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Incidents since 01/01/1990
Tuesday Feb 21st 1500 hrs:
Two families from South Yorkshire had called the Police to say that they had lost their way in the woodland around the White Horse above Thirsk. The party consisted of two ladies with four young children along with a dog, they had set off walking at 12:30 following one of the walking routes in the area when they lost track of the route markers. Our callout officer talked to the group and. used their mobile phone's GPS to tell us where they were (a specialised system available to mountain rescue teams called SARLOC). he could then guide them in the right direction towards safety.
Nine of the Team responded to the callout with more on the way when the missing party were spotted by members of the rescue team who guided them back to their cars.
The incident lasted just over an hour.
15:30hrs on Sunday 19th February. Again we were asked to assist with a walker who had slipped on a muddy path and who had sustained lower leg injuries.
This time we responded to Coxwold, on the extreme southern boundary of our area, to help an 81 year old man from Malton who had fallen whilst walking with his family. Paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service had stabilised the man's injury but they required our manpower and specialised stretcher to evacuate him the 400m across farmland to the waiting ambulance.
Twelve team members responded to the callout that lasted around 90 minutes.
Saturday 18th February at 1300hrs saw us responding to a rescue callout near Square Corner above Osmotherly. A 55 year old lady, who was walking with a YHA walking group from Leeds had slipped and sustained an ankle injury. Twelve members of the responded and reached the injured lady by driving across moorland tracks in one of our land-rover ambulances before walking up the hillside for about 300m. The lady was treated at the scene by members of the Team before being carried on a specialised mountain rescue stretcher to the landrover. She was then transported to the roadside and handed over to the waiting ambulance for transport to James Cook Hospital for treatment.
Friday 17th February 13:20hrs.
We were called by North Eastern Ambulance to help with a 25 year old lady from Liverton Mines, near Loftus, who had slipped whilst walking near the Hanging Stone and sustained leg injuries.
Nine members of the Team responded to the callout and, along with the ambulance personnel, carried the lady a few hundred metres to a waiting ambulance. The incident lasted about two hours.
Saturday 4th February 2017 08:30hrs
(see callouts 8, 9 and 10)
We arrange a 0830 start for Cleveland Team members to continue our search for a missing 53 year old estate worker from Arden Hall, near the village of Hawnby. We were supported today by over 70 mountain rescue volunteers from six neighbouring mountain rescue teams along with seven search dogs.
Sadly, a body, believed to be that of the missing man, was found around 1230 in a remote woodland area just two kilometres from the Hall.
Our thoughts are with the man's friends and family.
Friday 3rd February 10:00hrs
NY Police asked us to return to Arden Hall to continue assisting in the search for a missing 53 year old man (see callouts 8 and 9)
12 members of the team took part and we carried out an intensive search of the woodlands surrounding the Hall to a distance or around 300m. Officers from North Yorkshire Police were also involved in the search, as they have been every day since the gentleman went missing on Tuesday night.
Search dog Ollie and handler Ian from Swaledale MRT came across to assist and searched the route of a favourite walk of the missing man.
Wednesday 1st February 12:00hrs
North Yorkshire Police asked us to continue in the search for the 53 year old man missing in the Hawnby area (see callout 8).
18 of Cleveland Team responded to the callout along with search dog Bonnie and Jake.
We also asked one of our neighbouring teams, RAF Leeming for assistance and they turned up with a team of 13.
All the tracks and many of the wooded areas in an area 3 kilometres across were searched during the afternoon without success. After discussions with the Police they decided to scale back the large scale search and we stood down at 1700hrs.
Wednesday 1st February 00:hrs
We were asked by North Yorkshire Police to search for a 53 year old who was missing from the Arden Hall Estate. He was last seen at 2330 and was judged to be in a vulnerable state by the Police. Twenty of us, and search dog Bonnie, searched the woodlands and tracks for 2-3 kilometres around Arden Hall until 0500hrs. The conditions were very poor with constant rain and patchy mist.
