TWSMRT All the latest news from the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Moutain Rescue Team Callout 17/09/17 The Team were briefly called out while return from our days training to look for a missing male in the Dipton area. The vulnerable missing male had last been seen at Dipton Scout Hut and had subsequently told the police that he could hear a road. He was found by the police very shortly after we were called. Six team members, two trainees and three team vehicles responded. Callout 13/09/17 Team called to six canoists reported as overdue and who's canoe had been seen floating down the river upside down. The team were stood down about 45 minutes later when the group were found safe and well by the police helicopter. Callout 11/09/17 Team called by police to search for a missing male in the Leadgate area. The 45 year old male was found after about an hour a shirt distance outside the initial search area. Callout 10/09/17 Team called to assist North of Tyne MRT in search for missing 12 year old. Team stood down while assembling when girl found safe and well. Callout 31/08/17 The team were called to help search for a missing woman in the Leadgate Area. The vulnerable lady in her mid forties had left home about 11am the previous day. During searches a potential sighting was identified however nothing was found and the search stood down at 22.30 to await more information from the police. Callout 27/08/17 Assistance to the ambulance service to extract an injured mountain biker in Hamsterley Forrest, who was then transferred to the GNAAS helicopter and flown to James Cook Hospital. Callout 25/08/17 Team called to search for four children reported missing in Hamsterly Forest. Despite being stood down within one minute of being called 3 Team members were already responding (although not on scene!) Press Release: 31/07/17 - BARNARD CASTLE STREET COLLECTION The Teesdale and Weardale search and mountain rescue team would like to thank the people of Teesdale and visitors to Barnard Castle for their generosity during last Saturdays annual street collection. Team members were joined by the president of Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) Ray Griffiths who happily took a bucket and stood through mixed weather collecting and chatting to interested parties. The team raised 970 ! As volunteers, none of our members receive any remuneration and therefor every penny raised goes into running the team. Once again the folk of Teesdale have shown their generosity.