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21st August 2014 RESCUE TEAM ASSIST AMBULANCE SERVICE
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called out this afternoon (Friday) to assist the Ambulance Service in the recovery of an injured fisherman.
Steve Owers Deputy Team Leader said "Just after lunch we received a call from North East Ambulance Service to ask for assistance to recover a fisherman who was injured at Grassholme Reservoir in Teesdale. The elderly gentleman had fallen at the waters edge onto a rock and injured his back. When we arrived 2 NEAS paramedics and the North East Air Ambulance were in attendance. The gentleman who was in a lot of pain was given pain relief by the paramedics and 5 Team members put him on our stretcher and carried him along the bankside to the ambulance."
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