The search was re-commenced at 1200hrs, see Incident 9
Thursday 26th January 13:30hrs
Yet another callout on a Thursday...This time a rescue on the Swan's Corner side of Eston Moor. We were asked to assist the North East Ambulance crew with a 55year old lady who had sustained a knee injury after her dog ran into her. As we were on route we were able to call the paramedic on scene who informed us that the Great North Air Ambulance had just touched down after a gap in the low cloud enabled them to land. After a confirmation call back to say that the lady was in the aircraft we stood down.
Twelve members of the team were responding to the incident that lasted around 30 minutes.
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) joining the search replacing Cleveland Team members who stood down to sleep. Four additional search dogs also attended the incident.
The search was concluded when a walker found the man on one of the moorland paths two and a half kilometres from where his car was parked. The man was in need of medical attention and was looked after by mountain rescue personnel before being flown to James Cook Hospital by Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
In all the search lasted just over ten hours and involved 70 mountain rescue volunteers from 6 mountain rescue teams and five search dogs as well as personnel from North Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
"A long nights work but we are pleased that the missing man was found alive after being out all night in very cold conditions"
Thursday January 19th January 2017 1500hrs
We were asked by the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to assist with a young lady who had fallen heavily on the path leading up to Roseberry Topping.
The 29 year old Bishop Auckland lady was on her way back to the car park at Newton Under Roseberry at about 1330 hrs when she slipped on the muddy path and sustaining back injuries.
16 members of the team attended the incident and, assisted by the NEAS paramedic stabilised the lady and carried her on a specialised mountain rescue stretcher 400 metres to an ambulance waiting at the car park. The incident lasted about one and a half hours.
Friday January 13th 2017 1130hrs
Incident 2 on Friday 13th January saw the water assets of the team deployed to Sandsend in preparation for any potential flooding caused by the predicted storm surges linked with the high tides at around 0300hrs and 1630hrs. Also responding to the incident were water teams from Scarborough and Ryedale MRT, Swaledale MRT and Calder Valley SRT.
In Sandsend the waves did cause some flooding in the afternoon with the seas being described as "very dangerous" having spray reaching third floor windows. The Team stood down as the danger passed as the high tide receded soon after 1800 hrs.
Cleveland team, along with many other mountain rescue teams in the country, have spent many thousand of pounds training and equipping their personnel for working in the increasingly common flood situations. Each swift water technician, trained to enter flowing water, wears safety equipment that costs over £1200.
During the incident the team deployed two teams of 14, one for each high tide.
Thursday January 12th 2017 2200hrs
The water assets of the Team deployed to Lythe Fire Station to assist in the event anticipated flooding in Sandsend
Our sister team, Scarborough and Ryedale MRT, was already on call to help the coastal settlements between Sandsend and Filey if flooding occurs during the storm surges predicted for the next two high tides.
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 the second search of the year for the North Eastern search dogs.
Tuesday January 3rd 2115hrs
We were asked by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a 57 year old Kilburn man who had been reported missing at 1700 and who's car was found near woodland at Tom Smith's Cross on the A170. The police were concerned for his welfare and hence asked for our help in finding him. 19 team members, along with 20 from Scarborough and Ryedale MRT carried out an intensive search of the woodland surrounding the car lasting 4 hours. We were assisted by three highly trained search dogs (from our team,Teesdale MRT and Swaledale MRT).
The search was stood down at 0230 with a view to restarting in daylight. The man was located outside our search area to around 0330.
Sunday 19th December 19:00
We were called by NEAS to assist with a walker who had slipped and injured his back whilst walking with friends on Eston Moor.
Due to the remote location, North East Ambulance Service alerted the Rescue Team to assist its personnel in evacuating the injured man to their ambulance.
Members of the Team carried medical gear and their specialised stretcher for about a kilometre up the hillside to meet up with the ambulance crew at the incident site. The injured man was then carried by the Team about 400metres across slippy and muddy paths to where we had managed to get one of our four-wheel drive Land Rover Ambulances in which he was transported down the hillside to the waiting ambulance at Eston.
The incident lasted two and a half hours and involved 18 members of the Team.
Saturday December 10th 1930hrs
We were alerted by Cleveland Police to help search for an eight year old girl who had disappeared in Guisborough Forest on her scooter.
Fortunately as we were mobilising she was located 2miles from her point last scene by a member of the police.
