Latest Incident: 13/06/19 Team called to assist with ongoing search for missing 63 year old male north of Durham.
30th November 2011 RESCUE TEAM SEARCH RIVER FOR MISSING MAN
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have been involved in a search for a man seen jumping from Blackwell Bridge in Darlington last night (Tuesday). The Team received a call from the Police around 8.30pm to say a man had been seen to jump from the bridge into the River Tees by a passing motorist. Twelve search and rescue volunteers and a search dog joined the Fire Service, HART and the Police in the search. Chris Roberts Team Leader said "After around 3 hours the searchers were stood down. We returned this morning with three members of our canoe group to conduct a search down river as far as Croft. Unfortunately we were unable to find any trace of the missing person. We are discussing with the Police what further searchers may be required".
Photographs - TWSMRT Canoe group searching the River Tees (Steve Owers)
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