Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team spent 5 hours last night searching for a man believed to be missing from his home in Darlington. The Team were called out by Durham Police at 10.30pm (Wednesday) and were asked to search an area of moorland to the south of Frosterley in Weardale Co. Durham. Dave Bartles -Smith the Team Leader said "As a result of a possible sighting of the missing man in the area we concentrated our search on the moorland surrounding the Elephant Trees which is on the Weardale Way footpath. Twelve team members assisted by three mountain rescue search dogs searched the area until around 3am when we stood down. The weather at the time was very poor with high winds and driving rain and sleet, however when it was not raining visibility was good which assisted our search".
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