Monday 14th November 2016: 15:20
We were called out by North Yorkshire Police to search for a 35 year old man from Thirsk whose car had been found at Sutton Bank.
The police were concerned about his welfare as he had previously mentioned harming himself.
Members of the Team spent eight hours searching areas of interest in the Sutton Bank and Ampleforth areas as well as the Cleveland Way path between Helmsley and Sutton Bank.
We were assisted in the search by members of the RAF mountain rescue team from RAF Leeming and out two of our specially trained mountain rescue search dogs.
The missing man was located by the police on the Helmsley Sutton Bank road at about midnight.
20 team members were involved for 10 hours.
Tuesday 18th October: 19:00hrs.
We were asked by North Yorkshire Police to help in the search for a 50 year old man from Boosbeck who had been reported injured and in a vulnerable state.
He had last been seen leaving the medical centre in Staithes at 16:30 and his disappearance was giving the Police cause for concern. The Coastguard and Lifeboat had been searching the cliffs and shoreline before the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called in to search some inland forested areas.
As the Team were planning their search the Team's youngest and newest member spotted the missing person near our rendezvous.
The missing man was treated by members of the Team before being handed over to his doctor at the heath centre.
The Incident lasted about an hour and involved 15 Team members.
Tuesday 27th September 0800hrs.
We were asked by Teesdale team to assist other Pennine mountain rescue teams in the continuing search for a missing 40 year old who had not been seen since around 2:00 pm on Sunday. The man was grouse beating for a shoot and failed to return to his car after the shoot finished in poor weather conditions with low visibility. Rescue teams from all over the north were involved in the search along with specially trained search dogs.
The incident ended at 1500 hrs when the weather cleared and the man managed to walk off the fell and made contact with a rescue team vehicle from the Kirkby Stephen Team.
Eight members of Cleveland Team were involved in the search that lasted 6 hours.
Sunday 18th September 0900.
A competitor on a mountain bike event had come off his bike and sustained leg injuries. The Team were called directly by the event paramedics to evacuate the 39 year old Derbyshire man about a kilometre to the nearest road and a waiting ambulance. We used our mountain rescue stretcher and Landrover ambulance to carry our this task. The incident lasted about an hour and involved 15 Team members.
Tuesday 13th September: 1400hrs.
ThTeam were contacted by the neighbour of an elderly couple from the Castleton area to see if we could help locate an equally elderly Labrador that had been missing overnight in the rough terrain between Castleton and Commondale.
We agreed that we would carry out a search that evening on a voluntary callout basis.
Eight team members agreed to help. The missing pooch was located at the bottom of a steep ravine by a family friend as we were arriving at the RV.
Team members checked the dog over before assisting him up the hillside to be checked over by a vet before he was returned to his grateful owners.
The incident lasted about an hour.
Monday 29th August :17:15hrs.
We were asked to help NEAS and GNAA with a 26 year old male who had slipped whilst walking below Eston Nab and who had slipped and fallen heavily onto a tree.
The area was quite difficult to reach and involved a challenging and long carry out. We worked with their ambulance doctor and paramedics to secure the casualty on our mountain rescue stretcher before we carried him down the path to a land rover track on which we rendezvoused with one of our land rover ambulances in which the casualty was transported to a waiting ambulance.
20 team members were involved for two and a half hours.
Tuesday 23rd August 0900. The search for missing Pat Kettlewell continued this morning with the search concentrated around the area in which she was last seen in Guisborough Forest. Very soon into the search a SARDA dog from one of our sister teams located a body, believed to be that of the missing lady.
Ten team members took part in the search this morning along with search dog Glen.
Monday 22nd August 18:30. Were were alerted by Cleveland Police to search for a 64 year old lady from Lingdale who has not been seen since early Saturday morning.
The Police are conceded about he missing person as she is in a vulnerable state. She was last seen in Guisborough Forest by a man walking his dogs at around 0830hrs.
22 members of the team along with one search dog searched the woods until 2300 hrs. The search will continue on Tuesday.
Saturday 6th August 17:30 hrs: We were called by YAS to help a 36 year old Great Ayton man who had collapsed whilst on a walk from his home.
