Latest Incident: 13/06/19 Team called to assist with ongoing search for missing 63 year old male north of Durham.
27th September 2016 MISSING GROUSE BEATER SPARKS MAJOR SEARCH
Missing Grouse Beater Sparks Major Search
A 40 year old grouse beater went missing at 3pm on Monday 26th September on Warcop Fell near the top of Lunedale County Durham. After searching for two hours without success his fellow beaters contacted the police and Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team were contacted. Realising that there was a huge potential search area Kirby Stephen Team requested help from their neighbours. Teesdale & Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team joined searchers from Penrith MRT, Kendal MRT, Duddon & Furness MRT, Cave Rescue Organisation, Swaledale MRT, Cleveland MRT, North of Tyne MRT, Northumbria National Parks MRT, RAF MRT, 8 SARDA search dogs and a Coastguard Helicopter in looking for the missing man. In all around 60 mountain rescue volunteers were involved. The shooting estate assisted with transport of some searchers in their Argocat all terrain vehicles. Middleton in Teesdale CoOp donated some pies and sandwiches to feed the TWSMRT searcher, many of whom had joined the search straight from work. The missing person was found by a search group at 2.15pm today Tuesday 27th after being missing on the fell for almost 24 hrs. He was warmed up and returned to the road safe and well.
Pete Bell Teesdale Team Leader said “ This was probably the biggest search we have had in the area for a number of years. The weather last night and this morning was not good with mist and at time driving rain. It is very pleasing that with all the effort put in we have had a good outcome.”
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