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Whilst on a weekend training trip in the lake district, the team were asked to attend to an injured 13 year old at the head of Piers Gill, on the corr...
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The Team have been involved with 43 callouts so far this calender year. Summary details with time and date are shown below.

Previous years callouts can be found here:
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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
09.00
06/12/2023
43
Team callout
Team searched farm land near Willington
09.00
03/12/2023
42
Team callout
The Canoe Team again searched the section of river from above Willington down to Durham in response to the missing male from Willington. A large and assorted range of clothes were recover from the river and passed on to the police for future checks. The river levels were much lower than on previous searches which allowed access to areas that were previously inaccessible however the conditions were very cold with heavy snow on the banks and occasional river ice.
12.45
02/12/2023
41
Team callout
Team called by NEAS to a female walker with a broken ankle. Team stood down after reaching the reported location before discovering the wrong location had been passed to the team. The lady was then rescued by Penrith who were better placed to access the true location of the casualty.
17.00
01/12/2023
40
Team callout
Team called to assist Fire, Police and Ambulance service with the evacuation of a female found near Tudhoe.
12.00
23/11/2023
39
Team callout
Team called by Ambulance service to assist with the extraction of a patient who had slipped and sustained a lower leg injury near Tunstall Reservoir. 8 team member responded and carried the casualty, via a vacuum mattress, the short (but very muddy) distance to the waiting ambulance.
08.30
18/11/2023
38
Team callout
The Canoe Team again searched for the young man missing from Willington. Three members of the Team's canoe group with a Team driver supporting on land searched the River Wear from Sunnybrow to Durham City, a distance of over 20kms. River levels had been up and back down again but were lower than those seen on the previous search allowing for more coverage of some areas of the river. Despite 7 hours on the water nothing was found.
14.55
18/11/2023
37
Team callout
Whilst on the way back from a callout our Control Vehicle driver came across a single vehicle road traffic collision. He informed Durham Police and provided medical care to the occupants of the car. A busy day with three incidents before the team deploy on their annual night exercise this evening.
13.15
18/11/2023
36
Team callout
The team were called by North East Ambulance Service to assist a lady who had suffered a back injury whilst out for a walk in the woods near Esh Winning. We located the casualty and evacuated her to a nearby NEAS ambulance. Medical care was provided by NEAS.
09.00
04/11/2023
35
Team callout
Day 2 of our search for the young man missing from Willington. Four members of the Team's canoe group with two more supporting on land searched the River Wear from Sunnybrow to Durham City, a distance of over 20kms. River levels had dropped significantly from the preceeding day allowing for more favourable conditions but despite 7 hours on the water nothing was found.
09.00
03/11/2023
34
Team callout
Team called to assist in the ongoing search for a missing male. 12 Team members and 1 Team dog searched rough ground in the area the missing male was known to visit. Nothing found.
02.00
28/10/2023
33
Team callout
Team called by police in the small hours of the morning to search for a missing vulnerable male who's vehicle had been found near a woodland on the outskirts of Wheatley Hill. The team were stood down while in the planning phase when the missing male was found by the police in the woodland.
16.47
22/10/2023
32
Team callout
Late this afternoon the team were called by Durham Constabulary to assist in the search for two females near Tunstall Reservoir, who had taken a wrong turn and become disoriented. We are pleased to say that the two ladies were located safe and well by one of the local game keepers as the team and Search Dog Tarn from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England were deploying. The ladies were very grateful to all who attended, in this instance and they did exactly the right thing and called 999. The temperature at this time of year can be deceptive and as we were all standing down the temperature had dropped to 2°C and was falling. Had they not called for assistance the outcome could have been very different. A great outcome for all, and thanks to our colleagues at Crook Police for their support, with officers and a police drone in attendance.