The gentleman had been found by a group of walkers from Durham in a confused state, they raised the alarm and the ambulance service contacted us due to the remote location.
We quickly reached the incident site in one of our Landrover ambulances, the casualty was assessed by one of our advanced first-aiders before being transported him to the nearby Airey Holme Farm and a waiting ambulance.
The incident lasted about an hour and involved 13 team members.
Thursday 4th August:12:50.
We were called by YAS to assist with a 72 year old lady from Newby Wiske who had slipped and injured her arm whilst walking with her family around Cod Beck reservoir.As she was on the "wrong" side of the stream leading into Cod Beck the ambulance personnel asked for our assistance with the evacuation.
Twelve Team members responded to the incident that was over very quickly in about 30 minutes.
We assisted with treating the lady before escorting her across the stream and over the rough terrain for about 100m to the waiting ambulance.
The lady was then taken to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.
Thursday 28th July 2016
We received a call from Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team for assistance. They had been called late on Wednesday and searched through the night. We were called at 12:50 (Thursday) to assist with the search together with the North of Tyne and Northumberland Park Rangers MRTs.
Initially 7 Cleveland Team members were able to leave work to attend, including one of our Search Dogs (and his handler).
After 4 hours of searching a find was made and transferred by ambulance to hospital.
A very welcome find and we hope the missing person is soon able to leave hospital. A large search with many resources involved in which the Cleveland Team were just a part.
10 members involved for about 6 hours, and more were ready to respond as they came free from work duties later in the day.
Wednesday 6th July 2016
Yorkshire Ambulance Service called the Team at 12:55 on Wednesday 6th July 2016 following a call to rescue a fallen mountain biker. The rider was on the "Fort Trail" loop from North York Moors National Park, Sutton Bank Visitor Centre.
The Team aided the Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew to 'package' the casualty on to the stretcher and carry her to the waiting helicopter. The YAA Helimed then departed north to James Cook University Hospital.
The 8 Cleveland Team members were aided by Dave Grainger of Queen Margaret's School, Escrick (who just happened to be in the right place at the right time as he was supervising a group of Gold Duke of Edinburgh students on their Gold Expedition). Thank you Dave, we didn't need the assistance the 6 girls on their Gold DofE Expedition but we are grateful for their willingness to help.
The incident lasted 2 hours and the team returned to readiness by 5pm
Saturday 2nd July 2016
At 13.45 on Saturday 2nd July the team was contacted by North Yorkshire Police to assist a lone walker on the Lyke Wake Walk route who had got stuck in a bog.
The Team were deployed on a partial call-out as we had a known location for the walker.
One Land Rover Ambulance and 4 personnel were dispatched with the rest of the team on standby.
We received information that the Gentleman had managed to remove himself from the bog and was subsequently met on the road by Police officers who were in the area and was transported to a place of safety.
The team was stood down at 14.30 and returned to readiness.
Tuesday June 7th: 1500 hrs.
We were called by YAS to assist with a 38 year old male walker who had slipped on a muddy path and sustained possible head and neck injuries.
Ten members of the Team responded and, after a slight difficulty locating the incident, assisted the ambulance crew in carrying the injured man, who was from nearby Nether Silton, to the ambulance.
The incident lasted about an hour.
Saturday 28th May 0930hrs
We were called out to help a 50 year old mountain biker from Redcar who had come off his bike on one of the downhill routes and sustained shoulder injuries.
We were alerted by one of his colleagues and quickly located the injured cyclist in the woods. He was treated at the scene before vein transported to James Cook University Hospital in a Team Landrover ambulance.
The incident lasted about an hour and involved 12 Team members.
Sunday May14th 1300hrs:
We were alerted by North East Ambulance Service to go to the aid of a 69 year old Guisborough lady who was reported with breathing difficulties near Guisborough Highcliffe.
The lady had been walking with her family when she became unwell. The Team were quickly mobilised and managed to reach the lady in one of their Landrover ambulances. She was assessed at the scene before been transported to a waiting ambulance at the entrance to the forest. The incident lasted an hour and involved 18 members of the team
Monday 2nd May 1300hrs.
