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Call out number 6

25 Jan 17

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team
Press release January 21st 2017
Massive Search for Missing Middlesbrough Man

One of the biggest mountain rescue searches in recent years took place on the North York Moors during the early hours of Saturday 21st January when mountain rescue volunteers from all over the North East searched for a missing Middlesbrough man on the moors above Great Broughton.

The incident started at 0100hrs on Saturday morning when North Yorkshire Police asked for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team volunteers to help them find a missing 39 year old Middlesbrough man. The man had earlier been reported missing by his family and the Police were concerned for his safety having located his car near the Clay Bank car park on the Stokesley/Helmsley road.

20 volunteers from the rescue team along with a mountain rescue search dog responded to the callout and were deployed in four search parties to search the likely moorland tracks and paths that the missing man might be on. The teams searched in subzero temperatures for over five hours

At daybreak the search was escalated with addition personnel from our neighbouring teams joining the incident as Cleveland Team members stood down to rest with the intention of rejoining the search during the afternoon. Four additional search dogs were also drafted into the search.

The incident was concluded when a walker discovered the missing man alive, but in need of medical treatment on the moor tops three kilometres from where he left his car.

He was treated at the scene by mountain rescue team members before being flown, by Yorkshire Air Ambulance, to James Cook Hospital for treatment.

The search had lasted just over ten hours and involved 70 mountain rescue volunteers from 6 mountain rescue teams and five mountain rescue search dogs as well as personnel from North Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Ambulance.

Cleveland Team Spokesman, Pete Mounsey said "A long nights work but we are pleased that the missing man was found alive after being out all night in very cold conditions"

The attached images show the scene at the incident site and search parties returning to control.
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Notes for editors:

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary group of about 50 men and women who are on call 24 hours a day to go to the help of people lost or injured on the North York Moors. Last year the Team was called out 37 times with incidents ranging from walkers with broken legs and crashed mountain bikers to lost walkers and missing vulnerables. Members of the Team are highly trained, their skills include advanced first aid, off-road driving, radio communications, navigation, search techniques and crag rescues to name but a few. Members of the Team are unpaid for their services and the Team has to raise the £30000 annual running costs itself by various charitable means.
So far in 2017 there have been 6 incidents.

Team website: www.clevelandmrt.org.uk also we are on Facebook.
Pete Mounsey Home Telephone: 01642 723853
Public Relations Officer Mobile: 07721 606098
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team
9 Skottowe Drive
Great Ayton
Middlesbrough TS9 6DR
pr@clevelandmrt.org.uk
cpmounsey@btinternet.com

Night-time Search for Missing Kilburn Man

04 Jan 17


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 over four hours without success.

The missing man was located safe and well later on in the morning at 0400 hrs outside the teams’ initial search area.

Team Spokesman, Pete Mounsey said “These were difficult conditions for the teams to work in as we were having to search through overgrow woodland in the dark.”
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Notes for editors:

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary group of about 50 men and women who are on call 24 hours a day to go to the help of people lost or injured on the North York Moors. Last year the Team was called out 37 times with incidents ranging from walkers with broken legs and crashed mountain bikers to lost walkers and missing vulnerables. Members of the Team are highly trained, their skills include advanced first aid, off-road driving, radio communications, navigation, search techniques and crag rescues to name but a few. Members of the Team are unpaid for their services and the Team has to raise the £30000 annual running costs itself by various charitable means.
So far in 2017 there has been 1 incident.

Team website: www.clevelandmrt.org.uk
Pete Mounsey Home Telephone: 01642 723853
Public Relations Officer Mobile: 07721 606098
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team
9 Skottowe Drive
Great Ayton
Middlesbrough TS9 6DR pr@clevelandmrt.org.uk
cpmounsey@btinternet.com

Incident 36 Eston Moors Rescue

19 Dec 16

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team

Eston Hills Rescue

Press Release 19th December 2016

The volunteer members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action for the 36th time this year on Sunday evening to help an injured walker on Eston Hills.
The drama began at around 1800hrs when the 33 year old South Bank man, who was walking with friends from Guisborough to South Bank slipped on a muddy path hurting his back.
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.
Team Spokesman, Pete Mounsey said “This was a tricky rescue due to a combination of steep ground, very muddy conditions and darkness. Fortunately we do train for this sort of incident and were able to get the injured man safely to the County Ambulance quite quickly”.

