Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team was one of the successful applicants for a share of a £913,000 grant that the Department of Transport has divided amongst 66 water rescue charities in the UK.
Cleveland Team will receive £8400.
We will use the funding to equip an additional ten of its volunteers to be able to train as a “Swift Water Technician (SWT)”. SWTs are trained operate in flooded areas and fast flowing rivers to search for and rescue members of the public trapped by water.
Over the last few years, as more flooding has occurred in the country all of the 50 UK volunteer mountain rescue teams have to train their members for working near water and many have trained and equipped their members for water rescues and searches.
More info at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/almost-1-million-awarded-to-66-water-rescue-charities