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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: 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
10.40
27/12/2013
Team callout
09.30
22/12/2013
Team callout
Team assisted North of Tyne/Northumberland National Park Search Teams with water searches as part of a large scale search for missing 63 year female. This included searching the TWSMRT Canoe Team searching the East Allen River and the Team's Swift Water Technicians checking out culverts and tributaries.
18.30
22/12/2013
Team callout
The team were called to assist car with 4 people stuck in snow on Cowshill to Allenheads road. Stood down en route when car was pulled out by passing motorist.
13.30
19/12/2013
Team callout
Team searched for male missing from home in Burnhope area. 10 team members and 2 search dogs. Nothing found.
07.30
06/12/2013
Team callout
TWSMRT and Cleveland MRT worked together all day to search for a missing 81 year old man in the Middleton One Row area. A body was recovered from the River Tees at around 4.30pm.
09.00
30/11/2013
Team callout
Team canoe group search of River Wear from Durham City to Finchale Abbey in continuing search for missing Durham University student.
08.50
01/11/2013
Team callout
The team were called to help search for a missing student from Durham. They spent the day searching the river banks in Durham city. Unfortunately he was not found.
23.40
14/09/2013
Team callout
TWSMRT assisted Durham Police in search for a party of Duke of Edinburgh Award students missing in the Cow Green area. The party were found safe and well by Durham Police.
16.00
14/09/2013
Team callout
TWSMRT provide technical assistance to Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service during the rescue of an elderly man from the River Tees.
11.23
03/08/2013
Team callout
Request from Police for Team to look out for missing 66 year old woman. Car spotted by team member in Weardale and Police and Team Advanced Medic called.
07.00
21/07/2013
Team callout
Teesdale Team were called to search for a despondent man missing from home in the Chester le Street area. Whilst searches were being conducted by the Team, police, police helicopter, search dogs and North of Tyne MRT the missing man was found in an area of woodland yet to be searched by a member of the public.
13.00
16/07/2013
Team callout
Requested by Cleveland Team to assist in a search for a vulnerable 62 year old male. Missing person found as Team members assembled.
12.10
13/07/2013
Team callout
The Team were called by North East Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of an injured mountain biker in Hamsterley Forest. The casualty's injuries were not severe and the Team were stood down whilst en route to the incident as ou assistance was no longer required.
10.30
10/07/2013
Other
16.00
09/07/2013
Team callout
Request from police to check difficult to access cave in Castle Eden Dene in continuing search for Robert Sanderson.
08.00
06/07/2013
Team callout
Team have spent most of Sunday searching for middle aged man from the Peterlee area. The search has been concentrated on Castle Eden Dene, a 3 mile long steep sided valley leading to the sea. The man was last seen at a local newsagents at around 6.30am on Friday. Police are concerned for his welfare especially as he has now been missing for over 60 hours which is very out of character.
16.00
06/07/2013
Team callout
Request by Police to search difficult to access cave in Castle Eden Dene in continuing search for missing male. Nothing found.
13.30
29/06/2013
Team callout
Team called by North East Ambulance Service to attend to reports of a mountain biker having fallen and injured himself in Hamsterley Forest. The casualty was located and treated for arm, leg, chest and pelvic injuries before transfer to NEAS ambulance for transport to hospital.
22.18
19/06/2013
Team callout
Team called by police to look for 86 year old female missing from care home. Two search dogs were deployed but stood down shortly after arriving at the care home when the missing lady was located in another area of the care home.
15.13
06/06/2013
Team callout
Team called out by Durham Police to search rural areas around Peterlee for vulnerable 82 yr old missing from home. Misper found by member of public and taken to hospital by ambulance service as we were deploying.
15.44
06/06/2013
Team callout
Missing from home elderly gentleman with dementia, found as team assembling at the RV point.
13.30
26/05/2013
Team callout
While participating in the Barnard Castle Meet the Team responded to reports of a person having fallen somewere in the High Street. A 47yr old female was located with a suspected fractured ankle. The lady was treated by our advanced medics and transported to hospital in a Team ambulance due to the Ambulance Service being very busy due to increased incidents over the Bank Holiday.
22.43
18/05/2013
Other
12.30
11/05/2013
Team callout
Team called out on 12/05/13 to conduct a canoe search of the River Wear in Durham City for a woman missing since Saturday morning. Just as team were deploying a body was located by a member of the public close to the missing ladies home.
12.00
04/05/2013
Team callout
Search for a missing 69 year old lady from Eaglescliffe.
19.00
30/04/2013
Team callout
Team called to assist with search for despondent 31 year old male in Kepier woods area on the outskirts of Durham City. The Team's Canoe section also attended searching from the outskirts of the city down to Finchale Priory. The search was stood down when the missing persons phone was pinged outside the area.
04.55
27/03/2013
Team callout
Team called at 05:00 to search Coxhoe quarry for vulnerable male. Found in quarry by police as Team members arrived.
11.00
26/03/2013
Team callout
The Team were called to search for a vulnerable male who had last been seen walking his dog the previous evening. The dog had already been found by neighbours. The Team searched a large area of land around the area where the missing person usually walked his dog with the assistance of the North of Tyne and Northumbria National Park Teams. The missing person turned up safe and well having been out all night looking for his dog which had run off the previous evening.
