TWSMRT All the latest news from the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Moutain Rescue Team Callout 25/09/16 The Team were called by North East Ambulance Service to assist with carrying out a gentleman who had slipped and fallen whilst walking beside the River Tees near Barnard Castle. 8 team members carried the patient in a mountain rescue stretcher for 1 km to the waiting ambulance. Callout 18/09/16 Callout 18/09/16 Callout 07/09/16 Team called out at lunchtime on Wednesday to search for a young female missing from Ferryhill. As the search was underway assisted by a mountain rescue search dog and handler from Swaledale the young lady was located fit and well outside the search area. Press Release: 18/09/16 - MOUNTAIN RESCUE EXERCISE TURNS INTO REAL THING Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team spent most of today (Sunday) in Hamsterley Forest on one of the monthly exercise. Within the space of 2 hours they were called to assist at 2 incidents in the same forest. Incident 1 came just after lunch when a mountain biker came off his bike near The Grove. The Team were first to attend and after stabilising the young man the decision was made to transport him in the Team ambulance to University Hospital Durham. The exercise had just restated when the Team received a call to assist North East Ambulance Service after another mountain biker was injured in the forest. A Team medic assisted with the treatment of the casualty before he was loaded onto a mountain rescue stretcher and carried to a waiting ambulance. Pete Bell Team Leader said……… Steve Owers Press Officer TWSMRT 07876132030