Latest Incident: 13/06/19 Team called to assist with ongoing search for missing 63 year old male north of Durham.
31st July 2014 RESCUE TEAM TREAT INJURED WALKER
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called out this afternoon (Thursday) after a report a man had fallen and injured himself on the banks of the River Tees. Steve Owers, Deputy Team Leader said "We were contacted around 15:30 by North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to ask if we could conduct a search after they had received a 999 call to say a young man had fallen somewhere near Winston Bridge nr Barnard Castle and injured his leg but they did not have a location for him. 11 of our mountain rescue volunteers attended and we started to search up and down stream from the bridge. We soon located 2 young ladies who told us it was their friend who had been injured. At that point a car pulled up with the injured young man in the back seat. It transpires that he had fallen and injured his leg. With the help of his friends he used a stick as a splint and made his way up a very steep bank to a caravan site where a member of the public transported him to our location. Our advanced medic gave him pain relief and splinted his leg before the arrival of the NEAS ambulance."
Photo - Casualty being given treatment by Mountain Rescue medic (permission give by casualty and his friend in picture to use photo)
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