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The Team have been involved with 30 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: 2018 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 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
Callout number
Nature Description Online Links
20.55
31/12/2009
71
Team callout
20:55hrs A car was found abandoned in a country lane, reports of a male leaving the scene in severe weather conditions. After initial Police enquiries,concerns for the Mispers well being. Immediate search of the area carried out, misper was located lost and cold 8 miles from his abandoned car by a Police officer on his way home after initiating this callout.
13.30
31/12/2009
70
Team callout
Search continued for missing man from Chester-Le-Street in the Flass Vale area of Durham City based on new information from the police. Nothing found.
Northern Echo 11/01/10
Northern Echo 22/03/10
01.25
31/12/2009
69
Team callout
0135hrs Request from Cumbria Constabulary for the team to assist in the rescue recovery of two people stranded on the Middleton to Brough road. Three team members were tasked to drive the road in the teams’ specialist land rover to recover the motorists. Both people were recovered safe and well the incident concluded around 0500hrs.
Journal Live 31/12/09
18.00
30/12/2009
68
Team callout
Team member En route to Brough snow incident came across several vehicles snowed in on Consett to Stanhope road. Dug / dragged out a number of vehicles and utilised tractors and snow ploughs to make way back to Consett end of road. Escorted all vehicles back in convoy (10 in total, approx 20 people).
17.50
30/12/2009
67
Team callout
Just before 6pm the team carried out a joint operation with Kirby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team and an RAF Helicopter from Boulmer in Northumberland to rescue stranded motorists from the Middleton in Teesdale to Brough road. 6 people were airlifted from cars stuck in snow by helicopter and taken to Middleton and Kirby Stephen. Dave Bartles-Smith (Team Leader) said "we would like to remind motorists the we have some of the highest roads in England in County Durham. These roads can become impassable very quickly if the wind blows snow across them. Can we ask motorists who may use these roads to consider the conditions before they set out and to carry warm clothes, food and a shovel.
BBC 31/12/09
Northern Echo 31/12/09 Cumberland News 31/12/09
12.43
30/12/2009
66
Team callout
The team were called to a search in Chester-le-Street for a 50 year old man. John Little team controller said "the police were concerned for the gentleman's welfare. We had 19 mountain rescue volunteers searching the non urban areas to the north of Chester-le Street until it got dark. The search was then suspended while the police make more inquires".
11.32
30/12/2009
65
Team callout
Team requested to search for a missing dog walker in the Croxdale Area. Missing person turned up safe and well as Team commenced their search.
20.40
19/12/2009
64
Team callout
Team called to assist stranded drivers in Craghead due to heavy snow.
20.30
19/12/2009
63
Team callout
Team called to assist incident on A19. Team stood down en route.
Sunderland Echo 22/12/09
20.15
19/12/2009
62
Team callout
Callout to assist 62 year old diabetic walking dog caught in snow
Northern Echo 21/12/09
18.39
19/12/2009
61
Team callout
Team placed on 24 hour standby to assist the police throughout the County due to the servere snow storms.
07.30
19/12/2009
60
Team callout
Team called to search for a elderly male missing from home in the Peterlee Area. Found later by police and taken to Cleveland Hospital.
07.00
05/12/2009
59
Team callout
07.00hrs Team placed on standby and Team Leader in planning discussons with Police in relation a vulnerable male missing in the Seaham area. Missing person turned up safe and well prior to deployment of search teams.
08.50
24/11/2009
58
Team callout
Team placed on standby due to the 130mm of rain that is expected to fall in the Hills around Keswick.
08.15
22/11/2009
57
Team callout
Request for Team to be placed on standby to assist further in Cumbria.
16.00
20/11/2009
56
Team callout
16.00 hrs brief standby in relation to search for vulnerable male in Tow Law area. NOTSRT had agreed to assist as we had just returned from Cumbria floods. Quickly stood down as search not required following more information.
03.00
20/11/2009
55
Team callout
TWSMRT, already in the area dealing with a number incidents,joined forces with Swaledale, Kirkby Stephen & Keswick MRT to search for a missing Police Officer who was swpet away when a bridge collapsed. Search of rivers banks by Swift Water Technicians. "The body of a man, reportedly in police uniform, has been found in the search for PC Bill Barker, police said." (The Guardian Website) The body of Bill Barker was later discovered on the beach.
Irish Times 20/11/09
Guardian 20/11/09
11.45
19/11/2009
54
Team callout
Team placed on Standby for 24 hous by Cumbria Police due to the high flood water in the region. Team stayed on standby until 2100hrs (19/11/09) and then called to assist Keswick MRT in the town of Keswick. Team assistd with a number of incidents in and around Keswick. Swaledale MRT and KSSMRT also in attendance.
