Teesdale & Weardale Search & Rescue Team were one of two north east rescue teams involved in a major search in Cumbria today (Sunday). An elderly gentleman has been missing from his home in Brampton nr Carlisle since Saturday breakfast time. He set off to walk his black Labrador dog Boss along a regular route around the village and has not been seen since. Steve Owers, Teesdale Team spokesman said "We were asked by the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team to assist in the search today. Ourselves and the North of Tyne Team joined Mountain Rescue Teams from the Lakes, Scotland, the Dales and RAF Leeming in a search of the countryside around the village. We were assisted by the Police and an RAF Helicopter from Boulmer but despite an extensive search we have found no trace of the 75 year old gentleman or his dog Boss.
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