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  31st December 2009
CALLOUTS CONTINUE FOR LOCAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM


Callouts Continue For Local Mountain Rescue Team



Following the busiest day for some years yesterday (Wednesday) for Teesdale & Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team (Press Release 30/12/09 1930hrs) the callouts continued today.

At 01:30 Cumbria Police contacted the team and asked for assistance to reach stranded motorists on the B6276 Middleton in Teesdale to Brough road. This was the same road where the Team were involved in the rescue by RAF helicopter of 6 stranded motorists on Wednesday evening. Paul Renwick, team duty controller said " We sent a 4 wheel drive vehicle with 3 team members from the Durham County side to locate the motorists. We found them about 500 meters on the Cumbria side of the county boundary stuck in a snow drift. We managed to dig them out and escorted them back to Middleton in Teesdale where they continued their journey to Cumbria by the A66. Road conditions at the time especially on the Cumbria side were very bad with lots of drifting snow causing deep drifting. We would like to remind everyone that some of the roads in County Durham reach 500m-600m and in the current weather conditions can become impassable very quickly. Could motorists please try to stick to major routes, observe any road closed signs and if conditions are deteriorating turn round and seek and alternative route by listening to local radio stations or one of the many Internet sites giving road information".

As the weather in the North East is expected to remain cold for a number of days advice from the Team for motorists who need to travel is:

Check your route is open with local radio or Internet sites before you travel
Be prepared, have with you warm clothing, suitable footwear, food and a warm drink, a torch, mobile phone and shovel.
Stick to major routes if possible
Observe all road closed signs
If conditions deteriorate consider turning road and seek an alternative route
Steve Owers

Press Officer

07876 132030

31/12/09
1200hrs

Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to 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


31st December 2009

Steve Owers
Press Officer

Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team

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


Previous Releases:


