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Team called by NEAS to assist with evacuation of walker on Edmondbyers Fell who had fallen and broken his arm. The walker was located by paramedics as...
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The Team have been involved with 40 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
15.18
01/01/2011
67
Team callout
Motorist reported stuck in the snow by police and assistance requested from Team to locate and assist with recovery. Local Team member located motorist and with members of the public got vehicle back on the move.
11.30
26/12/2010
66
Team callout
Whilst out ice-climbing on Cautley Spout (UK's highest waterfall), 2 team members assisted with Trauma Care following a climber who had fallen from the main pitch.
http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2010/12/26/ice-climber-dies-in-fall-from-frozen-waterfall
10.00
23/12/2010
65
Team callout
The team assisted Cockermouth MRT with an ongoing search for a person missing in the Whinlatter Forest Park area. Nothing found.
17.00
18/12/2010
64
Team callout
Call recieved this afternoon (Saturday) at 17:00 to assist an elderly man who had become stuck in his car in the ford at Killhope Visitor Centre. Three team members attended the scene, the man who was suffering from the cold had already been transfered from the vehicle by ambulance crew.
20.45
16/12/2010
63
Team callout
Request by police to search for missing vulnerable 25 year old male in the Staindrop area. During the initial search phase the missing person was found by family friends walking along a road.
13.00
02/12/2010
62
Team callout
Team called to assist ambulance service with access to a remote farm with snow bound road. District nurses escorted to and from the farm.
09.00
27/10/2010
61
Team callout
Team dog handler assisted police by searching some woodland for a vulnerable adult missing from home. Missing person turned up safe and well outside search area.
12.00
03/10/2010
60
Other
13.30
30/09/2010
59
Team callout
Search continuued from 29th - Team located and recovered body of missing person.
20.54
29/09/2010
58
Team callout
Team called at 2045hrs by police to assist in a targeted search of Waldridge Fell for a MFH male. Nothing found Search to continue on 30/09/2010
09.00
29/09/2010
57
Team callout
Team called to assist North Of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team in ongoing search for a missing female near Derwent Reservior. A day long search of steep and dense woodland. Two Team SARDA dogs attended.
17.00
27/09/2010
56
Team callout
Team requested to search Hownsgill Viaduct in search for missing from home.
21.00
19/09/2010
55
Team callout
21.00 request by Police to search an area near Bishop Auckland following reports by members of the public that a parachutist or microlight had crashed in woodland. Search by Team along with Team SARDA dog and asisted by Police helicopter. A used 'chinese lantern' was found by the Team.
18.48
17/08/2010
54
Team callout
TWSMRT were called to assist Durham Constabulary in the search for a missing 16 year old girl, who had become lost whilst walking on the Pennine Way. Farm Watch was also activated. The missing girl was located safe and well a short time later.
09.00
18/07/2010
53
Team callout
The Team continued their search for the missing 67 year old male from the Belmont area of Durham City. The search continuation was focused on the eastern range of the previous search lead by sightings of missing person on the day he went missing. The search area was difficult to cover because of established crops and dense undergrowth. Nothing found.
10.30
16/07/2010
52
Other
Team members conducting a presentation at Forest in teesdale schhol assists a school pupil who bacame unwell.
06.00
14/07/2010
51
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were involved in the search yesterday (Tuesday) for an elderly gentleman missing from home. The 67 year old had not been seen since leaving his home in the Carrville area of Durham on Sunday. John Little, team duty controller said "The police called us out at 7am yesterday. Twelve members of the team spent 12 hours searching farmland, abandoned railway lines and a golf course to the east of the gentlemans house. We also brought in our canoe group to search the River Wear near to Carrville but we have found no sign of the gentleman". Initial call made at 6am with about 20 Team members contributing to the search through the course of the day. The search area included: woodland, farmland, abandoned railway lines and a golf course to the east of the gentlemans house. The Team's canoe group also searched the River Wear from Durham to Finchale. No signs of the missing man were found.
21.56
02/07/2010
50
Team callout
06.00
27/06/2010
49
Team callout
Team called to provide assisstance to Cleveland MRT, who had been out search in for a missing male. Teams members were meeting at base to travel over when the missing male returned home.