13.45
25/03/2013
Team callout
Assisted medical services with access to remote farm because of snow
09.00
24/03/2013
Team callout
Team vehicle assited Distric Nurses to attend seriously ill patient at remote farm near Bowes due to heavy snow
09.00
23/03/2013
Team callout
Team vehicle assited Distric Nurses to attend seriously ill patient at remote farm near Bowes due to heavy snow
11.00
22/03/2013
Team callout
Team vehicle assited Distric Nurses to attend seriously ill patient at remote farm near Bowes due to heavy snow
09.00
17/03/2013
Team callout
Team involved in the search for a missing female in the Chester-le-Street area last seen on 02/03/13. 23 team members and 4 mountain rescue search dogs attended.
09.00
23/02/2013
Team callout
Search continued for missing vulnerable male in Waldridge Fell area with assistance from North of Tyne MRT.
23.00
22/02/2013
Team callout
Team callout to search for missing vulnerable male who's car was found near Waldridge Fell, Co. Durham. Search stood down at 03.30hrs.
08.45
09/02/2013
Team callout
Assistance to CSMRT in the continuing search for the lady missing from Helmsley
BBC 13/02/13
11.00
05/02/2013
Team callout
Team called to look for missing vulnerable male in the Darlington Area. The Team were out for about 6 hours and were assisted by Swaledale MRT to search the area between Darlington and the A1M. The missing person turned up safe and well in Darlington centre.
09.30
04/02/2013
Team callout
11.30
31/01/2013
Team callout
The Team were called to assist Cleveland MRT in a search for a missing elderly woman. The search was suspended as darkness fell.
16.30
26/01/2013
Team callout
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called out last night (Saturday) to search for a missing kite skier in upper Teesdale. The party of 5 kite skiers, from the Wylam area, had set off earlier in the day to ski some of the fells high on the Durham/Cumbria border. Izzy Barnes Deputy Team Leader said " The weather turned suddenly from sunshine to thick mist and one of the party became separated from the rest. After about an hour his friends raised the alarm and we and the Penrith Team were contacted. The only location we had was that the man was last seen in the Harwood Common area at a height of just under 2000ft. As we proceeded to the area we requested an RAF Sea King helicopter to carry out a search in the remaining minutes of daylight. Unfortunately the mist came in again and the helicopter had to turn back. Initially there was some confusion as to how many were in the party and how many were missing. When we arrived we were told two of the missing man's friends had gone back on to the fell to search for him. Weather at the time was not good with darkness, strong winds and heavy sleet. We then received a telephone call to say the missing man had come across a remote farm house near Alston so he was safe. However his to friends were still out on the fell searching for him. As the time they said they would return came and went we started to deploy 12 team members and a mountain rescue search dog. Fortunately soon after, his friends returned to the road and we were able to confirm all missing persons were safe".
09.00
24/01/2013
Team callout
Assisting the ambulance service by using our landrover crewed by team medics and blue light trained driver as a rapid response vehicle.
16.h3
22/01/2013
Team callout
The team were called out on 22/01/13 to search for two missing children. The two children had been playing outside in the snow for most of the day and failed to return home. As the team were travelling to the scene the children returned home safe and well.
09.00
22/01/2013
Team callout
Assisting the ambulance service with a 4x4 vehicle crewed by rescue team advanced casualty carers acting as a rapid response vehicle.
09.00
21/01/2013
Team callout
Assisting the ambulance service with a 4x4 vehicle crewed by rescue team advanced casualty carers acting as a rapid response vehicle.
09.00
19/01/2013
Team callout
Assisting the ambulance service with a 4x4 vehicle crewed by rescue team advanced casualty carers acting as a rapid response vehicle.
12.30
11/01/2013
Team callout
Team called to assist with evacuation of injured walker. County Ambulance were already in attendance.
20.40
30/12/2012
Team callout
Vulnerable women in 60's missing in Murton Co. Durham. 10 team members and 1 search dog attended. Women found in bus shelter just as team arriving.
16.00
10/12/2012
Team callout
The Team were asked to help rescue a dog believed to be trapped underground on Monday night. The Team were contacted by gamekeepers from Raby Estates after one of their dogs had followed a fox into a limestone escarpment on the fell above Club Gill Farm north on Middleton in Teesdale on Friday. The fox ran out of another entrance but the dog did not follow. Despite the gamekeepers leaving food the terrier did not escaped from the network of limestone passages. Pete Bell, Rescue Team Leader said "Initially we sent up a couple of team members to survey the area. It became clear that we would need the assistance of a more specialist Team so we called in members of Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit. They sent Team members from Carlisle and Alston in Cumbria and Wolsingham in County Durham with specialist equipment. Both Teams worked together with the assistance of the gamekeepers for 8 hours to enlarge the entrance to the chambers. The weather and conditions on Monday evening were not good, it was very cold with snow showers and because of the recent rain the ground was extremely muddy. We eventually broke through to the main chamber which was still very narrow but disappointingly there was no sign of the terrier. Food was left inside and it will be checked over the next few days by the gamekeepers."
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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