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Latest Incident:
18/07/15
Continuation of the search for Darren Lawler. Focused on the Carrs nature reserve and the area East of the main rail line adjacent to the Thrislingto...
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The Team have been involved with 46 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: 2015 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
10.00
18/07/2015
Team callout
Continuation of the search for Darren Lawler. Focused on the Carrs nature reserve and the area East of the main rail line adjacent to the Thrislington works. Search was with canoes, Water technicians and land searchers, In very difficult conditions. Unfortunately nothing was found.
00.00
11/07/2015
Other
Team put on standby overnight to assist Swaledale MRT with a search near Leyburn in the morning. Team stood down at 3.30am
07.40
07/07/2015
Team callout
Team called to assist the Police in a search for an elderly man suffering from dementia last seen in Darlington Town Centre on Monday evening. As the Team were deploying he was found inside a building by staff as they arrived for work on Tuesday morning.
09.00
05/07/2015
Team callout
The Team assisted in a major search for a missing teenager alongside the police and fire service with further assistance from Swaledale MRT. The Team searched the river and river banks from Witton Park down to Bishop Auckland. The body of the missing teenage was recovered by the police divers very close to where he was last seen later that evening.
14.30
04/07/2015
Team callout
Whilst carrying out medical cover for a running race in Hamsterley Forest team members were asked by the police to assist a mountain biker who had hit a tree at speed and injured himself. We treated the injured man in a vacuum mattress and on a stretcher and then carried him to a waiting ambulance.
23.15
01/07/2015
Team callout
We were called out in the early hours of Friday 2nd July to search for a missing elderly couple. Our search was centred around their car which had been parked on the A689 between Wolsingham, and Frosterley Unfortunately nothing was found.
20.20
27/06/2015
Team callout
The team were called to assist with a female who had fallen and sustained a deep laceration to her arm. One land rover responded while en-route back to base from the previous call out. Team members administered cas-care until hand over to NEAS ambulance
16.20
27/06/2015
Team callout
The Team were called to locate a walker who had reported himself lost while taking part in a long distance challenge walk. Two team land rovers were despatched and located the walker on ground above Pikeston Fell, disoriented but unhurt.
18.30
23/06/2015
Team callout
Team called by ambulance following a report of a mountain biker who had fallen in Hamsterly Forest suffering an open leg fracture. Team attended and carried casualty to helicopter.
05.00
20/06/2015
Team callout
Following the stand down in the search for the missing 6 year old child the Team were asked if they could also assist in the ongoing search for a missing despondent male. He was found alive by the police very shortly after the Teams help had been requested.
04.00
20/06/2015
Team callout
Team requested to assist in a search for missing six year old child who had last been seen the previous evening. Missing child found by police based on new information whilst the Team were being deployed.
15.00
19/06/2015
Team callout
Team requested to search for missing person believed to be near the river in Chester-Le-Street. Missing person found by police as the Team were assembling
09.00
17/06/2015
Team callout
22.00
16/06/2015
Team callout
Search for an elderly gentleman missing in the Consett area. Unfortunately the missing person had died and was found the following morning some miles from the search area.
10.30
14/06/2015
Team callout
Continuation of yesterdays search, with emphasis on his known walking routes.
12.30
13/06/2015
Team callout
Search for a 31 yr.,old, vulnerable male, missing from home in Ferryhill since Thursday.
16.00
28/05/2015
Team callout
A man who was swimming just below Low Force submerged in the river and was not seen again. TWSMRT assisted with a search of the River Tees from Low Force to Middleton in Teesdale. The body of the missing man was recovered by police divers the following day.
ITV news Chronicle Live
11.00
25/05/2015
Team callout
The team where called out to search for a missing lady at Brusselton Woods after information was received from Durham Police. Whilst the team were searching, Durham Police found the lady well outside of the search area.
03.00
20/05/2015
Team callout
The Team were called in the small hour of the morning to search for an elderly missing male with dermenture. The man had last been seen at his home in Middleton St George (near Darlington) at 23.45 the previous evening. As the Team searched the surrounding area supported by Cleveland Team the missing male was found by a member of the public having walked across country in a North Easterly direction.
12.00
19/05/2015
Team callout
Team requested to assist Ambulance service with a technical recovery of a body from a steep valley near Hamsterly Mill on the North of the County.
13.00
21/04/2015
Other
Team member came across and assisted a student with an ankle injury. Student taken to A&E by the police.
23.00
19/04/2015
Team callout
The Team were called to search for a vulnerable missing female whose phone had been traced to the Flass Vale area of Durham City. As the eight Team Members searched the area the missing female was located at Durham Station.
16.35
10/04/2015
Team callout
Stand by to assist NEAS with carry out of casualty with potential broken pelvis.
