
16.40
09/09/2011
Team callout
Team called late afternoon to search for missing 32yr male who had walked away from hotel room in the early hours.The team searched the surrounding woodland and ponds. As search was coming to a close around 20:00 missing person returned home unhurt.
13.50
08/09/2011
Team callout
The Team were contacted by Durham Police at the request of North East Ambulance Service to assist with evacuation of a motor cyclist who had fallen around 8 metres down a tree covered slope when leaving his bike after hitting a mobile library on the B6277 near High Force. The casualty was carried down to the bottom of the slope and then to the Air Ambulance.
14.00
03/09/2011
Team callout
12 year old male who had fallen of his mountain bike sustaining head and other injuries treated and handed over to the air ambulance for transport to hospital.
18.56
01/09/2011
Team callout
Team called to assist in search for male missing from home. Team DTLs worked to plan search strategy for search the following morning, which would have included Team members from Cleveland Team. Misper located by police car some distance from home around midnight. Team stood down.
16.45
17/08/2011
Team callout
Team requested to assist North East ambulance service with locating and evacuating an injured mountain biker in Hamsterley forest.
09.00
17/08/2011
Team callout
Second day of search for missing young woman in Walworth area near Darlington. The body of a man was discovered in the area late on Wednesday. Team assisted Police in recovery.
09.00
16/08/2011
Team callout
Team called to assist police in search of farmland at Walworth nr Darlington for missing female. Search to continue tomorrow.
14.00
28/07/2011
Team callout
The Team were asked to assist Penrith MRT and North of Tyne MRT in the search for a man missing in the area of Alston, Cumbria. The missing person was found by the police safe and well the day after our search.
19.45
25/07/2011
Team callout
The team were contacted by Durham Police to look for a missing mountain biker who had set off from Cow Green car park for a circular ride to Great Dun Fell and Moor House. Rider had become lost when his GPS batteries failed. He initially contacted Cumbria Police and was in turn transfered to Durham. The Team deployed 1 SARDA dog and 8 team members. Rider was found returning to his car having pushed his bike round Meldon Hill.
12.00
13/07/2011
Other
Team member who was passing by assisted Ambleside MRT with the treatment of a Female with a suspected broken ankle.
14.30
10/07/2011
Team callout
Team searched for a missing male whose car had been found in a layby by concerned family members. The Team searched a steep wooded ravine and stream in either direction assisted by two Team dogs. Missing person found the following day by police based on additional information.
23.00
09/07/2011
Team callout
The Team were asked to search in the Great Lumley area for a missing male in his 20s. Nothing found overnight.
19.22
12/06/2011
Team callout
Male went missing from Allensford picnic area while playing with family. 12 Team members, 3 mountain rescue search dogs and police searched surrounding area for 6 hours, nothing found. Missing person turned up safe and well following morning at home
14.00
11/06/2011
Team callout
Team assisted ambulance service in providing casualty care and evacuating mountain biker with broken leg from Hamsterley forest.
12.30
19/05/2011
Other
Search Dog and Handler attended an incident as requested by Durham Constabulary, to search farm land for the driver of a vehicle that had been involved in an accident. Team stood down when police evaluated circumstances.
12.50
30/04/2011
Team callout
The Team were asked to assist Penrith MRT in a search of the High Pennines for a missing Pennine Way walker. The gentleman turned up safe and well later in the day.
15.29
19/04/2011
Team callout
Team requested to help evacuate 65 year old female with stomach pains from base of Cauldron Snout Waterfall
18.24
15/04/2011
Team callout
Search for elderly gentleman reported missing from home. The gentleman returned home safely late in the evening
07.00
05/04/2011
Team callout
Team called by Kirby Stephen Team to continue a search for a missing walker in the Tebay area. Missing person turned up safe and well within the search area.
21.00
21/03/2011
Team callout
Team called to assist in search for missing 46 year old male in West Cornforth Area. The Team searched a large quarry and surrounding area for 4 hours with assistance from two SARDA dogs and a police helicopter. Nothing found.
17.45
26/02/2011
Team callout
Team contacted by police to assist in a possible search for a 13 year old male cyclist who was long overdue while cycling along a track in Hamsterly Forest. Shortly after the Team were called out the boy arrived back at the meeting point safe and well. He had taken a wrong turning, which had caused his late return.
13.30
24/02/2011
Team callout
The Team were called to look for a vulnerable male missing from the Sadberge area. No trace found. Police enquiries are continuing. The body of a man was found in an outbuilding in the village 2 days after the search.
Gazettelive
14.30
12/02/2011
Team callout
The Team were called to look for a missing female in the Middleton in Teesdale area. Once the Team arrived we found the missing person safe and well.
16.40
11/02/2011
Team callout
The Team were called out by Durham Police to look for a lone walker who had parked his car at Cow Green reservoir car park at 0700 on Friday morning. He had been walking all day in fog. At around 4pm he contacted his family by mobile phone to report that he was lost and would try to make his way to shelter. He was found safe and well at around 8pm by a search dog team, sheltering at Moor House bothy.
11.00
04/02/2011
Team callout
Search continued for missing 64 year old male. Missing person found in dense woodland near car park and evacuated to County Ambulance
17.30
04/02/2011
Team callout
Team called to search for 64 year old male missing for 24 hours in North End area of Durham City. Team searched open and woodland areas in wet and windy conditions for several hours before standing down for the night.
15.18
01/01/2011
Team callout
Motorist reported stuck in the snow by police and assistance requested from Team to locate and assist with recovery. Local Team member located motorist and with members of the public got vehicle back on the move.
11.30
26/12/2010
Team callout
Whilst out ice-climbing on Cautley Spout (UK's highest waterfall), 2 team members assisted with Trauma Care following a climber who had fallen from the main pitch.
http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2010/12/26/ice-climber-dies-in-fall-from-frozen-waterfall
10.00
23/12/2010
Team callout
The team assisted Cockermouth MRT with an ongoing search for a person missing in the Whinlatter Forest Park area. Nothing found.
17.00
18/12/2010
Team callout
Call recieved this afternoon (Saturday) at 17:00 to assist an elderly man who had become stuck in his car in the ford at Killhope Visitor Centre. Three team members attended the scene, the man who was suffering from the cold had already been transfered from the vehicle by ambulance crew.
20.45
16/12/2010
Team callout
Request by police to search for missing vulnerable 25 year old male in the Staindrop area. During the initial search phase the missing person was found by family friends walking along a road.
13.00
02/12/2010
Team callout
Team called to assist ambulance service with access to a remote farm with snow bound road. District nurses escorted to and from the farm.
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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