Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called out in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) to search for a 64 year old man missing from the Crook area. The search was concentrated on the Waskerley Way footpath near Consett Co. Durham. Fifteen mountain rescue volunteers and a mountain rescue search dog were involved. Dave Bartles-Smith, team leader said 'Within 30 minutes of the search commencing our search dog, which was on its first callout since qualifying, indicated he had made a find. On investigation we found the body of the missing man'.
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