Usworth, Washington, Tyne and Wear

10 May 2022

On Tuesday afternoon, ourselves and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were activated by Northumbria Police to search for a high risk missing person in the Washington area. The teams were joined by a Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England handler and their dog from Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team.

After a few hours of searching in dense and thorny woodland, the teams were stood down following the good news that the missing person had been located safe and well outside of our search areas.

The incident involved 13 Team members for 6 hours 40 minutes.