Latest Incident: 13/06/19 Team called to assist with ongoing search for missing 63 year old male north of Durham.
9th February 2014 MISSING MAN FOUND BY RESCUE TEAM
MISSING MAN FOUND BY RESCUE TEAM
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called out earlier today (Sunday) to search for a middle aged man in the Tow Law area of County Durham. The man had not been seen since Friday evening and the Police were concerned for his welfare. Deputy Team Leader Adam Hearn said "We concentrated our search on wooded areas to the South West of Tow Law. Because of the nature of the terrain we initially covered the area with one of our mountain rescue search dogs with his handler followed up by other Team members. After about an hour of searching the dog indicated to the handler and took her into a steep sided gorge where she located the missing man. Due to the location we called out our crag team to assist in the recovery of the casualty. As he was suffering from severe hypothermia we called in the Great North Air Ambulance who transported him to hospital. In all we had 12 mountain rescue personnel and of course Sam the dog at the incident."
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