13.27
27/06/2010
48
Team callout
Search Team notified by Ambulance Control to assisst in the extraction of injured walker. Team stood down by Police whilst mobilizing.
08.00
26/06/2010
47
Team callout
Team assisted a range of walkers who experienced difficulties taking part in the Durham Dales challenge.
09.25
26/06/2010
46
Other
Team member assisted following a serious crash at a Karting track.
19.30
22/06/2010
45
Team callout
Team called to search for vulnerable missing woman who's vehicle had been located near Derwent Reservoir. Missing person returned to car of her own accord as the Team and Canoe section assembled.
15.30
05/06/2010
44
Other
15.30 hrs Team member assisted as first on scene of crashed mountain biker near Winlatter in the lake District. Chest injuries including pneumothorax. Attended to and evacuated by ambulance service and Keswick MRT.
18.00
02/06/2010
43
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team based in County Durham were asked to help yesterday (2nd June) following the Cumbria shootings. The team were called out at 6pm on Wednesday to assist the Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams. They were tasked with search hedgerows and verges on roads radiating out from the village of Rowrah in case any other people had been involved in the shooting. No one was found and the search was stood down at 9am today (Thursday). Steve Owers team spokesman said " this was as unusual search as usually we want to find individuals but in the case the opposite was true. We worked closely with mountain rescue search dogs brought down from Scotland and fortunately no further persons were found".
23.15
24/05/2010
42
Team callout
23.15 hrs standby/ consulation with Police regarding an elderly male missing on Cockfield Fell. Turned up safe and well before any deployment actioned.
20.25
16/05/2010
41
Team callout
Team placed on Stand-by to assist police with a missing 78 year old male who had become lost in the Whorton area. Missing person found safe & well by Police Helicopter prior to team being mobilised.
12.30
16/05/2010
40
Team callout
Team called by Ambulance Control to assist with the evacuation of member of the public from the hillside around Burnhope Mast, Burnhope.
16.30
07/05/2010
39
Team callout
16.30 hrs request by Police to assist in search for missing 8 year old child. Child found safe and well as Team assembled.
09.00
30/03/2010
38
Other
Team SARDA dog - Misty locates lost male - during large scale search on North Yorkshire fells involving RAF, Swaledale MRT, Cave Rescue Organisation, Kirby Stephen MRT and Kendal MRT.
Northern Echo 31/03/10
13.00
27/03/2010
37
Team callout
13.00 hrs Stanhope Fells - Team members out with TWSMRT Youth section on hill training came across a party of 18 people on a sponsored walk. They were completely lost and tired. Team members and assited them across swollen streams and escorted them off the hill.
18.00
26/03/2010
36
Team callout
18.00 hrs Call out to search for two missing hillwalkers lost and cold in the North pennines. KSMRT and PMRT involved. Team deployed 16 personnel and three SARDA dogs and utilised the local specialist knowledge of a gamekeeper. Both walkers located safe and well by Teesdale Team at approx 22.00 hrs.
09.00
24/03/2010
35
Team callout
21.20 Call out to assist Police in search for missing 6 year old child. Stood down en route - child found safe.
09.00
20/03/2010
34
Team callout
15.30 hrs Call out to injured and stuck kayaker upstream from Low Force in Teesdale. Full response from all services including RAF Seaking. Stood down en route as group largely self rescued.
10.30
19/03/2010
33
Team callout
10.30 hrs call out - search for male believed to be missing on fell and forest above Stanhope. Search involving Team and two SARDA dogs negative. Team stooddown.
09.00
16/03/2010
32
Team callout
Search for missing woman in Seaham area. Nothing found.
20.25
28/02/2010
31
Team callout
Team members assists police to search & recover a stranded motorist who was stuck in the snow. Team members used 4 X 4 vehicles to access the motorist and recovery down to Stanhope.
07.00
28/02/2010
30
Team callout
07.00 hrs Call out to search for missing female near Darlington. SARDA dog deployed along with 3 search groups, Search of farmland - nothing found. Team re commenced planned exercise back up on the snowbound fells.
21.00
25/02/2010
29
Team callout
Team placed on Standby to assist Swaledale MRT to assist in the search & recovery of a snowbound motorist in Arkengarthdale.
