2nd December 2010 RESCUE TEAM HELP OUT DISTRICT NURSES
RESCUE TEAM HELP OUT DISTRICT NURSES
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team (TWSMRT) based in County Durham were called out this afternoon to help out 2 district nurses. They needed to visit a patient in a remote farmhouse high above Stanhope. A paramedic in a 4 wheel drive vehicle was unable to get near the property because of the snow so the North East Ambulance Service asked the Team for assistance.
Chris Roberts, Team Leader said "We put the nurses into our vehicles and made our way up the two and half mile track to over 1000ft on Stanhope Common. The snow was very deep in places but with a little bit of digging we managed without much difficulty. We then escorted the nurses on foot over a couple of fields to reach the farm. After they had treated their patient we returned them safely to Stanhope Health Centre. They both seemed to enjoy their trip".
Photographs - Rescue Team and District Nurses approach farm
Taken by Scott Bissett
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