17.00
18/11/2009
53
Team callout
Team member assisted at the scene of an RTC on A690 Durham. One male driver stablised using Mountain Rescue Casualty Care techniques prior to the arrival of emetgency Service.
18.00
03/11/2009
52
Team callout
18.00 hrs request by Police to assist in search for a male in the Chilton area of Co Durham. Search of farmland and deployment of 3 SARDA dogs. Nothing found and Team stood down at 23.30 hrs.
09.00
23/10/2009
51
Team callout
09.00 hrs further searches conducted with Team SARDA dogs in relation to ongoing search for elderly male missing from Ferryhill.
Northern Echo 6/11/09 Northern Echo 9/11/09 BBC 9/11/09
19.50
21/10/2009
50
Team callout
19.50 Team placed on standby to assist Swaledale MRT in search for 12 children lost on a hillwalk near Stang Forest. Team SARDA dogs deployed along with Team Landrover. Children found safe and well by Swaledale. Team landrover tasked assisted in evacuation.
09.00
20/10/2009
49
Team callout
09.00 hrs further searching for elderley male missing from Ferryhill. Assisted by Cleveland SRT and Swaledale MRT.
15.00
18/10/2009
48
Team callout
Search continuation of missing male from the Ferry Hill area. 10 Search Team members carried out a search of a dense part of woodland to the East of Ferryhill. Nothing Found. Investigation continues.
Northern Echo 21/10/09
09.00
16/10/2009
47
Team callout
09.00 hrs search continues for missing male in Ferryhill. Daylight hours search conducted by Swaledale MRT and North of Tyne MRT, whilst we rested. RAF Seaking returned to assist. TWSMRT rejoined search at 16.00 hrs along with further support from Cleveland MRT. Search continued until 01.00 hrs the next day. An almost continuous 30 hour search by MRTs stood down with nothing found.
20.30
15/10/2009
46
Team callout
19.45 hrs request by Police to assist in search for eldeley male missing from home in Ferryhill. Search of urban areas, farmland and woddland. 18 Team members and two SARDA dogs searched until 05.00 hrs the next day. Assisted by RAF Seaking form RAF Boulmer. Nothing found. Search to be continued by Swaledale MRT and North of Tyne MRT
BBC 18/10/09
Sunday Sun 17/10/09
08.35
25/09/2009
45
Team callout
08.35 call out to attend rescue of male injured in quarry near Stanhope in Weardale. Air ambulance and Police helicopter also on scene. Casualty evacutaed as Team arrive on scene.
20.10
18/09/2009
44
Team callout
Call from Police to assist in search for a 10 year old missing from home. Missing person returned home prior to team been mobilised.
21.10
08/09/2009
43
Team callout
21.20 call to rescue a female who was lying injured at the foot of a crag alongside the river wear in Stanhope. Fire and Ambulance Service also attended. Casualty recovered by Team using stretcher and ropes, then handed casualty over to Ambulance Service.
13.00
05/09/2009
42
Team callout
13.00 Team whilst en route to previous incident came across a cyclist with possible serious leg injuries. Team members assisted on scene for an hour prior to the casualty being evacuated by air ambulance.
12.15
05/09/2009
41
Team callout
12.15 hrs Team requested to rescue a dog who had fallen down a cave shaft near Mickle Fell. Dog rescued from tight shaft by the Team.
23.00
30/08/2009
40
Team callout
Called by police after a report of a stabbing in woods near Chester-le-street. Two search dogs deployed but stood down after a couple of hours when nothing found and no report of anyone missing.
02.30
23/08/2009
39
Team callout
Called out at 0230hrs to search for 41 year old male in Bournemoor area, who was believed to be at very high risk of injury. Missing person found by a member of the public who alerted the Team who provided casualty care until county ambulance arrived.
20.00
17/08/2009
38
Other
Team member carried out a rescue from the River Wear at Durham after a male had fallen into the water. The team member stabilised the casualty in the water, no physical injuries other than the on onset of hypothermea. Casualty was extricated from the water with the assistance of the Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Ambulance Service.
17.00
25/07/2009
37
Team callout
17.00 very brief standy by Cumbria Ambulance Service to assist walker near Birkdale in Upper Teesdale. Team not deployed as Air Ambulance able to locate and evacuate.
21.00
19/07/2009
36
Team callout
Call out to search for missing female in the Consett area. River & woodland search. SARDA dogs and swiftwater technicians deployed and assisted by Police helicopter. Stood down at 02.00 hrs nothing found. Missing person turned up safe and well the next morning at 0530hrs.
14.00
16/07/2009
35
Team callout
14.00 hrs Team placed on standby by Police due to extensive flooding in the County. Stood down after 12 hours - Team not deployed.
