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.
28th March 2008 MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM FILM FOR BBC PROGRAMME
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have been filming this week with the BBC for a forthcoming programme on missing persons. The Team were contacted by the BBC following our involvement in the search for Michael Hunter 53 who was last seen leaving his home in Westmorland St Darlington on January 24th, hours before his mothers funeral. Steve Owers team spokesman said "Following two very positive sightings of a person fitting Michaels description a few days after he went missing we carried out extensive searches of moorland on Bollihope Moor to the north of Hamsterely Forest in County Durham. This week we returned to the area with a film crew to recreate parts of the search so it can be used in a programme which aims to obtain information and hopefully ultimately find people who have been missing for some time. Michael has now been missing for two months and if anyone has any information about his whereabouts could they please contact Durham Police on 0845 60 60 365". The series Missing Lives is due to be broadcast on BBC1 at 9.15 on weekday mornings starting on April 21st.
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