12.25
24/02/2010
28
Team callout
12.15 hrs Call out to search for missing female in the Chester-le-Street area. Team search groups including SARDA dogs, Canoe group and swiftwater technicians deployed. More details to follow.
Journal Live 3/2/2010
16.20
15/02/2010
27
Team callout
Team put on standby for missing male from Darlington area. Missing person returned home some hours later.
13.57
14/02/2010
26
Team callout
Requested by Ambulance Service to assist with evacuation of an injured dog walker from Hamsterley Forest. Met with NEAS ambulance and escorted it from the icy tracks within the forest back to tarmaced roads.
21.45
07/02/2010
25
Team callout
21.45 hrs Call out search from missing vulnerable female in the Stanhope area. Team about to start search in cold and wet snow when she was located safe and well. Stood down.
12.05
07/02/2010
24
Team callout
The Team was requested to stand-by for a possible search for a vulnerable male missing overnight from the Lanchester area. The missing person was found by the Police before the Team deployed.
20.30
01/02/2010
23
Team callout
20.30 hrs Call out to rescue female snowbound on Swinhope Head road in Weardale. Police helicopter turned back due to fresh snowfall. Team member reached driver and took her back to the valley. Driver unfamiliar with area had been following the SAT NAV, which directed her over one of the highest roads in the UK. This road which climbs past the ski area remains completely snowbound and has been so since 16th December 2009!
00.35
28/01/2010
22
Team callout
00.35 hrs Call out to search for male missing on the Waskerley Way near Rowley. Body found by Team SARDA dog SAM and recovered by Team members.
09.30
13/01/2010
21
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team were called into a major search for a fisherman missing on the North East coast of County Durham. Team Leader Dave Bartles-Smith said “The fisherman is believed to have been fishing near Blackhall Rocks in County Durham. Fifteen mountain rescue personnel from Teesdale and Weardale and the Cleveland mountain rescue team are working with the Coastguard, police and an RAF Sea King helicopter to locate the gentleman”. No trace of the missing person was found on the shore line, cliffs or nearby farm and woodland.
BBC 13/01/10 BBC 18/1/10
20.30
12/01/2010
20
Team callout
Call by Cumbria Police to rescue a total of 5 adults from 3 vehicles who had become snow bound on the Middleton to Brough road, having ignored the road closed signs. Kirby Stephen MRT together with TWSMRT battled through very strong winds and deep drifting snow to the stranded vehicles and recovered the occupants to Middleton in Teesdale.
11.00
10/01/2010
19
Team callout
further access support given to snowbound farm near stanhope - team members carrying provisons across the fell.
18.00
10/01/2010
18
Team callout
Nighttime rescue of snowbound motorist ongoing near Stanhope. Please heed road closure signs and be aware that on high level routes blowing snow will very quickly reduce visibility to zero and block the road completely.
23.30
09/01/2010
17
Team callout
The team was called to look for a private ambulance broken down in snow drifts with 3 people on board between Middleton in Teesdale and Alston. One team member drove the B6277 in company with a Durham Police Landrover. Found the broken down vehicle and transported the 3 occupants to Darlington Memorial Hospital.
14.00
09/01/2010
16
Team callout
Called by Police to access a remote farm snowbound since before Christmas on the fells above Stanhope and requesting help. Team members walked through chest deep snow to deliver basic essentials.
BBC
13.00
09/01/2010
15
Team callout
Search in the Tow Law area. Search of fields and moorland follwoing RTA and concermn that occupants were injured and had wlked off into snowbound fields and fell. Nothing found - stood down
08.00
06/01/2010
14
Team callout
Team called to assist the Ambulance Service based at Bishop Auckland & Consett with 4x4 vehicles and Advanced Casualty Care due to the large amount of snow in County Durham. Cover lasted 7 days.
20.55
31/12/2009
13
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
12
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
11
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
10
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
9
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
8
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
7
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
6
Team callout
Team called to assist stranded drivers in Craghead due to heavy snow.
20.30
19/12/2009
5
Team callout
Team called to assist incident on A19. Team stood down en route.
Sunderland Echo 22/12/09
20.15
19/12/2009
4
Team callout
Callout to assist 62 year old diabetic walking dog caught in snow
Northern Echo 21/12/09
18.39
19/12/2009
3
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
2
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
1
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.
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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