1st November 2013 MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM SEARCH FOR MISSING STUDENT
MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM SEARCH FOR MISSING STUDENT
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have been out most of today (Friday) assisting the police searching for a missing student in Durham City. The student was last seen on a night out near the River Wear on Tuesday night.
Steve Owers Deputy Team Leader said " We concentrated our search on the River Wear which flows through the city. We deployed 8 of our Team members in 2 search groups to search the river banks over a distance of approx. 1.5 miles. We also used 3 of our specialist canoe group to search approx. 2 miles of the river."
Photo - Team members searching river bank
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