SUNDAY 5TH JUNE 2022
North Yorkshire Police contacted us on Sunday evening to help search the Carlton Bank area for a missing person.
Having established a control point near Lordstones our volunteer Team members were split into four teams and allocated various search areas as agreed with the police. Weather conditions were poor due to a mixture of limited visibility in fog and heavy rain. We also requested support from ‘Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England’ resulting in two handlers and their dogs assisting in the search – one each from Swaledale MRT and Teesdale and Weardale Search & MRT.
Three hours after being called we were stood-down by the police as the missing person had thankfully been found safe and well at another location. All Team members were recalled to the control point and after a debrief made their way home, with some taking our three vehicles back to Base. Twenty-three Cleveland MRT members plus the two dogs & their handlers were involved with another one coordinating our response from home. Taking into account travelling time the call-out lasted just over four-hours.
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