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CALLOUTS
 
Latest Incident:
20/10/17



 

The Team have been involved with 45 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: 2017 2016 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
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
06.30
13/12/2006
Team callout
06.30 hrs request by Police to assist in search for missing vulnerable 14 year old girl in the Chilton area of County Durham. Search of woodland by Team and two SARDA dogs proved negative. Asssited by Police helicopter. Girl later turned up safe well outside of search area.
23.10
29/11/2006
Team callout
Team members returning home from team training found a small van that had been driven off the road on to what the driver thought was solid ground but was in fact wet mud and had become stuck. The Team members used a Team members private 4x4 vehicle to drag the van back onto the road. The driver had been there some time before being rescued.
22.30
29/11/2006
Team callout
Team members returning home from training discovered abandoned car at side of road between watershed and bollihope. Car had been spotted some hours earlier en-route to training. Inspection of the car revealed map of local area in back seat and approach shoes and socks in passenger foot well indicating someone had changed footwear. The Police informed. Approximately one mile down the road, two walkers were spotted in darkness by the Team members. When questioned revealed they were doing some navigation practice but had become a little waylaid and had forgotten to leave a note in their vehicle.
04.15
26/11/2006
Team callout
04.15 hrs request by Police to assist in search for elderley vulnerable male missing from Bishop Auckland General hospital. Search commencing when he was located safe and well. Police helicopter attended.
17.30
20/11/2006
Team callout
17.30 hrs consultation request from Police in respect of a vulnerable person missing from home. Subsequently traced to an area out of county and referred via Police and ourselves to the MRT in that area.
06.30
07/11/2006
Team callout
06.30 hrs request by Police to search for vulnerable elderly male missing from home in Catchgate area of Co Durham. Search of woodland and farmland. Assisted by Police helicopter and 3 SARDA dogs. Missing person found by Team at 15.15 hrs wandering in search area, he was unharmed having spent two days and nights out in the open.
14.15
15/10/2006
Team callout
14.15 hrs Durham Police recieved 999 call from a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition group, who reported difficulties and one member suffering from hypothermia, in the Yorkshire dales area. Police contacted TWSRT Control on airwave and the Team Controller, on making mobile contact with the group, directed the Police helicopter, which was attending our ongoing search nearby, to the scene. Swaledale MRT then responded on the ground to this incident.
08.30
15/10/2006
Team callout
Search for male missing from his home in Co Durham, continued from 9th October. TWSRT provided control alongside Kirby Stephen MRT, Swale MRT and supported by Penrith MRT, Scarborough MRT,Cleveland SRT, Northumberland National Parks SRT and North of Tyne SRT. Over 70 searchers involved in a search of forest and open fell in Cumbria , supported by Durham Police and Police helicopter. Body of missing person located.
BBC 16/10/06
Thisisthenortheast 16/10/06
Northern Echo 16/10/06
04.00
14/10/2006
Team callout
04.00 hrs call to assist NNPSRT and NOTSRT in search for teenage male lost and reported injured in Chopwell woods. Team SARDA dog Holly and two personnel sent in initial response - rest of Team on standby. Missing person located after 2 hours and prior to full Team deployment.
08.00
09/10/2006
Team callout
The Team were called to assist in a search by Kirby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team for a forty year old man whose car had been found near some woodland. The coniferous woodland was extremely dense and searching proved very slow. Two Team SARDA dogs attended. Swale MRT and Penrith MRT also attended along with the Police helicopter from the North East. Nothing found
17.30
06/10/2006
Team callout
Team Dog called to assist in search for missing elderly person following his car crashing into the river Swale. Passing Team member also assisted.
The Northern Echo 9/10/06 BBC 7/10/06
20.32
13/09/2006
Other
Team Member assisted young lady laying in the street semi conscious with blood from lacerations on her arms. County ambulance was called. Lady taken to Darlington Hospital.
14.30
09/09/2006
Team callout
14.30 hrs request by Police to assist in search for missing vulnerable child in Stanley area. Team and 3 SARDA dogs en route when stood down as girl turned up safe.
12.55
31/08/2006
First Responder
First Responder call to female diabetic emergency - oxygen and drugs given. Team member on scene 1 hour.
00.45
30/08/2006
First Responder
First Responder Call to 58yr Old Female, suspected heart attack. Oxygen & Drug therapy administered. Patient taken to hospital via ambulance
16.30
25/08/2006
Team callout
16.30 hrs - Information from Police - request for help recieved after a 4 year old black labrador 'Sam' fell down a 35 foot deep mine shaft whilst out on a grouse shoot on Catterick Moss near Frosterley. 11 Team members attended and 'Sam' was safely recovered up the vertical shaft to the surface. 'Sam' was unhurt from his ordeal.
Team Press Release
Weardale Mercury
17.20
24/08/2006
Team callout
Received call from police at 17.20hrs to search for missing female on Cockfield Fell. Search of Fell by Team members, Police and Police Helicopter. Missing female found safe and well by Team Search Dog (Misty).
07.30
13/08/2006
Team callout
Callout following a request from Penrith MRT to assist in a major search in the Brampton area of Cumbria for a missing 75 year old and his dog. We joined Teams from the Lake District, Scotland, Dales, Northumberland and RAF Leeming in the search. Missing person found following day after dog alerted villages. Only minor injuries. Found outside search area
18.15
11/08/2006
Team callout
Vunerable male adult missing from home for 8 hours in the Newton Aycliffe area. Initial search by SARDA dog and 2 team members. Male returned home.
17.21
09/08/2006
Team callout
The Team were called out to a man and child stuck above High Force Waterfall in Teesdale. The pair were safely rescued by the fire service as the Team assembled.
09.00
02/08/2006
First Responder
Team First Responder called at 0900 to a female in Teesdale with a suspected Stroke. The Team First Responder was stood down as the ambulance arrived first. The casulty unfortunately died on scene.
12.15
01/08/2006
First Responder
Team First Responder called to a 63yrs female in Middleton in Teesdale with chest pains. Assisted local doctor until arrival of Barnard Castle ambulance. Casualty transported to hospital by ambulance.
19.56
01/08/2006
Team callout
Team called to Lanehead Quarry, Stanhope to rescue an injured female whom had fallen down into the quarry and come to rest on a ledge. A police Helicopter rescued the injured female as the Team assembled.
BBC 02/08/01
South Tyneside Today 02/08/01
11.40
30/07/2006
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Rescue Team were called out to one of their more unusual rescues on Sunday afternoon. Three sheep had been reported by a dog walker stuck on a ledge 10mts up a quarry face in Bollihope Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale Co. Durham. The sheep had been on the ledge since at least Saturday morning. Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service attended on Saturday evening and after consulting with the farmer and the RSPCA it was decided to leave the sheep overnight to see if they could get down themselves. The sheep were still on the ledge on Sunday morning so it was decided to call out the Search & Rescue Team later in the day to recover the sheep. Team Controller Adam Hearn said "When we arrived two of the sheep had disappeared, we can only assume they managed to get down safely themselves. Unfortunately a lamb did not have the same courage so we needed to recover it. Two team members were lowered to the ledge and after some difficulty managed to catch the lamb, secure it to a harness and then the rescuer and the lamb were lowered to the ground. After a quick check the lamb seemed non the worse for wear and wanded off. We even got a round of applause from the sizable crowd who had gathered to watch.
19.30
24/07/2006
Team callout
19.30hrs Call out by Police to search for missing female in Hamsterley Forest area. Police helicopter also involved in search. Missing woman found safe as Team assembled. Stood down.
10.00
23/07/2006
Team callout
Team present at Great North Walk near Darlington. Assistance given to 8 casualties.
Thisisthenortheast 22/07/06
11.00
22/07/2006
Team callout
A man was reported missing to Durham Police on Friday evening (21st July). The police were concerned for his safety following a phone message sent to one of his friends. They contacted Teesdale & Weardale Search & Rescue Team on Saturday morning who concentrated the search on Beamish Woods to the north east of Beamish Museum. Thirty members of three mountain rescue teams (North or Tyne Search and Rescue Team and Northumberland National parks Search and Rescue Team) spent six hours on Saturday afternoon (22nd July 2006) searching dense woodland for the 33 year old man who had gone missing from West Pelton near Chester-le-Street. Three SARDA dogs were also deployed. Following a six hour search where no trace of the young man was found the search was called off.
15.00
20/07/2006
First Responder
First Responder Call Team member assited female with suspected heart attack prior to arrival of ambulance.
14.00
12/07/2006
Team callout
14.00 hrs standby to North Of Tyne Search and Rescue Team/Northumberland National Parks Search and Rescue Team in relation to search for missing male. Team stood down at 16.00 hrs - not required. Missing person located in hospital.
14.00
02/07/2006
First Responder
First Responder call 2/7/06 - Team member treated person - not sent to Hospital
11.00
17/06/2006
First Responder
First Responder call - Team member assisted person with breathing difficulties. Person later died in Hospital
12.30
15/05/2006
Team callout
12.20 hrs Call out to assist Penrith MRT in search of High Pennine for lost male walker. Weather wet and cold. Team starting search of ground above Cow Green resevoir, along with two Team SARDA dogsm, when missing walker located safe by RAF Seaking Helicopter at High Cup Nick. Kirby Stephen SMRT also attended.
13.30
09/05/2006
Team callout
Request by Police to search for missing 35 year old male near Peterlee. Search of a local Dene, comprising steep, wooded and diffcult terrain. Two Team SARDA dogs also attended along with support from Police helicopter. Nothing found and search stood down at 21.30 hrs. Body of missing person found 4 days later
Hartlepool Mail 12/05/2006
14.00
23/04/2006
Team callout
14.00 hrs Team on exercise when called by Police to assist at High Force waterfall following reports of a person with a broken leg. Ambulance and Air ambulance also attending. Team stood down en route as person evacuated by Ambulance.