17/07/14FAREWELL TO FOUNDER MEMBER OF RESCUE TEAM
02/07/14RESCUE IN WEARDALE INVOLVING ALL EMERGENCY SERVICES
26/06/14STUDENTS SUPPORT RESCUE TEAM IN MEMORY OF LUKE PEARCE
12/05/14RESCUE TEAM SEARCH FOR MISSING STUDENT
30/04/14RESCUE TEAM FIND CASUALTY IN RECORD TIME
10/03/14RESCUE TEAM INVOLVED IN MISSING DEPUTY HEAD SEARCH
09/02/14MISSING MAN FOUND BY RESCUE TEAM
02/01/14BUSY 2013 FOR RESCUE TEAM
08/12/13RESCUE TEAMS FIND BODY OF MISSING STOCKTON MAN
30/11/13 RESCUE TEAM CONTINUE SEARCH FOR MISSING STUDENT
01/11/13MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM SEARCH FOR MISSING STUDENT
18/09/13MOUNTAIN RESCUE GREAT NORTH STRETCHER CARRY
14/09/13MOUNTAIN RESCUE INVOLVED IN DRAMATIC RIVER RESCUE
07/07/13SEARCH FOR MISSING PETERLEE MAN
24/03/13BAD WEATHER KEEPS RESCUE TEAM BUSY
24/02/13RESCUE TEAMS IN 16 HOUR SEARCH
27/01/13SEARCH FOR MISSING KITE SKIER IN PENNINES
02/01/13BUSY 2013 FOR RESCUE TEAM
27/12/12MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM SEEKING RECRUITS
11/12/12RESCUE TEAMS HELP WITH DOG RESCUE
27/11/12ALL CHANGE IN LOCAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
11/11/12MAJOR SEARCH AND RESCUE IN PENNINES
27/10/12RESCUE TEAM FIND MISSING MAN
28/06/12RESCUE TEAM INVOLVED IN COUNTY DURHAM FLOODS
21/06/12RESCUE TEAM RECEIVE QUEENS JUBILEE MEDALS
22/05/12SCOUT GROUP HELP OUT RESCUE TEAM
29/04/12RESCUE TEAM INVOLVED IN SEARCH FOR MISSING BOY
04/03/12MAN FOUND AFTER OVERNIGHT SEARCH BY RESCUE TEAM
26/02/12RESCUE TEAM TREAT INJURED MOUNTAIN BIKER
19/01/12TOP AWARD FOR NEW RESCUE TEAM SEARCH DOG
11/01/12JOLLY LARGE DONATION TO MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
08/01/12WALKERS LOST OVERNIGHT ON PENNINES
16/12/11AWARD FOR LOCAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM LEADER
13/12/11MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM LEADER THANKS GENEROUS PUBLIC
04/12/11Donation Buys Defibrillator for Rescue Team
03/12/11RIVER SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING MAN
30/11/11RESCUE TEAM SEARCH RIVER FOR MISSING MAN
21/11/11RESCUE TEAM IN SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN
02/05/11TWO NEW SEARCH DOGS FOR RESCUE TEAM
13/02/11RESCUE TEAM FINDS MISSING WALKER
13/02/11THIRD SUCCESSFUL FIND FOR RESCUE TEAM IN ONE WEEK
04/02/11RESCUE TEAM FINDS MAN AFTER 40 HOURS
19/01/11MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM SEEKS NEW MEMBERS
08/12/10MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM MEMBER RECEIVES BRAVERY AWARD
02/12/10RESCUE TEAM HELP OUT DISTRICT NURSES
23/11/10NEW TEAM LEADER FOR RESCUE TEAM
01/10/10BUSY WEEK FOR LOCAL RESCUE TEAM
28/08/10RESCUE TEAM HELP WITH ALAN HINKES CHALLENGE
14/07/10RESCUE TEAM SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN
28/06/10BIG LOTTERY AWARD FOR MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
23/06/10North East Search & Rescue Team Cannon Ball Run
03/06/10North East Search & Rescue Team Helps after Cumbria Shooting
27/03/10Major Search Finds Missing Walkers
28/01/10Rescue Team Find Missing Man
25/01/10Countryfiles Matt Baker Helps Out Rescue Team
21/01/10Countryfiles Matt Baker Helps Out Rescue Team
13/01/10Major Search For Missing Fisherman
10/01/10Mountain Rescue Team Working For Last 5 Days
10/01/10Mountain Rescue Team Take Food To Animal Sanctuary
31/12/09Callouts Continue For Local Mountain Rescue Team
30/12/09Busy Day For Mountain Rescue Team
20/12/09Mountain Rescue Team Assist in Bad Weather
29/11/09Local Mountain Rescue Team Meet Prince Charles
20/11/09Local Mountain Rescue Team Help During Cumbrian Floods
10/11/09Mountain Rescue Team Receives Cash Donation
18/10/09No Sign of Missing Ferryhill Man
17/10/09Major Search For Missing Man
27/05/09Local Walking Group to the Rescue
26/03/09NE Rescue Teams Join York Search
25/01/09Missing Man Found Following Search
20/01/09Fell walker airlifted to safety
18/01/09Major Donation To Mountain Rescue Team
19/12/08Major Search for missing man
19/12/08Missing man found
30/09/08Rescue team find missing woman
24/08/08RESCUE TEAM 40TH ANNIVERSARY A SUCCESS
17/08/08RESCUE TEAM CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY
24/06/08WOMEN WALKER RESCUED AFTER FALL
08/05/08Busy night for Rescue Team
30/04/08MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM RECOVER INJURED WALKER
29/03/08INJURED WALKER RECOVERED FROM FELL
28/03/08MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM FILM FOR BBC PROGRAMME
23/03/08Rescue from Gibson Cave
03/02/08MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS CONTINUE SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN
01/02/08MOUNTAIN RESCUE INVOLVED IN MAJOR SEARCH & RESCUE ON A66
31/01/08Search for missing man
16/06/07Major Search for Missing Soldier
25/03/07Sea & Mud Challenge to Help Local Charities
11/02/07Baby Rescued From Snow By Rescue Team
29/01/07Search Dog Success
20/01/07Rescue Team Needs Rescuers
20/11/06Team have first winter snows whilst on exercise in High Pennine
07/11/06Elderly man found after extensive search
15/10/06Body found after major search
25/08/06Dog rescued from lead mine shaft
13/08/06Search for missing 75 year old
30/07/06Unusual Rescue for Search and Rescue Team
28/07/06Visit by Icelandic Search and Rescue Youth Team July 2006
22/07/06Search for missing 33 year old
25/03/06Sea & Mud Challenge
25/03/06Major search continue for missing Gentleman
19/03/06Cub Scout Leader Injured on Walk
01/02/06Outstanding success for three Search and Rescue Dogs
10/01/06Rescue Team appeal for new recruits
03/11/05Ian Findlay retires from TWSRT after 32 years

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