10.41
13/07/2009
34
Team callout
request by Police to assist in search for another missing male in the same area of the last saerch. HM Coastguard also involved. Body of missing person located and recovered by the Team
08.45
11/07/2009
33
Team callout
08.45 call out by Police to search for missing male in the Castle Eden Dene area of Peterlee. Police helipcopter attended and HM Coastguard Teams searched shoreline. Body found and recovered by TWSMRT.
16.42
06/07/2009
32
Team callout
Team called to the Consett area to search for a lady missing from home since early morning. Missing person found safe and well by team member.
18.00
26/06/2009
31
Team callout
18.00 standby consultation with Swaledale MRT in respect of family of four lost in thick fog near Tan Hill Inn on Pennine Way. Located safe and well prior to arrival of MR Teams
11.45
23/06/2009
30
Team callout
11.45 call out to search for male missing in Weardale area. Stood down en route as person located.
20.05
18/06/2009
29
Team callout
Search for missing person in the Faverdale area of Darlington. Search team stood down at midnight, awaiting further information from the Police.
09.50
28/05/2009
28
Team callout
09.50 Police request Team to search terrain and river following report of a person threatening to jump from a viaduct - nothing found
12.50
23/05/2009
27
Other
Team member first on scene at car crash in Durham City. Casualty care given until County Ambulance arrived on scene.
08.40
06/05/2009
26
Team callout
Team member assists a 78yrs old lady who had fallen in Bishop Auckland she had bad cut to the head, ambulance crew took to Bishop Auckland hospital.
15.15
18/04/2009
25
Other
15.15 hrs Team member assisted as first on scene at a paraglider crash on Skiddaw. Keswick MRT and RAF leeming MRT attended. Casualty evacuated by RAF Seaking with serious leg injuries.
07.30
06/04/2009
24
Team callout
Team called to Osmotherley (North Yorkshire) to assist Cleveland MRT in search. Missing person locate as team en-route.
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02/04/2009
23
Other
Team member came across member of the member of public who was in a despondent state. Team member looked after the casualty while waiting for county ambulance to arrive. Casualty transported to hospital by county ambulance.
09.00
28/03/2009
22
Team callout
09.00 Team contimue search for missing female in York.
12.01
26/03/2009
21
Other
Team member assisted an elderly male with a heart problem following a car crash in Bishop Auckland until the County Ambulance attended.
08.00
26/03/2009
20
Team callout
*********Press Release************************************ Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were one of five mountain rescue teams from the North East involved in the search for missing York chef Claudia Lawrence. Miss Lawrence, 35 was last seen more than a week ago in York. Sixty five mountain rescue team volunteers from Teesdale, Swaldale, Northumberland, Scarborough and Cleveland spent today (Thursday) searching land along the route between Claudia's home and her work at York University. Dave Bartles-Smith leader of the Teesdale Team said "In the past our search skills were predominantly used in upland areas. However in the past few years these skills have been successfully adapted to searching in lowland areas".
BBC 26/3/09
10.50
16/03/2009
19
Team callout
10.50 request by Police to assist following report of a person on a bridge parapet over the River Wear. Initial police serch with dogs and helicpoter and deployment of Team swiftwater technicians.
23.12
14/03/2009
18
Team callout
23.00 call out to assist Swaledale MRT in search for two missing children. Searched through the night assisted by RAF Seaking and supported by addtional resources from SARDA, Cleveland SRT, Kirby Stephen SMRT, North of Tyne SRT and Northunberland MRT. Boys located safe in search area as second phase started the next morning.
BBC 15/03/09
09.30
20/02/2009
17
Team callout
09.30 hrs standby request to assist Cleveland SRT. Team not deployed as missing person located soon after standby request.
17.00
12/02/2009
16
Team callout
Team called by police at 1700hrs to search for missing female from the Fishburn Area after during winter storms. Over 130 hours of searching carried out. Missing person located safe & well.
10.00
02/02/2009
15
Team callout
Team placed on standby by Police during continued blizzards.
13.00
31/01/2009
14
Other
Team Member in Lochnagar, Cairngorms assisted climber who had fallen approx 50m on 45° ice /snow before eventually self arresting with axe.
20.00
29/01/2009
13
Other
18.30 hrs Team SARDA dogs Skye & Holly) respond to assist Scarborough and Ryedale MRT in search for missing child.
00.20
29/01/2009
12
Team callout
00.20 hrs request by Police to assist two Police Officers and a member of the public snowbound on one of the areas high level roads at almost 2,000 ft. Three Team members and Team landrover attended and recovered personnel and vehicles.
17.30
25/01/2009
11
Team callout
17.30 male with young children snowbound near Tan Hill - concern was they were unsure where they were and may have gone off road - India 55 located and police 4x4 able to recover - initial plan in place with TWSMRT and SMRT - Team stood down prior to mobilisation
10.30
25/01/2009
10
Team callout
Request from police to help evacuate a male with a broken leg & Hypothermia from the River Derwent near allensford Country Park. Injured male airlifted to hospital prior to team being mobilised.
