Latest Incident: 30/04/22 Team were called out this afternoon to assist the police with access to an area of steep ground in Castle Eden Dene Peterlee.
2nd July 2014 RESCUE IN WEARDALE INVOLVING ALL EMERGENCY SERVICES
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team were involved alongside other emergency services in the rescue of a injured man from a quarry last night. Deputy Team Leader Adam Hearn said "We were called by the Police at around 11pm last night (Tuesday) to a disused quarry at Bollihope, a fairly remote area between Teesdale & Weardale. A man had slipped and fallen near the top of the quarry and come to rest near the edge of a 20m drop. He sustained an injured leg. The Team alongside Durham Fire Service and HART Paramedics secured the casualty on to a stretcher and initially brought him up to the path before lowering him to safer ground. He was then carried out to an ambulance. The incident was concluded at around 01:00hrs. It was very gratifying to see how all of the emergency services used their individual skills to work together to rescue this casualty."
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