15.30
25/03/2015
Team callout
A request for assistance from NEAS to a report of a casualty with a head injury near Winch Bridge. On arrival at the scene it transpired that the NEAS Paramedic had treated a women with a cut to her nose and was walking her from Salmon Leap waterfall to Winch Bridge and then to the road. A few team members helped with the walkout and the rest of the team were stood down.
22.20
13/03/2015
Team callout
Missing from home 16yr old high risk female. Found by police helicopter in woods to south west of Lanchester as the callout went out. Stood down almost immediately.
15.00
28/01/2015
Team callout
Team briefly placed on Standby in relation to a missing male in the Chilton area. Team stood down before deployment as a result of information coming from the ongoing police investigation.
18.00
20/01/2015
Team callout
The Team were called to search for a missing male with potential despondency triggers in the South Church area. The Team were stood down after about 15 minutes when the missing person returned to his family of his own accord.
09.00
18/01/2015
Team callout
Search continued for the missing student in Durham city. Today's searching included the remainder of the river banks, a detailed search of the river in Durham City and and extended search by the Canoe Team down to Finchale Abbey. Nothing found.
09.00
16/01/2015
Team callout
The Team were again heavily involved in the continuing search for missing student. We covered in detail the steep river banks around Durham City working closely alongside the Fire Service to allow us to clear as much ground as possible. Nothing found.
14.40
15/01/2015
Team callout
The Team were called to carry out a bankside and river search for a student last seen leaving a night club at approximately midnight the evening before. The Canoe Group covered the river from Durham to Finchale while bankside searches were completed of the river banks in Durham. The river was in spate and the weather conditions horrendous making searching tricky. Nothing was found. The search was postponed
03.00
11/01/2015
Team callout
Team called to look for a vulnerable male in the Chester-Le-Street area. The missing person was found by the police while the Team were assembling.
10.20
20/12/2014
Team callout
Search in Chester-le-Street area for a high risk missing from home. 12 searchers plus a mountain rescue search dog and mountain rescue canoe group spent 6 hours covering woodland, fields and the River Wear.
09.00
09/12/2014
Team callout
Team called to assist fire service with rescue of driver from a vehicle stuff in a flooded ford at Westgate in Weardale. The casualty was rescued. Y the fire service at the team assembled.
14.00
01/11/2014
Team callout
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 missing male arrived back at his home just as the Team were about to commence a search of the area around the crash site.
09.00
09/10/2014
Team callout
Team called to assist Swaledale Team as part of an extended search for a vulnerable missing male in Arkengarthdale, Swaledale. The missing man was found safe and well while the Team were assembling.
22.h3
18/09/2014
Team callout
The team was called to locate a party of six who had been off roading and got their vehicle stuck on the fell. Due to thick mist and very poor visibility they were unable to find their way back. Team members located them and evacuated them back to Edmundbyers.
22.h1
12/09/2014
Team callout
The team were called to assist two canoeists who had become benighted on a trip on the river Tees. They were located and police were able to go to the location to evacuate them.
12.00
11/09/2014
Team callout
The Team were called to search for a missing 39 year old female in the Trimdon Colliery area. The woman had last been seen about midnight the day before and was classed as very vulnerable. The Team searched woodland and farmland in the vicinity of the missing persons home. About two hours into the search the missing lady was picked up by the police following their appeal on Facebook and taken to hospital.
18.30
08/09/2014
Team callout
Team called out to assist the other emergency service in the search for a teenager who was last seen in the River Wear at Finchale Abbey. MR search concluded at 2300hrs. At around 1100hrs 09/09/14 a body was recovered from the river which is believed to be the missing teenager
09.00
03/09/2014
Team callout
21.00
29/08/2014
Team callout
12.40
22/08/2014
Team callout
Team assisted North East Ambulance Service with evacuation of casualty with serious injuries over difficult terrain in the Grassholme Reservoir area.
17.45
20/08/2014
Team callout
Team called out at 17.45 to search for a high risk female missing from home. Less than 30 mins after start of search the missing women was found in woodland by a mountain rescue search dog. Casualty carried to NEAS ambulance by team members.
09.00
18/08/2014
Team callout
13.30
09/08/2014
Team callout
The team were fundraising with a street collection in our home town to raise funds. A message came in from one of our search dog handlers who had been at the street collection on the morning and was now exercising his dog at the Demeses, to say that his dog had found an elderly gentleman, collapsed in a ditch away from the main path and about ten metres from a fence. The team dispatched three team members including an advanced casualty carer to his location while recalling our team land-rover with our equipment from another fundraising event at Winston. The gentleman was treated and monitored, while team members set up for a stretcher carry to a position accessible for a road ambulance. The casualty was handed over to a NEAS road ambulance and the gentleman was taken to hospital.
Archive: 2015 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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