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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
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22/11/1979
Team callout
Police were informed on Thursday night that three girl students from Sunderland Polytechnic had failed to complete a fell walk from Doctors Gate to Sharnsberry, and presumed lost somewhere on Pikeside Fell to the nOrth of Hamsterley Forest. UTWFRA responded with 40 volunteers. It was confirmed at 3am that the girls were back in Sunderland but by then the search teams were on the fell, and it was dawn before all searchers returned to base.
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19/03/1979
Team callout
Expectant mother Mrs Judith Shann, of 18 Hill Terrace, Middleton was pulled nearly two miles omn a sledge from Middleton to Romaldkirk on Monday afternoon because the road was blocked. members of the Upper teesdale fell rescue took her on their special stretcher-sledge to Romalkirk.
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21/02/1979
Team callout
A blizzard was sweeping over Teesdale on Wednesday afternoon as Tom Andrews drove his small blue van through Barnard Castle and up into the dale. He was on his regular round, delivering spare parts to garages and taking orders for any equipment they needed. The van broke down and was quickly covered by heavy snow. UTWFRA team members were called to help look for the vehicle and then later for Mr Andrews who was not with the car. Team members and police searched an extensive area. Nothing found.
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20/01/1979
Team callout
A young expectant mother was pulled over half a mile on a sledge on Saturday after her home in Aukside, Middleton, was cut off by deep snowdrifts. The Upper Teesdale Fell escue team was called in and a special sledge was carried up to Mrs Galbraith. 6 Team members pulled and carried the sledge down to Middleton.
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08/12/1978
Team callout
HIGH FORCE HORROR. Girl, 23, plunges to death in swollen North Waterfall. The 23 year old girl fell into the river above High Force Waterfall. Members of UTWFRA pulled her body out of the river half a mile downstream.
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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