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Incidents since 01/01/1990
North York's Police rang at 23-33 on Friday 17th May to ask us to go to the aid of 5 walkers stranded somewhere on Carlton Moor. The weather was poor to say the least with heavy rain, strong winds and thick fog on the moor top. A typical spring evening! We contacted the party by mobile though coverage was patchy and they gave us a rough idea of their position. We sent one of our Land Rovers on the moor along with a search dog party and a walking party, and sent the other Land Rover into Scugdale to back our hill parties. After numerous mobile calls to the walkers and excellent detective work by our people on the hill the walkers could first hear the Rover's sirens and then eventually see through the fog its blue beacon. After that it was a matter of 'talking the party in' and they arrived at our Land Rover on the to of Carlton Moor. They were wet and cold but other than that OK. We transported them off the hill and they returned to their transport at Carlton Bank. There were 21 of us on this one which lasted about 2 hours.
Cleveland Police called us at 10-34 on Sunday 5th May to help in the search for a missing lady from the Egglescliffe area. We called in Teesdale Team and a SARDA dog from Northumberland to help. Our SARDA dog is recovering from a small operation, and will be active again soon. Along with Police and Fire service boats we searched the area for about six hours with negative result. Towards the end of the day the SARDA dog made an indication which the Police followed up. Sadly a find was subsequently made that was fatal. Our condolences go to the family and friends. There were 24 from Cleveland Team, seven from Teesdale and one SARDA dog and handler on this one. The Incident lasted 6 hours.
Cleveland Police rang at 00-30 early Friday morning 12-April to ask us to help 4 teenagers stuck without a torch on Roseberry Topping. They were not injured, but cold and wet and anxious. We deployed both Land Rovers and after a short search located the party and walked them off to Newton car park. There were 9 of us on this Incident which lasted a couple of hours.
Cleveland Police rang on Monday 8th April at 10-30 to ask us to help recover a body. We completed this sad task with 11 Team members, the Incident lasted 2 hours.
On Wednesday 3rd April Ambulance Control asked for our help with a fallen horse rider in Guisborough Woods. Along with Ambulance paramedics and the Air Ambulance Doctor we found the rider, administered cas care, loaded her into our Land Rover and transported her to the Chopper landing site. From there she was taken to James Cook. This Call Out was another very good example of the excellent co-operation between the three agencies. There were 13 of us on this one which lasted an hour. As a point of interest this was the first call out for our newly commissioned Land Rover that has replaced one of our old Rovers.
At 09-25 on Monday 18th March, North York's Police rang to ask us to go to the Rescue of a young lady in the Clay Bank area. She was part of a large party who had camped overnight in atrocious weather and was unwell. We quickly located the party and evacuated the young lady in our Land Rover to the County Ambulance. It is supposed to be spring!! Temperature was 1 degree with snow and ice where we were!! There were 15 of us on this Incident which lasted an hour and a half.
Yorkshire Ambulance Control rang at 12-20 on Sunday 17th March to ask us to assist with a carry to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. As we were mobilising they rang to say they had managed and all was well. We were stood down.
At 08-50 on Monday 4th March, Scarborough MR Team rang to ask for our help with a search for a missing male in the Robin Hoods Bay area. There were 10 of us who were able to respond, and we spent 6 hours searching with negative resut. An RAF Sea King was also part of the search as were the Coastguards and lifeboat service. We were to find out the next day that the missing person had turned up alive outside the area.
Sunday 3rd March At 00-15 the next day we got another call from Ambulance Control to help in the Rescue of a youth suffering chest pains, initially in the Gribdale area. After a small search we eventually pin pointed the youth on the moor top near Little Roseberry. Our Doctor (yes the same one for the previous two Incidents!) administered Cas Care along with 2 Ambulance para medics and we transported the lad in our Land Rover to the County Ambulance at Gribdale Gate. There were 14 of us on this one which lasted about two and a half hours. We were getting to know the Roseberry area very well by now!!
Saturday 2nd March. Later the same day at about 16-00 we got another call for help on Roseberry Topping. A lady walker descending from the summit of Roseberry had broken her leg and again contact with the informant, her husband, allowed us to pin point her position and again we got our Doctor to the lady very quickly. We carried the lady down to our Land Rover, transported her to Airey Holme Farm from where an ambulance took her to James Cook Hospital. There were 16 of us on this one and the Incident lasted a couple of hours.
On Saturday 2nd March at 12-15 Ambulance Control rang to ask for our help with a 5 year old girl who had had a fall on Roseberry Topping. We contacted the informant, who was able to pin point where the girl was, and soon had our Doctor to her. She had tumbled over 150 feet down the north slope of Roseberry and thankfully was in good shape! Air Ambulance was called but in the end not needed. We transported the girl and family off in our Land Rover to Newton car park from where she went to James Cook hospital for a check up. She was later discharged non the worse for her adventure. A very lucky young lady! There were 18 of us on this one which lasted a couple of hours.
On Saturday 16th February at 14-45 Cleveland Police rang to ask for our help with a missing vulnerable. There was reason to believe he was in Guisborough Woods. We were briefed by the Police but on arrival at our RV the Police indicated that the man had turned up alive and well and we were stood down. There were 12 of us responding with more on the way, and the Incident lasted 45 minutes.
