Incidents 2019

Keep returning to this page for detail on our incidents through 2019

Search – 9th February – 07:00 – Carlton – 06/2019

Deployed in support of Cleveland MRT.  Their report copied below:

We were alerted at 1830hrs by North Yorkshire Police on Friday Feb 8th to assist in a search for missing 50 year old Nicholas Harper, from Pickering who’s absence was giving the Police cause for concern.
Mr Harper’s car had been found at one of the moorland carparks at Cowbank Farm near Helmsley and the Police asked if we could search the forestry and footpaths around that area.
20 Team members responded to the initial callout and, along withmembers of North Yorkshire Police, carried out a thorough search for around a kilometre around the carpark without success.
Police dogs and a police helicopter were also deployed.
The search was escalated at 0900hrs on Saturday 9th February with 27 members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team involved along with 18 members of Scarborough and Ryedale MRT. Five specially trained dogs from the Mountain Rescue Search Dog Association were also deployed along with Police Officers and the Police Helicopter.
Tracks and forestry extending up to five miles from the carpark were searched in an operation that lasted around eight hours.
No signs of the missing man were found.


Standby – 8th February – 18:57 – Carlton – 05/2019

Placed on standby for a potential search to assist Cleveland MRT for a search for a missing gentleman in the Carton area after his car had been found in a local car park.

Rescue – 1st February – 15:42 – Wad Dale – 04/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a patient with an ankle injury in Wad Dale, North of Helperthorpe on the Yorkshire Wolds in a location inaccessible to a road ambulance.  Because of the remote location we used the SARCall PhoneFind application to confirm the exact location of the patient to guide assets into the find site.   The patient was then treated by and flown to definitive medical care by one of the Yorkshire Air Ambulances.  Twenty four team members and two of our 4 x 4 ambulances deployed for just over one and a half hours.

Rescue – 30th January – 14:46 – Chimney Bank – 03/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a single vehicle road traffic collision on Chimney Bank, Rosedale.   The vehicle had slipped off the road in winter conditions and one person was reported trapped. Stood down while en route as emergency services on scene had dealt with the situation.  Eleven team members deployed for one hour.

Search – 26th January – 19:44 – Sneaton – 02/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable female missing from home after leaving for a walk earlier this afternoon.  We were subsequently stood down by the police while mobilising as the lady had been found in a field by a local resident and was now safe and well. Eight team members activated for thirty minutes.

Search – 20th January – 18:18 – Egton High Moor – 01/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police at to reports of a red flare being seen above Egton High Moor in the North York Moors National Park.

Thanks to a good description of the likely location of the flare and evidence on the ground we identified the launch site as being the junction of a green lane and public highway. After a search around of that area it was determined that there was no one in distress and the team were stood down by the police.

Eighteen team members and four team vehicles deployed for four hours.

We would ask that people think carefully about the implications of releasing pyrotechnics or fireworks in remote places.