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8th December 2013 RESCUE TEAMS FIND BODY OF MISSING STOCKTON MAN
Two of the North East's Mountain Rescue Teams were involved in an extended search on Friday. Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called out by Durham Police in the early hours of Friday morning to search for a missing pensioner who was last seen in the village of Middleton one Row in County Durham. At first light help was requested from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team. Pete Bell Teesdale team leader said "We had a total of 22 mountain rescue volunteers and 2 search dogs from the 2 teams carrying out an extensive search of woodland and the river banks for over 12 hours. To assist in the search we used a mountain rescue canoe group to cover the River Tees. At around 4pm the canoe group discovered a body in the river about 3 miles downstream of Middleton one Row. The body was recovered by mountain rescue personnel and has subsequently been named by Police as 81 year old Sydney Presgrave from Stockton. All our sympathies are with his family."
Photos - Mountain Rescue canoe group searching River Tees (larger file size available)
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