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11th November 2012 MAJOR SEARCH AND RESCUE IN PENNINES
MAJOR SEARCH AND RESCUE IN PENNINES
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have been involved in a major search and rescue last night (Saturday) on the Pennine Way West of Cow Green Reservoir in County Durham. Steve Owers Deputy Team Leader said "Around 9pm we received a call that a party of 10 walkers were lost some where between Cow Green and High Cup Nick in a remote area of the Pennines. One of the party had an injured ankle and was unable to walk any further. 16 members of the Teesdale & Weardale team and 6 other MR members from other teams in the region who were attending a Mountain Rescue course attended with Durham Police. 4 members of the missing party managed to walk out to Cow Green where they were able to get mobile phone communications. They were initially unsure where the rest of the party were but after speaking with a team member we were able to establish a possible location 5km West of Cow Green dam. It took Team members another hour to find the 6 missing walkers. They were all very cold and one had an ankle injury. After they were all re-warmed they were flown to the Cow Green car park by a RAF Search & Rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer."
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