Recent Press Releases
Supported wholly by donations, the Team has continued to
push forward its reputation, with both the authorities and public alike since
its formation following an accident in Teesdale in 1968.
We respond to all manner of incidents; ranging from searching for missing hillwalkers in the North Pennines and
rescuing dogs from mineshafts, to searching urban areas for despondent persons.
the years, through progressive training and advances in equipment, the Team has
broadened considerably its scope of operations. The use of a dedicated search
and rescue canoe group is only one of many resources that can be called upon by
the Team to deal with virtually any situation. More
information about the Canoe Team can be found here.
Team also has a non-human contingent, in the form of our search & rescue dogs.
The dogs and their handlers are part of Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England
(MRSDE) and provide an invaluable resource to not just this Team but to any Team
that requires their assistance. MRSDE dogs like ours undergo a long and very tough
training and assessment programme, and can increase dramatically the effectiveness
of a search as well as covering large areas efficiently. More
information about our search dogs can be found here.
Media links to our
work may be found on the callouts page. General media
references to the team may be found here. Recent press
releases may be found here.The Team's constitution may be viewed here.