Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are coordinating a major search for a elderly man missing from the Stanhope area of County Durham. The 81 year old gentleman was last seen just after lunch on Thursday. Overnight 19 members of the Teesdale & Weardale team worked with 3 mountain rescue search dogs, police officers and police air support to search areas to the north of the town. Team spokesman Steve Owers said " We found no sign on the man overnight so we will be expanding our search today (Friday). We have asked for assistance from all of the North East Mountain Rescue Teams so we can cover the extensive fell and quarry areas close to Stanhope".
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