TWSMRT All the latest news from the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Moutain Rescue Team Callout 04/07/15 Whilst carrying out medical cover for a running race in Hamsterley Forest team members were asked by the police to assist a mountain biker who had hit a tree at speed and injured himself. We treated the injured man in a vacuum mattress and on a stretcher and then carried him to a waiting ambulance. Callout 01/07/15 We were called out in the early hours of Friday 2nd July to search for a missing elderly couple. Our search was centred around their car which had been parked on the A689 between Wolsingham, and Frosterley Unfortunately nothing was found. Callout 27/06/15 The Team were called to locate a walker who had reported himself lost while taking part in a long distance challenge walk. Two team land rovers were despatched and located the walker on ground above Pikeston Fell, disoriented but unhurt. Callout 27/06/15 The team were called to assist with a female who had fallen and sustained a deep laceration to her arm. One land rover responded while en-route back to base from the previous call out. Team members administered cas-care until hand over to NEAS ambulance Callout 23/06/15 Team called by ambulance following a report of a mountain biker who had fallen in Hamsterly Forest suffering an open leg fracture. Team attended and carried casualty to helicopter. Callout 20/06/15 Team requested to assist in a search for missing six year old child who had last been seen the previous evening. Missing child found by police based on new information whilst the Team were being deployed. Callout 20/06/15 Following the stand down in the search for the missing 6 year old child the Team were asked if they could also assist in the ongoing search for a missing despondent male. He was found alive by the police very shortly after the Teams help had been requested. Callout 19/06/15 Team requested to search for missing person believed to be near the river in Chester-Le-Street. Missing person found by police as the Team were assembling Callout 17/06/15 Callout 16/06/15 Search for an elderly gentleman missing in the Consett area. Unfortunately the missing person had died and was found the following morning some miles from the search area. Callout 14/06/15 Continuation of yesterdays search, with emphasis on his known walking routes. Callout 13/06/15 Search for a 31 yr.,old, vulnerable male, missing from home in Ferryhill since Thursday. Press Release: 21/06/15 - MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM ASSIST WITH INJURED MOUNTAIN BIKER TEESDALE and WEARDALE SEARCH and MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM ASSIST WITH INJURED MOUNTAIN BIKER Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team were called out this evening (Tue) to assist the North East Ambulance Service evacuate a badly injured mountain biker from Hamsterley Forest Co. Durham. Pete Bell, Mountain Rescue Team Leader said "We were called out around 6.30 this evening to assist local paramedics with a mountain biker who had come of his bike on a forest trail approx. 10 minutes from the nearest road. The 17 year old biker from the Stockton area had badly injured his ankle. Six of our team members attended with one of our vehicles. The casualty was loaded onto our stretcher and with the assistance of the casualties father and a friend was carried to a waiting ambulance. During the carry our the Great North Air Ambulance became available and the casualty was transferred to the helicopter and taken to James Cook Hospital. Photos MR1 and MR2 - Casualty evacuation Steve Owers Press Officer 07876 132030 23/06/15 2205hrs