We were contacted by Cleveland Police at 17.55 to reports of 4 young girls stuck on Eston hills.
They had called for help and had low phone battery power.
We attempted to locate them using our Sarloc phone finder capability.
Team vehicles and 19 team members were on route to commence searching for them when we got the welcome news that they had managed to get down and had been located by the Police.
A good result and we were all happy to head back home, but in the dark, with snow on the ground and temperatures falling this could easily have been a more serious outcome.
It’s worth reminding everyone who ventures out to enjoy the Moors at this time of year to be well prepared.
Circumstances and weather can quickly change and particularly at this time of year a simple walk can become a serious incident.
Always take a map and compass and know how to use them, have the appropriate clothing for the changing weather conditions, have a good head torch or torch with you. Your mobile phone can be a lifesaver if needed and it’s battery should be kept fully charged.
Applications can be made to join the team in a support role (Operational Support) or as a hill going (Search and Rescue) member.
Applications for either role can be made at any time. Intakes for Operational Support members occur at various times of the year. There is one annual intake for Search and Rescue normally each September.Join Now