11.44
24/09/2023
31
Team callout
Team was called out to a lady who had slipped down an embankment on Cockfield Fell and injured her shoulder. Access was extremely difficult, down steep slippery slopes, covered in gorse. Thanks to 2 members of the public who assisted us with the help of a machette. The last 20m required us to walk through the river to get to the injured female, beneath a very steep slope. The lady was assessed by paramedics who we had led to the incident site. After been given pain relief we were able to assist the lady across the river and walk her to a nearby farm to a NEAS ambulance.
23.55
17/09/2023
30
Team callout
Requested by police for advice to support finding a lost male in the Ferryhill area. Support given but Team not physically deployed.
12.16
10/09/2023
29
Team callout
The team was called out today to a lady who was suffering a heat related issue in a remote area of moorland north of Smiddy Shaw Reservoir nr Waskerely. 9 team members attended and we were able to walk the lady back to the dam with our assistance.
16.30
06/09/2023
28
Team callout
Team called to assist a woman who had fallen mid way down Cauldron Snout waterfall path. The Team packaged the lady and coordinated a winch rescue by the Coastguard Helicopter who evacuated the lady to James Cook hospital.
16.00
03/09/2023
27
Team callout
Team called to a teanager who'd fallen off his mountain bike while riding in Hamsterly Forest. Team packaged the casualty and transported them to the NEAS ambulance.
19.25
02/09/2023
26
Team callout
The team were asked by Durham Constabulary to help search for an elderly missing person in the Wolsingham area. As the first of the team member arrived on scene, the police informed TWSMRT that the person had been found. The team were stood down.
11.00
30/08/2023
25
Team callout
Team called to evacuate a child who had fallen on steep ground in the Bolihope area of Weardale. 6 Team members and 2 vehicles responded and the casualty was handed over to a NEAS ambulance for onward transportation.
16.00
26/08/2023
24
Team callout
Team called to evacuate female with ankle injury from the bottom of High Force. 6 team members assisted NEAS and the injured lady was transported onward to hospital by a family member.
20.00
21/08/2023
23
Team callout
Team called to assist the ambulance service in locating a male patient in the Burnhope Reservoir area. Team stood down whilst deploying when the missing male was located.
14.50
21/08/2023
22
Team callout
Team called to female walker who had injured herself near High Force Waterfall. Team attended with NEAS paramedics and stretchered the lady upto the roadside for transfer into the NEAS ambulance.
16.04
17/08/2023
21
Team callout
Team were called out today to assist North East Ambulance Service to move a patient from near High Force waterfall in Teesdale to the road ambulance.
18.00
12/08/2023
20
Team callout
At 18:00 on Saturday the team were contacted by Durham Police to help a lone walker who has become lost on their walk back to their caravan after taking the wrong path through woodland near Barnard Castle. While the Team gathered information including attempting a PhoneFind, we initiated a full callout to find the lady before it got dark. As the first of our team members arrived on scene we managed to contact the walker via phone. The walker had managed to find their way to a farm, ask for directions and walked back to their caravan. Once their phone had been charged we were able to speak to them and confirm they were safe and well. At this point we stood down the team. In all 9 TWSMRT volunteers and one dog were involved, including two team vehicles.
12.30
05/08/2023
19
Team callout
The team were called out to assist NEAS near Bowlees. A walker was injured and needed extraction. Steep ground required the use of a belay system for the stretcher.
19.15
16/07/2023
18
Team callout
Request from Police to assist near Durham
17.55
12/07/2023
17
Team callout
The Team were called by NEAS to assist a male with a young child who had fallen in a remote location near Wolsingham. Most of the Team were stood down fairly quickly when a family member met with the patient and the patient started walking out. Two local team members continued and met with the casualty and checked him over before continuing to walk him out.
13.00
12/07/2023
16
Team callout
Team called to search for a vulnerable male in Newton Aycliffe area. The Team were stood down shortly after deployment when new information came to light which put the missing person outside the agreed search area.
14.45
08/07/2023
15
Team callout
The Team were called out this afternoon to the Newbiggin area of Teesdale to a report of a male who had become separated from their Duke of Edinburgh expedition group. As the team were assembling at the RV a team member came across the missing young man.
