The Teesdale & Weardale search and Mountain Rescue Team were called out to an incident at Cauldron Snout this evening, 18/8/20. Just after 1700hrs , the team received a call to attend Cauldron snout, an impressive waterfall on the Tees
below Cow Green reservoir on the Pennine way.
A female Walker, who was on holiday in the area with her partner, had fallen and sustained multiple injuries. 21 team members attended the scene where she was assessed and treated by a team medic before being stretchered off the rocks.
Due to the nature of the terrain and severity of her injuries, a Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was called to airlift the casualty to a major trauma unit . The operation to locate, assess, treat and evacuate the casualty took almost 4 hours, this only 24 hours after the team had completed a search lower down the Tees for a young man missing after entering the water.
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