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Welcome to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team


Welcome to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT). We operate in The Northern side of the North York Moors but operate in other areas when requested to do so by neighbouring teams and other agencies. Dealing with over 40 incidents per year, we are a self-funding dedicated team of 'professional volunteers' coming from all walks of life, united in their love of the outdoors and their wish to help their fellow outdoor enthusiasts in trouble.


Incident 6 Search and Rescue Clay Bank

Saturday 21st January 2017 0120hrs The call came in the very early hours of Saturday morning. A 39 year old man from Middlesbrough had been reported missing in a vulnerable state by his family. His empty car had been located by North Yorkshire Police near the popular car park at Clay Bank on the Stokesley - Helmsley road. 20 members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team responded to the call out along with one search dog handler. Four search teams were established and they spent five hours through the nighttime in subzero temperatures searching the likely tracks that could have been taken by the missing man. With first light the search was escalated with personnel from three additional rescue teams (Scarborough, Teesdale, Swaledale) joinin...
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Incident 2 Search dog deployed to Tan Hill to assist Swaledale M

Tan Hill search for Cleveland Search dog Bonnie and handler Dean. Sunday 8th January. Dean and Bonnie were called out at 0820 on Sunday morning to assist our sister team Swaledale MRT with the search for a missing 22 year old man who went missing in the early hours of the morning whilst camping at the pub. (Tan Hill Inn is the highest pub in England). Rescue teams from Teesdale and Kirkby Stephen were also involved in the search along with search dogs from Swaledale MRT, North of Tyne MRT and North Yorkshire Police. Handler Dean described the area they were searching as very difficult, very boggy and lots of hollows. The missing man was found by one of the Swaledale search teams at around noon......4 miles from the pub. A good result and...
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Night-time Search for Missing Kilburn Man

Press Release 4th January 2017 Volunteers from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team, along with their colleagues from Scarborough and Ryedale MRT, were involved in their first callout of the 2017 when they searched through Tuesday night for a 57-year-old man from Kilburn, nr Thirsk. The drama began at 2100hrs when North Yorkshire Police located a car belonging to the man parked in a remote area near the A170 Thirsk to Helmsley road. The man had been reported missing earlier in the evening and the Police were very concerned for his welfare. A total of 40 rescue personnel, along with three specially trained search dogs, carried out an intensive search of the woodland surrounding the area where the car was parked. The Teams searched for ...
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Recent Donations

A big "THANK YOU" to the following groups who have helped us with donations recently. We need £25 000 a year to be able to provide our life saving service to people lost or injured in the remote areas of our region: Great Ayton Working Men's Club £2176.88: Esk Valley Fell Club £500.00: Hardman's Limited £1250.00: Northallerton Shoppers £860.00: Mountain Warehouse Northallerton £71.50: Darlington CHA £170.00 Great Ayton Villagers £739.60
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Event News:

Cleveland Survival 2017

Entry on line for the Cleveland Survival is now available at https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=3285 The Survival is a friendly event open to runners and walkers based on an orienteering course of about 26 miles to be completed within the 12-hour time limit. For 2017 there will also be a 13 mile option. There will be a series of checkpoints identified by a grid reference and description. Your aim is to visit each checkpoint or via point in the order given on the route card. All of the checkpoints are manned by Search and Rescue personnel with drinks available at some. The event is one of the major fundraisers for the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team. All enquiries regarding entries to Malcolm Selby Email:...
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