Latest Incident: 19/10/21 Team called to rescue female with leg injury near Frosterly. Team stood down while assembling since assistance no longer required.
18th September 2013 MOUNTAIN RESCUE GREAT NORTH STRETCHER CARRY
Six members of Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team took part in the Great North Run at the weekend and as if the run itself was not difficult enough they ran it with a stretcher and wearing full hill kit. The six, Mark Davis (Washington) Peter Morrison (Darlington) Andrew Murray (Darlington) Michael Holgate (Lanchester), Martin Hurton (Durham) and Andy Neill (Barnard Castle - not in picture) complete the course in 2hrs 50mins. Mark Davis said " We only decided to the run in our hill kit and rucksacks carrying a stretcher a couple of weeks ago so have not had chance to practice" Michael Holgate the teams fundraising officer said " The crowds and other competitors were fantastic, cheering us all the way round and giving us money. We were even offered money by other competitors to be carried on our stretcher. We hope to raise over £2000 to help run the team who are all volunteers from the run."
Photo - Team members (listed in order above) preparing for the race. Photo Courtesy of NCJ Media
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "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.uk