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.
30th April 2008 MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM RECOVER INJURED WALKER
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team where called out today (Wednesday) to a report of an injured walker in Teesdale Co. Durham. The middle aged man from the Sunderland area had been walking with his partner near the hamlet of Holwick near Middleton in Teesdale when he slipped and injured his knee. Team Leader Dave Bartles-Smith said "We were contacted by the police around 4.30 this afternoon and we were able to make contact with the man by mobile phone. Twelve team members went immediately to Holwick and because of the worsening weather conditions immediately requested the North East Air Ambulance to go directly to the casualties locations which was on the fell approx. one mile south of the village . He was then taken by the helicopter to hospital. The mans partner was escorted back to Holwick by Team members. I would like to stress that this gentleman did everything right once he had injured himself. He was able to give us a grid reference of his location via his mobile phone, he and his partner got inside a plastic bivvy bag to keep warm and dry before we arrived and they were both well equipped".
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