17th July 2015 SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING FERRYHILL MAN
Two of the regions mountain rescue teams have continued the search over the weekend for a missing Ferryhill man. Teesdale & Weardale and Cleveland Mountain Rescue Teams spent much of Saturday searching for Darren Lawler who has been missing from his home in Ferryhill since early June.
Steve Owers, Teesdale & Weardale Deputy Team Leader said "We were asked by Durham Police to search Ferryhill Carrs Nature Reserve. With assistance from the Cleveland Team we had 25 mountain rescue volunteers covering the area. It was one of the more challenging areas we have searched for some time. The open water was covered by our Canoe group but the reedbeds had to be searched on foot. With vegetation above head height, the ground so soft that at times we were sinking knee deep and with it being a warm day it was extremely difficult for our searchers. Sadly we have found no sign of Darren.
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