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16th April 2017 MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS SAVE ARMY CADETS FROM NIGHT ON THE MOORS.
Teesdale & Weardale search & mountain rescue team were called on Easter Sunday to assist Kirkby Stephen MRT to locate a group of army cadets.
The group had set off at 0900hrs from Murton in Cumbria to navigate around the Warcop military training area, during the afternoon one of the group, a 14 yr old female complained of abdominal pain. The group pitched their tents and sent two senior cadets to get assistance as there is no phone signal in the area. Once the alarm was raised, Kirkby Stephen mrt set off from the west via High cup nick and the Teesdale & Weardale team set off from the east via Cow green.
At approximately 2100hrs two members of KSMRT & four members of TWSMRT discovered the cadets camp and the female casualty was assessed by a team doctor. At this point the casualty's pain had subsided and the decision was made to escort the group on foot back to awaiting TWSMRT vehicles, from where they were driven to Birkdale farm nr Cow Green reservoir. The cadet group were cold and wet, but very pleased to have been rescued from what was looking like a night camped high in the Pennines. The cadets were taken back to their base.
9 members of Kirkby Stephen MRT & 16 members of Teesdale & Weardale search & mrt had been deployed for approximately 5 hours.
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