We were alerted to help a 65 year old man from near Northallerton who had slipped on an extremely muddy woodland path and injured his leg.
The drama happened in Whorl Hill Woods near Faceby, a village on the edge of the moors near Stokesley, when the man, who was visiting friends in Faceby with his family, slipped whilst the group were walking their dogs.
The Team were alerted by Yorkshire Ambulance (YAS) and were quickly on the scene along with staff from YAS. The injured man was treated at the scene by a Team doctor and a paramedic before he was carried, on a stretcher, 300 metres to a waiting ambulance that took him to James Cook University hospital for treatment.
20 members responded to the incident that lasted 90 minutes
Thursday 28th April 13:40hrs
We were alerted by an ex member of the Team to an injured mountain biker in Guisborough Forest. A 61 year old Guisborough man had lost control of his bike about two miles along the forestry tracks from Hutton Village.
We were guided into the scene by one of the man's friends and were able to reach him quite quickly in one of our Landrover ambulances. He was treated at the scene by Team personnel before been flown, through the gently falling snow, to James Cook Hospital by GNAA.
14 team members responded to the callout that lasted just over an hour
Sunday 24th April 18:50hrs
Yorkshire Ambulance Service alerted us for the second time in half an hour when they received information about an injured mountain biker near the Hanging Stone in Guisborough Forest.
The Team diverted one of its Landrover ambulances to this incident and its crew quickly located the injured 35 year old rider who was from Ingleby Barwick. The man's injuries were assessed and his transport to James Cook was organised before the crew moved on to the Danby incident (callout 16)
Sunday 24th April 18:30hrs
Yorkshire Ambulance Service called us out to attend to a 71 year old lady who had fallen on a moorland track near the village of Danby. She had slipped on the muddy track whilst walking her dog. We managed to get one of our members on scene very quickly as he lived locally, and he was able to give initial first aid before the rest of the Team arrived, some of whom had being diverted to a simultaneous incident in Guisborough Forrest.
Due to the lady's injuries she was flown by air ambulance to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.
Twenty Two members of the Team attended the incident that lasted two and a half hours.
Sunday 24th April 13:00 hrs
Yorkshire Air Ambulance asked for our help with a 14 year old boy from Castleton who had fallen off his bike on the off-road rides in Cliffe Rigg Quarry near Great Ayton.
We assisted the aircrew and passers by in carrying the injured bou to the waiting Helicopter.
Eight members were involved for 30 minutes.
Saturday 16th April 20:44 hrs
The Team was alerted by North Yorkshire Police after two walkers on the Lyke Wake Walk got into difficulties in the atypical wintery weather conditions. We responded along with our sister Team from Scarborough and began searching the paths to the East of the Lion Inn at Blakey. The missing pair were located by the Coast Guard Helicopter from Humberside that had been called out to assist in the search. The Helicopter winched the pair on board and flew them to James Cook University Hospital for a check up.
Fifteen Team members attended the incident that lasted two hours.
Sunday 10th April 17:00 hrs
The Team was alerted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a young girl from Redcar who had fallen down a woody slope near the Castle in Mulgrave Woods near Sandsend.
We assisted the medical staff from the Air Ambulance in transporting the girl to the waiting helicopter that flew her to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.
Twenty Team members were involved for three hours.
Sunday 10th April 00:10 hrs
Cleveland Police alerted us to help locate a 29 year old vulnerable lady about whom they were concerned. Her mobile phone signal indicated that she was in an area between Elton Village and Eaglescliffe. 18 Team members began searching the area along with two search dogs. The Team stood down when it became clear that the missing lady was mobile and out of our search area. The incident lasted 3 hours.
Sunday 3rd April:11:00 hrs.
We were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a female walker in her 60s who had collapsed whilst walking with friends near the old glider station on Carlton Bank.
When we arrived the ambulance personnel were treating the lady, who was from Nunthorpe. We assisted by evacuating the lady about half a kilometre to the waiting ambulance. She was then taken to James Cook Hospital for treatment.
