TWSMRT All the latest news from the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Moutain Rescue Team http://www.twsmrt.org.uk Callout 05/02/16 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c809 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c809 Callout 26/01/16 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c810 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c810 Press Release: 28/12/15 - BUSY CHRISTMAS PERIOD FOR LOCAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/pressReleases/releases.php?id=130 BUSY CHRISTMAS PERIOD FOR LOCAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team have had their busiest Christmas period for some years attending incidents as far apart as York and Northumberland. Team Leader Pete Bell said "With the forecast for heavy rain on Boxing day the teams swiftwater rescue technicians were put on stand-by to assist our mountain rescue colleagues in Cumbria in the event of more flooding. As it happened the areas that flooded were a little further south and west so on Boxing Day night 9 team members drove down to York to assist in the evacuation from flooded houses. They assisted 15 people to leave their properties overnight putting them into the Team raft and taking them to dry land." "The same night we were asked to assist North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team with the search for a missing 59 year old lady in the Ponteland area of Northumberland. 8 team member and a mountain rescue search dog not involved in the York incident spent Sunday searching areas near the River Tyne for the lady." "With the prospect of more flooding in York on Monday 10 team members traveled down early on Monday morning. Fortunately the river levels did not raise as high as expect however the Team were involved in ferrying engineers over to the River Foss flood barrier station in order for them to assess damage to the pumps and their surrounds. "The work we have undertaken in the last few days demonstrates the diverse work we do. it is not just about rescuing walkers from the hills and mountains. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all mountain rescue volunteers for giving up their time to help others during the Christmas period." Photos - Team members assist engineers to access pumping station Steve Owers Press Officer TWSMRT 07876132030 1900hrs 28/12/15 Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to Mountain Rescue England and Wales. We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout County Durham and beyond, primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/pressReleases/releases.php?id=130 Press Release: 13/12/15 - RESCUE TEAM ASSIST NORTH EAST AMBULANCE SERVICE http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/pressReleases/releases.php?id=129 Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team have been assisting North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) since yesterday afternoon due to the bad weather in parts of County Durham. Team Leader Pete Bell said "Soon after the snow started to fall on Saturday afternoon we were asked if we could assist NEAS for 24 hrs due to the bad weather and the difficulties in reaching some outlying location. We have a pre-plan in place and were soon able to organise one of our 4x4 vehicles crewed by 3 Team members one of whom was an Mountain Rescue Advanced Casualty Carer. We changed the crews every 8 hours and up until Sunday lunchtime had attended 16 incidents. Most of the incidents we attended were in the West and North of County Durham." Steve Owers Press Officer TWSMRT 07876132030 1430hrs 13/12/15 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/pressReleases/releases.php?id=129