16.45
10/04/2006
Team callout
A teenage girl went missing from her home in Newton Aycliffe at 19.00 on Sunday 9th April. The Team were called mid afternoon the following day and searched the open and scrub land surrounding and near the missing girls home. In addition to police dogs the Team deployed three SARDA dogs. Nothing was found - Team stood down to await further developements. Girl found safe outside search area the following day.
BBC 12/04/06
13.30
09/04/2006
Team callout
13.30 hrs Request by Police to attend Cow Green resevoir, following report of a male with arm injuries following a fall. Waether was cold with frequent snow showers. Incident had taken place on Cauldron Snout and the injured man was assisted by passing walkers. Team en route, along with ambulance and Air ambulance. Casualty evacuated by helicopter - assisted by Team member. Team stood down.
12.50
02/04/2006
Team callout
12.50 Call -out by Police to person taken ill at High Force waterfall. Initial on scene reports indicated need for mountain rescue assistance. Team stood down en route, when Air ambulance able to evacuate casualty.
20.25
01/04/2006
Team callout
20.25 hrs request by Police to search for a 59 year old male missing from home. Believed to be despondent. Mobile phone call traced to area of open ground near Shildon - search commencing when he was found on a road and taken to hospital. 1 Team SARDA dog also attended.
07.00
25/03/2006
Team callout
Search continued in Cumbria for missing 74 year old male. Team searched area around High Cup Nick. 17 other MRT's and 120 personnel involved, in additon to 3 RAF Seakings. Search controlled by Penrith MRT and Kirby Stephen SMRT. Nothing found
Team Press Release
BBC 25/03/06
BBC 26/03/06
Cumberland News 31/03/06
Westmoorland Gazette 25/03/06
Cumbria Police 31/03/06
News and Star 27/03/06
Cumberland News 24/03/06
Westmoorland Gazette 25/03/06
BBC 30/4/06
05.00
23/03/2006
Team callout
05.00 hrs Team called to Cumbria to assist in search for missing 74 year old male in area at foot of Pennine fells. Search lead by Kirby Stephen SMRT and Penrith MRT. Keswick MRT, Kendal MRT, Patterdale MRT, RAF Leeming MRT and Moffat MRT also attended alongw with SARDA Lakes and RAF Seaking. Search stood down at 15.30 hrs. Nothing found
12.15
19/03/2006
Team callout
The Team were on a training exercise when at 12.15 they were called to assist with the evacuation of a female walker. The walker had a suspected leg fracture and was in a wooded ravine near Westgate in Weardale. Stanhope fire crew also attended and the casualty was evacuated to a waiting Air Ambulance.
Team Press Release 19/03/06
Thisisthenortheast 20/3/06
02.15
14/03/2006
Team callout
02.00 hrs Request by Police to assist in search for despondent male missing from home in Darlington - one Team SARDA dog and support group deployed in intial response. Missing person returned home safe as search about to start.
18.30
10/03/2006
Team callout
18.30 hrs Police request to search for 14 year old vulnarable girl missing since before dark, in easington area. Search stood down at 20.30 hrs when she turned up safe well outside search area. 16 Team members attended along with 1 SARDA dog.
15.30
03/03/2006
Team callout
Search for missing female in the coastal area near Peterlee. Coastguard search teams and police helicopter also involved. Two SARDA dogs and search teams deployed. The weather was very cold. The search stood down after 4 hours with nothing found. Missing woman turned up safe outside of search area early the following morning.
20.30
11/01/2006
Team callout
Stand by for missing male in the Darlington area
19.40
09/01/2006
Team callout
Search for (another) missing elderly gentleman who had gone off on a daily walk of about 0.5 miles. Search developed as more sightings came in. Suspended in the small hours for continuation as NESRA shout the following morning. Missing person found wandering in Sedgefield as NESRA Teams start to assemble.
14.30
09/01/2006
Team callout
Search for elderly gentleman missing from home since previous day. Initial search started 30 minutes before night fall and principle corridors were searched. Search was to resume next morning but missing person was identified in hospital having been collected off the street in an unconcious state at 13.00.
16.09
03/01/2006
Team callout
A 37 year old woman had been missing for several days. The team were asked to look for her after she was seen by canoeists near the river Tees in Barnard Castle. The Team sarch dog and the police helicopter were deployed. The missing woman turned up at a friends house shortly after the Teams search commenced.
06.52
17/12/2005
Team callout
A seriously damaged crashed car was found by the police on a rural road but no casulty had been found. Initial police searches for the 29 year old driver were negative. Police found missing man near his home shortly after the Team's search had commenced.
Archive: 2017 2016 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
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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