Saturday 2nd April: 16:30hrs
As we stood down from incident 9 we were retasked to assist with a lady who was on the "Daffodil Walk" in Farndale who was feeling unwell. Two vehicles were deployed but were stood down at Hobhole when we heard that the lady had recovered after resting.
Seven members involved for 30 minutes
Saturday 2nd April:16:00 hrs
We were alerted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist the crew of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a lady walker who had been injured whilst walking on the Cleveland Way near Sandsend.
As we were getting mobilised the crew form the helicopter contacted us to say that they had managed to get the casualty into the aircraft and that we could stand down.
Eight Team members were involved for 30 minutes.
Wednesday 30th March. 12:00.
We were alerted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist the crew of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a 67 female walker from Hartlepool who had been injured whilst walking with her husband.
She had been injured when her husband slipped on a muddy path near Roulston Scar at Sutton Bank. Twenty mountain rescue volunteers attended the incident from Cleveland MRT and the Scarborough and Ryedale MRT.
The lady was treated on the scene by personnel from the air ambulance before being carried for half a kilometre up the track to the waiting helicopter.
The incident lasted just over an hour.
Saturday 21st March. 16:00
Whilst covering our Survival fundraising event the Team were asked to help with a lady who had collapsed on Roseberry Topping. As we were responding the Ambulance Service contacted too say that they had managed and that we could stand down
seven Team members were involved for 15 minutes.
Monday 7th March: 14:40.
We were called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Control to assist the crew of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with an injured walker in the Kepwick area. The 67 year old male, from Reading, had been walking with his wife when he slipped on the muddy track and injured his leg. Due to the location the paramedics from the air ambulance asked for our help in carrying the injured man a short distance across the muddy, soft ground to the waiting helicopter.
10 members of the Team attended the incident that lasted just over an hour.
Saturday 13th February 2016 12:15 hrs
We were alerted by North Yorkshire Police to search for a group of 5 Middlesbrough Scouts who were overdue on a walk from Claybank Car park, above Great Broughton, to Castleton. The boys who were aged between 12 and 17 were well equipped but had failed to check in with one of their Leaders at a location 5 miles into their walk. Due to the worsening weather conditions the Leaders did the right thing and asked for mountain rescue assistance.
Fortunately the group were spotted in Ingleby Greenhowe by one of our members responding to the callout and were quickly reunited with their Leaders.
12 members responded to the callout that lasted one hour
Saturday 30th January: 19:53hrs.
We were called out by Cleveland Police to assist with the search for a 49 year old Stockton man who the Police were concerned about. His vehicle had being located in a car park in Saltburn and he was believed to be in a vulnerable state.
We searched, along with the Coastguards and Lifeboats until the early hours of the morning.
The search resumed at first light on Sunday the 31st with members of the Team deploying to search up the rivers flowing through the Valley Gardens.
Unfortunately around 09:00hrs the man's body was located at the foot of Huntcliff.
27 of the Team were involved in the search over the two days.
Saturday 30th January: 19:50hrs.
We were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist an ambulance crew evacuate an male who had fallen and sustained leg injuries. The crew asked for our assistance due to the difficult location that the casualty was in.
We deployed one of our Team to liaise with the YAS crew and decide what resources were needed as we dealt with Callout 4!
Wednesday 20th January: 16:30hrs
We were called by the North Eastern Ambulance Service (NEAS) to assist with a 21 year old Middlesbrough man at the foot of the Guisborough Highcliff crags.
The man was treated by the crew of the Great North Air Ambulance before we carried him to the crag top and the waiting helicopter.
The incident lasted 90 minutes and 18 of the Team attended.
Call Out - near Westerdale - Saturday 16th January 2016 10:40hrs
Called to assist in evacuating a motorist who's vehicle was stranded due to ice on a steep road.
We sent a small team to help using the abilities of our Land Rovers, particularly the ability to get to places that other vehicles can't reach. We trained a few week backs on fitting the chains to the tyres. We even had a little race, a chain on each wheel in a little over 1 minute. Chains make all the difference on ice bound roads, travel speeds are low but when grip is what is needed they do the job like nothing else.
As it turned out we helped move two vehicles and their occupants to roads that were passable. If you have the misfortune to be stranded then what a beautiful place to choose!