01.30
25/01/2009
9
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have been coordinating a search overnight for a man missing from home in Easington Colliery, County Durham. The middle aged man was last seen when he left his home at 1.30pm Saturday and did not return. The Teesdale & Weardale team and the police searched the area around Easington Colliery overnight in driving rain. When the man had not been found by first light mountain rescue teams from Cleveland, Northumberlad and Swaledale were called in to assist. More than 50 mountain rescue volunteers with 5 mountain rescue search dogs with police support expanded the search area at first light. At around 11.30 am the Police helicopter picked up a heat source and within a few minutes a mountain rescue team located the missing man near a stream to the south of Easington Colliery. The man was airlifted by the police helicopter to a waiting ambulance where he was taken to Hartlepool General Hospital. Dave Bartles Smith Weardale & Teesdale team leader said " This is the second major search we have been involved in this week. On both occasions the mountain rescue community came together to deliver a successful outcome. It is gratifying to know that volunteers will freely give up there time and travel many miles out of their own area in order to search for missing people."
23.30
19/01/2009
8
Team callout
A LONE fell walker from London was dramatically rescued from the highest point in the Pennines about 9 a.m. this morning after an all-night search by fell rescue volunteers The alarm was raised by the man's family about 11.30 p.m. last night when he failed to reach an agreed point on his hike along the Pennine Way. More than 50 search and rescue volunteers from teams in Durham, Cumbria, Swaledale, Cleveland and Northumbria were mobilised and snow clearing crews from Durham County Council were call out to clear roads in the Langdale Beck area to allow the search to begin. The police helicopter and an RAF helicopter were also involved. The search teams on the ground were hampered by freezing conditions and snow drifts up to five feet deep. The walker was located at 9 a.m. this morning after he was able to get out a call on his mobile phone. He was airlifted out of a point near Cross Fell, the highest point on the Pennines and taken to Cumbria. He is not thought to be injured.
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11/01/2009
7
Team callout
Team remained on standby to assist ambualnce service in snow for a further 48 hours on 10th and 11th - answerung further calls for assistance. Stood down 18.00 hrs 11th January after 7 days on constant call.
09.00
21/12/2008
6
Team callout
0900hrs request by Swaledale MRT for Team assistance in search for missing person. Ten team members a two search dog's (Skye and N.U.T) attended. Teesdale foot team located the body of the missing person on the dam wall around 1200hrs. The body was retrieved by police divers and assisted by both Swale and Teesdale team members.
17.12
20/12/2008
5
Other
Team Search dog Skye was called to assist Swaledale MRT to search for a missing male for the Leighton area, Concern for the missing 22 year olds wellbeing was raised by family.Immediate search of the area where the missing male’s car was located. Swaledale MRT after four hours of searching & nothing found it was decided to start at 0800hrs the following morning with additional personnel from TWSMRT, Upper Warthdale MRT and Search dog’s.
08.00
19/12/2008
4
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have been carrying out a search overnight for a missing 81 year old man. The gentleman was last see at his home in Stanhope Co. Durham just after lunch yesterday.(Thursday). 19 Rescue Team volunteers and 3 mountain rescue search dogs searched for 8 hours last night assisted by police officers and the air support unit.The search recommences at first light with the assistance of neighbouring mountain rescue team. Stephen Marrs Rescue Team Controller said "We had started to go over ground searched during the night and expand our search with the help of the Cleveland Team when a friend of the gentleman's family found him close to a quarry to the North of the town. We were able to get one of our medics to the scene within a few minutes. We decided that the safest option was to carry the gentleman to the Police helicopter which had landed 200m from the scene. Because of a steep slope we were assisted by a number of police officers and an ambulance crew. The man was taken to James Cook hospital by the police helicopter".
18.28
18/12/2008
3
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are coordinating a major search for a elderly man missing from the Stanhope area of County Durham. The 81 year old gentleman was last seen just after lunch on Thursday. Overnight 19 members of the Teesdale & Weardale team worked with 3 mountain rescue search dogs, police officers and police air support to search areas to the north of the town. Team spokesman Steve Owers said " We found no sign on the man overnight so we will be expanding our search today (Friday). We have asked for assistance from all of the North East Mountain Rescue Teams so we can cover the extensive fell and quarry areas close to Stanhope".
01.35
17/12/2008
2
Team callout
Team requested to assist in search for missing cild in the Ferryhill area. Child found safe and well by the Police as Team members were en route to the incident.
04.00
04/12/2008
1
Team callout
04.00 hrs Team 4x4 capacity on standby during heavy snowfall. Stooddown at 12.00hrs.
Archive: 2018 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 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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