16 February 2021

Northumbria Police requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves last night for a high risk missing person in the Killingworth area. As two of our incident controllers were being briefed and a search plan drawn up with the Police Search Adviser, we received the news that the individual had been located in hospital.

At this point the Teams were stood down and vehicles returned to their respective bases.

The incident involved 6 Team members for 2 hours. A further 16 members were on standby ready to be deployed.