Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were called out this evening to search for a man missing from the Crook area of County Durham. The man in his twenties had been missing from home since before lunch and the Police were concerned for his welfare. Deputy Team Leader Steve Owers said " After consulting with the Police we decided to search an area of woodland to the North of Crook with 2 mountain rescue search dogs and handlers. After searching for about 30 mins in the dark one of the dogs indicated and took us about 50m into dense woodland where we found the missing person. He was lying on the damp ground and was very cold. We immediately started to rewarm him and with the help of the Police and Ambulance Service we carried the young man across fields to a waiting ambulance. Without the help of our search dogs it is unlikely we would have found him so quickly".
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