Notes for editors:

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary group of about 50 men and women who are on call 24 hours a day to go to the help of people lost or injured on the North York Moors. Last year the Team was called out 42 times with incidents ranging walkers with broken legs and crashed mountain bikers to lost walkers and missing vulnerables. Members of the Team are highly trained, their skills include advanced first aid, off-road driving, radio communications, navigation, search techniques and crag rescues to name but a few. Members of the Team are unpaid for their services and the Team has to raise the £25000 annual running costs itself by various charitable means.
So far in 2016 there have been 36 incidents.

Team website: www.clevelandmrt.org.uk
Pete Mounsey Home Telephone: 01642 723853
Public Relations Officer Mobile: 07721 606098
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team
9 Skottowe Drive
Great Ayton
Middlesbrough TS9 6DR pr@clevelandmrt.org.uk
cpmounsey@btinternet.com

Callout 29 Rescue from Eston Nab

30 Aug 16



Callout 29 Rescue from Eston Nab

Press Release 30th August 2016

The busy Bank Holiday saw the unpaid volunteers of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team called into action for the 29th time this year when they went to the aid of a walker who had fallen in the woods below Eston Nab.

The drama started when the 26 year old Eston man fell on the steep muddy path whilst returning from a walk with his step-daughter. He sustained injuries to his chest when he collided with a tree.

Crews from the North Eastern Ambulance Service and the Great North Air Ambulance were called to the scene. The asked for the assistance of the Mountain Rescue Team due to the remote location of the accident on the steep, forested slope of Lazenby Bank.

Members of the Team were quickly on scene with their specialised mountain rescue stretcher which was then used to carry the injured man down the steep path to an access track that could be reached by one of the Team’s Land Rover ambulances.

The incident lasted two and a half hours and involved twenty members of the team as well as the five personnel from the ambulance service and air ambulance.

Team spokesman, Pete Mounsey said “ this was a difficult incident due to the casualty’s remote location which meant we had to carry him about a kilometre before reaching our landrover”.

Notes for editors:

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary group of about 40 men and women who are on call 24 hours a day to go to the help of people lost or injured on the North York Moors. Last year the Team was called out 42 times with incidents ranging walkers with broken legs and crashed mountain bikers to lost walkers and missing vulnerables. Members of the Team are highly trained, their skills include advanced first aid, off-road driving, radio communications, navigation, search techniques and crag rescues to name but a few. Members of the Team are unpaid for their services and the Team has to raise the £25000 annual running costs itself by various charitable means.
So far in 2016 there have been 29 incidents.


Team website: www.clevelandmrt.org.uk
Pete Mounsey Home Telephone: 01642 723853
Public Relations Officer Mobile: 07721 606098
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team
9 Skottowe Drive
Great Ayton
Middlesbrough TS9 6DR pr@clevelandmrt.org.uk
cpmounsey@btinternet.com


Public Relations Officer

Callout 28 August 23rd

23 Aug 16

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team

Search for Missing Lingdale Lady

Press Release 23rd August 2016

A search team from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team found a body this morning, believed to be that of missing 64 year old Pat Kettlewell.

Pat had last been seen on Saturday morning and her disappearance was giving rise to concern.

Volunteers from the Team were initially called out on Monday evening after Cleveland Police received information from a dog walker that he had seen the missing lady in Guisborough Forest. Twenty-two members of the Team searched in fading light for 4 hours last night around the area in which Pat was last seen without success.

The search resuming this morning (Tuesday) and a find was quickly made by a specially trained mountain rescue search dog.

Team spokesman, Pete Mounsey said “This was a tricky search through some very overgrown areas of the forest. Our thoughts are with members of the lady’s family at this difficult time”

Notes for editors:

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary group of about 40 men and women who are on call 24 hours a day to go to the help of people lost or injured on the North York Moors. Last year the Team was called out 42 times with incidents ranging walkers with broken legs and crashed mountain bikers to lost walkers and missing vulnerables. Members of the Team are highly trained, their skills include advanced first aid, off-road driving, radio communications, navigation, search techniques and crag rescues to name but a few. Members of the Team are unpaid for their services and the Team has to raise the £25000 annual running costs itself by various charitable means.
So far in 2016 there have been 28 incidents.

Team website: www.clevelandmrt.org.uk
Pete Mounsey Home Telephone: 01642 723853
Public Relations Officer Mobile: 07721 606098
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team
9 Skottowe Drive
Great Ayton
Middlesbrough TS9 6DR pr@clevelandmrt.org.uk
cpmounsey@btinternet.com

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