18th October 2009 NO SIGN OF MISSING FERRYHILL MAN
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have been involved in the search for a man missing from home in Ferryhill, County Durham since 4pm Friday. The elderly gentleman was last seen on Friday afternoon. Throughout Friday night and during the day on Saturday mountain rescue volunteers from across the North East search a large area of ground in and around Ferryhill. Dave Bartles Smith Teesdale & Weardale team leader said " After reviewing the situation yesterday evening we brought in additional searchers from Swaledale, Cleveland and Northumberland Mountain Rescue Teams. Despite having over 40 personnel and 2 mountain rescue search dogs involved in the search and covering a large area we have not located the missing gentleman. Mountain rescuers have been involved for almost 30 hours and at 1am on Sunday we stood the teams down. Police inquiries are continuing and we will carry out further searches if likely areas are identified".
The missing gentleman is 89 years old and is wearing a light brown jacket, brown trousers and brown shoes. He wears a cap and has a walking stick. If anyone sees this gentleman could they please contact the police".
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "Mountain
Rescue - England and Wales". We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout
County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency
services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves
as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest
callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk