Latest Incident: 13/06/19 Team called to assist with ongoing search for missing 63 year old male north of Durham.
20th December 2009 MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM ASSIST IN BAD WEATHER
Teesdale & Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team were called out yesterday evening, Saturday, to assist other emergency services following the heavy snow which fell in County Durham in the early evening. The first call from the Police came at 6:30pm to help evacuate passangers who were stranded on a bus in the Blackhill area of Consett. For the next 4 hours the Team dealt with a number of calls to assits stranded motorists or deal with medical emergencies. Steve Marrs deputy team leader said "We had 17 team menbers in four wheel drive vehicles dealing with various incidents throughout the county. We assisted a number of motorists in the Consett and Craghead area as well as the the A19. We also sent one of our Advanced Casualty Carers to a report of a diabetic with low blood sugar in the Blackhill area of Consett. During the evening we were asked to attend the A19 following a report of an unwell baby in a vehicle. This call was dealt with by the ambulance service. Conditions were particulaally bad in the north of the County with 2-3 inches of snow falling in less that an hour".
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