10.51
27/06/2023
14
Team callout
Today at 1050 NEAS requested our assistance with a casualty who had fallen on a path near Bowes. Ten team members and two team vehicles attended. The casualty was assessed at the scene where team members and ambulance crew splinted the injured ankle and packaged the lady on our stretcher. The stretcher was carried up steep ground, then transferred to our awaiting Land rover. After a short off-road trip, the lady was transferred to the care of the NEAS crew for onward care. We wish the lady a swift recovery and hope she, her husband and dog can complete their walk soon.
21.10
24/06/2023
13
Team callout
Team called by the police to assist with the search for a vulnerable male in a large area of woodland. Missing male turned up just before searching commenced.
11.50
28/05/2023
12
Team callout
The Team was called out today to an elderly lady who had sustained a lower leg injury while walking near Middleton in Teesdale. The lady was treated at the scene and carried to a nearby ambulance
10.30
21/05/2023
11
Team callout
This morning we were contacted by NEAS to assist with a mountain biker who had fallen, injuring themselves in Hamsterley Forest. The team deployed 8 team members with 1 member working as remote incident manager. The team assisted NEAS and extricated the rider 1km on our stretcher to the nearby ambulance.
14.25
30/04/2023
10
Team callout
The team were contacted by NEAS due to a walker in 80s with chest pains near Cronkley Farm in upper Teesdale. A full callout was declared. Ambulance crew arrived first and made contact with the walking party. Team members were on their way in personal cars and team vehicles. Meanwhile, the ambulance crew assessed the patient and along with two team members and the assistance of a farmer with a quad bike, took the gentleman to the waiting ambulance. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he manages to complete his walk in the near future. In all 13 team members were involved for 1 hour.
09.00
21/04/2023
9
Team callout
The Team was asked by Durham Police to search an area of steep ground in Castle Eden Dene at Peterlee for a vulnerable male who has been missing since 10th April. Unfortunately nothing was found
17.05
16/04/2023
8
Team callout
A busy weekend for the team. Water training on Saturday and Sunday, a callout to Hamsterley Forest on Saturday and 2 callouts on Sunday. The first was to search for a high risk vulnerable person in the Sniperley area of Durham City. While some team vehicles were enroute form the water training they came across a serios RTC between Middleton and Egglestone. Due to the number of casualties team members were asked to assist by the emergency services in attendance.
16.37
16/04/2023
7
Team callout
Dog and foot search of woodland around Lanchester Hospital for vulnerbale male.
13.28
15/04/2023
6
Team callout
The Team was called out today to a mountain biker who had sustained an injury to his lower leg in Hamsterley Forest. 12 team members attended. The casualty was stretchered by the Team out of the woodland and handed over to the North East Ambulance Service.
09.00
17/03/2023
5
Team callout
Team called to assist the police with a search of farm land between Thornley and Ludworth for a male pensioner last seen in Thornley. The team's search focused on hedges and ditches in the area. A body was found in one of the sector's by the police.
09.00
01/02/2023
4
Team callout
Last Wednesday 9 team members plus 3 mountain rescue search dogs searched an area of woodland near Fishburn for a lady missing from the village.
13.00
02/01/2023
3
Team callout
Team called to a female walker who had slipped and injured her ankle near Cauldron Snout Waterfall. The Team packaged the casualty but due to the location and difficult ground conditions the GNAS Air Ambulance helicopter was asked to attend and evacuated the casualty directly to hospital.
08.00
17/12/2022
2
Team callout
The Canoe Team searched about 27km of the River Tees down stream from Broken Scar in Darlington, as a follow up to the previous search in November. After over 6 hours searching a body was spotted in the river which was subsequently identified as the missing male from Darlington.
00.41
02/12/2022
1
Team callout
Team called to assist with the evacuation of casualty in the vicinity of Hownsgill.
Archive: 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
2019 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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