10th February 2013 - We were back at Newgate Bank on the next day to continue Saturdays work. Scarborough team were willing to help yet again and provided 8 members. We also managed to bring in 2 SARDA dogs, one from Northumberland and one from Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. We turned out 16 and along with the above searched in the snow until our areas were complete at about 16-00. Again sadly no find. Mountain Rescue in the region has put a lot into this search over the last 2 weeks and it grieves us that no find has been made. The thoughts of us all in Mountain Rescue go out to the family and friends of our missing lady.
9th February 2013 - North York's Police asked us to continue to help with the search for the missing Helmsley lady. We called in 4 SARDA dogs and five other Teams to help. They were Scarborough, Swaledale, Teesdale, North Of Tyne and Northumberland National Park MR Team. In total we had 77 Mountain Rescue Team members searching from about 08.00 on the Saturday morning of the 9th February until darkness fell. We covered a large area but again very sadly found nothing.
5th February 2013 - North York's Police asked us to use our Water Technicians to search part of the River Seph in Bilsdale. This was a continuation of the search for the missing Helmsley lady. At 10-00 on Tuesday 5th February 6 of us set out from Fangdale Beck and spent about 6 hours searching. Negative result.
4th February 2013 - On Sunday night 3rd February North York's Police contacted us to ask for further help with the search for the missing Helmsley lady. We went to Newgate Bank again the next day and along with Scarborough MRT searched again the wooded areas. National Park Rangers and volunteers from the community searched other areas in Bilsdale. We spent 5 or so hours on this and again sadly made no find.
On Saturday 2 February at 16-05 North York's Police called us to ask us to search for a missing lady walker on Easby Moor. As we were deploying the Police rang to say she had turned up and all was well. There were 12 + on the way before we stood down and the Incident lasted about 30 minutes.
On Thursday 31 January at 10-00 North York's Police asked for further assistance with the search for the missing Helmsley lady. We were asked to search in detail in the wooded area of Newgate Bank. We called in other Rescue Teams to assist and they were Scarborough, Swaledale, Teesdale and RAF Leeming. All together we had over 52 Mountain Rescue personnel together with the Police. Sadly we made no find and we were stood down at 18-00. The thoughts of us all go out to the family and friends.
29th January 2013 - Continuing from the night before we had arranged with Scarborough MRT that we would conduct further searches from Clay Bank and they would continue to search in the southern part of Bilsdale. We started at 09-00 and searched a corridor from Great Broughton to the bottom of Newgate Bank. No find was made and we were stood down at 14-00. Scarborough helped by RAF Leeming MRT continued until about 17-00, and they also made no find. Until new information arises sadly there is little else we can do. We had 14 members out on the Tuesday and our SARDA dog again.
28th January 2013 - On Monday night at 21-30 we were contacted to help search for a missing vulnerable from Helmsley. We and Scarborough MRT searched until the early hours of Tuesday morning the southern part of Bilsdale. Our SARDA dog Fern was also used, but we made no find and decided that we would start again the next (same!) morning if no more news was forthcoming. There were 22 of us out until 02-30, and the Incident lasted about six hours.
20th January 2013 - North Eastern Ambulance Control contacted us again at 13-50 to ask us to go to the eastern edge of Eston Hills to another sledging accident. Again we located the casualty and working with the Ambulance crew carried her to the waiting ambulance which took the casualty to James Cook Hospital. This Incident lasted 35 minutes. All 3 sledging Incident were attended by the same 9 personnel in our two Land Rover Ambulances. We were on exercise locally in our Team base when these Incidents came and so were able to respond quicker than normal. Back up personnel from our Base was used when needed.
20th January 2013 - We had just completed Incident 4 when North East Ambulance Control rang to ask us to respond to another sledging accident in the Normanby area. We quickly responded, but found on arrival that the Ambulance crew had managed to get the casualty into their Ambulance. However before we could formally stand down from this Incident we got another.
20th January 2013 - At 12-15 on Sunday 20th January we began a rather busy period. We were called to help with a sledging accident in the Great Ayton area by Yorkshire Ambulance Control. We located the casualty and along with the Ambulance crew administered Cas Care, and carried the casualty to the Air Ambulance which took her to James Cook Hospital. There were 9 of us on this one which lasted 40 minutes.
17th January 2013 - It was reported at 19-00 on Thursday 17th January that two people were stranded in their car on an iced up Scarth Nick Bank. They had come from Osmotherley and on going down the bank had slipped on ice and gone into the snow covered road side. One of the two in the car was vulnerable and so we got our stretcher to her and lowered her down to a place of safety. The other occupant was also guided to a place of safety from where we arranged onward transport to their home. The Police closed the road as it was going to be impassable for some time. There were 10 of us on this Incident which lasted 3 hours.
6th January 2013 - We were alerted by one of our Team members at 11-26 on Sunday 6th January that a walker was having suspected heart problems. He was on a walk in a big party above Pinchinthorpe. He was located, taken to the County Ambulance which managed to get to the farm and treated by the paramedics and one of our Team Doctors before he was taken to James Cook hospital. There were 18 of us who responded with more on the way as the Incident lasted only about 45 minutes.
4th January 2013 - Our first of the New Year came at 23-17 on Friday 4th January. Cleveland Police had had a call from two walkers benighted on Roseberry not having the confidence to make the descent. We did a partial Call Out involving 6 of us with our Land Rover and a member's Land Rover. A walk to the top of Roseberry resulted in a find and we escorted the two walkers off to safety. We then took the walkers home to Acklam and Norton as they had no transport. The Incident lasted 45 minutes plus another 45 minutes for two of our members who drove the walkers home.