TWSMRT All the latest news from the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Moutain Rescue Team Callout 20/05/18 While on exercise in Hamsterley Forest the Team was called to assist with a 52 year old male who had fallen from his mountain bike at speed while negotiating a corner. He was assessed and treated by team members qualified in extended skills casualty care before being forwarded to hospital. Callout 04/05/18 Team called to rescue a 9 month old Labrador puppy (called Riley) which had slipped down a very steep bank above the River Tees at Cotherstone. The team lowered 2 team members to the dog and after a quick check over put him into a large bag to safely lower him to the bottom of the bank. After a more extensive check by our senior dog handler we confirmed Riley seemed none the worse for his adventure and was safely returned to his grateful owner. Press Release: 04/05/18 - EARLY MORNING DOG RESCUE The Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team were called by police just before 7am this morning to the banks of the river Tees near Cotherstone where a dog had become stuck on a ledge at the bottom of a very steep slope. The dog, a Golden Lab called Riley had apparently got over exited by some sheep and ended up stranded. The alarm was raised by a nearby resident and police asked the team to assist. Once the dog was located the team set up a simple rope system and two team members were lowered to the site. After a few reassuring strokes Riley was secured and lowered to the bottom where one of the teams' dog handlers, local man Des Toward was waiting. The dog was non the worse for its adventure and soon re united with its owner, who was extremely grateful and very happy.