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.
20th November 2009 LOCAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM HELP DURING CUMBRIAN FLOODS
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue spent all of last night (Thursday) assisting the emergency services involved in the extensive flooding in Cumbria. The team were called out around 8:30pm to assist Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams who had been involved all day Thursday. Dave Bartles-Smith Team leader said “ We initially went to Keswick where 15 team members assisted other emergency services in checking flooded properties and evacuating residents from their homes. This included a lady who was going into labour. Conditions were very bad with heavy rain through most of the night. We were then requested to move to Workington were we assisted in the search for a police officer who was unaccounted for following the collapse of a bridge. Although conditions for some local residents were very bad all of the emergency services worked very well together to assist them where ever we could”.
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