Search – 27th December – 16:15 – Beck Hole – 66/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police to reports of a gentleman staying in the Beck Hole area who had become disorientated in woods close to the village in failing light and with low battery on his mobile phone.   Phonefind message sent by the duty Incident Contoller which was received but not responded to.   Follow up call established that the gentleman had managed to find his bearings and was heading back to the village which he could now see.   Two team members involved.

Search – 21st December – 19:27 – Blakey Ridge – 65/2019

After been stood down from incident 63/2019 we were called later the same evening by a member of the public who was concerned for a male friend who had become benighted on the North York Moors to the west of Blakey Ridge in deteriorating weather conditions.  He had managed to obtain a location for the walker earlier in the afternoon before contact was lost with the walkers phone.

This location formed the ‘Last Known Position’ for the walker and was the focus for the search.  Assisted by Cleveland Mountain Rescue and North Yorkshire police a wide area search was initiated with  the gentleman found safe and well at around 01:00 on the 22nd by one of Cleveland’s search parties.   The gentleman was walked off the moor to a team vehicle and driven back to his car.

Our Team returned to base by 02:29 with vehicles turned round for the next shout.   We had fourteen team members deployed for seven and a quarter hours.

Search – 21st December – 15:23 – Little Smeaton – 64/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable 22 year old male missing from home.  We had ten team members en route when we received notification from the police that the gentleman had been found safe and well and returned to his home.

First Aid – 16th December – 13:23 – Rillington – 63/2019

Team member assisted others in the immediate casualty care of a lady who had fallen in Rillington and sustained a suspected fractured hip.

Search – 5th December – 19:53 – Humberside – 62/2019

Request for assistance from Humberside Police to help locate a high risk vulnerable male reported missing in their Force area.   The ask was for us to use the Mountain Rescue England and Wales Phonefind utility to assist in the search.

This utility send a message to a smartphone with a link in it to allow the recipient send back their coordinates through the simple click of a button   Shortly after sending the Phonefind message the gent responded to the message with his message contain his exact location.  While well outside our operational area this detail allowed the police to find the man and take him to a place of safety.

Rescue – 17th November – 13:31 – Ravenscar – 61/2019

Call received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty with a lower leg injury. On discussion with YAS it was determined that the casualty was below the Raven Hall Hotel on the footpath heading to the beach. It was agreed that this call should be directed to the HMCG who could get a team to the casualty quicker than we could.

Rescue – 11th November – 14:49 – Lastingham – 60/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a gentleman walker who had become unwell in woods close to Lastingham. Attended with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service and North Yorkshire Police by sadly the gentleman could not be resuscitated.  The team subsequently carried his body to a waiting ambulance in Lastingham.  Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Rescue – 6th November – 15:35 – Falling Foss – 59/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police control room to reports of a lady and her dog ‘stuck’ in the ravine below Falling Foss waterfall.
After been guided to the find site by the lady’s partner we determined that the dog had taken a vertical tumble into the valley bottom and that the lady was at the top of the drop reassuring the dog.
We escorted the lady to safe ground and a team member lowered himself to the dog.
Once we determining the dog was uninjured we walked it down the stream bed to easier ground and ultimately reunited it with relieved owners.

Search – 2nd November – 17:22 – Lealholm – 58/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police to a gentleman having trouble breathing in Lealholm area and unable to locate himself. Map coordinates given suggested the location was in Cleveland MRT are so the taking was passed to them.  CMRT subsequently found the gentleman safe and well and delivered him to the appropriate care.

Search – 19th October – 18:57 – Newtondale – 57/2019

This evenings night exercise (19th October) was interrupted by North Yorkshire Police at 18.57 with a report of a gentleman who had become disorientated on forest tracks in Newtondale Forest.
As an immediate reaction we dispatched two of our vehicles and crews from the exercise to Newtondale to search for the gentleman.
One of our vehicles located him safe and well at approximately 20:40 and after escorting him back to civilisation set off back to the exercise.

Ambulance assistance ! – 11th October – 13:17 – Sawdon – 56/2019

Team asked to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service in the recovery of one of their vehicles which had become stick while following Satnav directions.

Search – 1st October – 17:14 – Kirby Misperton – 55/2019

Called by North Yorkshire police to assist in the search of a vulnerable male missing from home in Kirby Misperton. The team were stood down whilst deploying as the Police had found the gent.

Search – 22nd September – 21:08 – Cayton Bay – 54/2019

Called by Yorkshire Police to a group of three teenagers visiting the area who had become disorientated and reported themselves lost in a forested area close to Cayton Bay.   We established their actual location through our PhoneFind utility, deployed hill parties to meet up with the group and assess them for any injuries.  Once we established they were safe and well we walked them to a path and then transported them to their camp sites and parents.  Sixteen team members deployed for two and a half hours.

Rescue – 21st September – 17:20 – Dalby Forest – 53/2019

While in Dalby Forest we were alerted to a potential search for 2 missing cyclists.  The two boys were located at the side of the road on the way to the visitor centre and transported to their waiting parents.

Search – 15th September – 00:47 – Clay Bank – 52/2019

Callout 52 occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, September 16th. The police were concerned about a vulnerable Middlesbrough man whose car had been located in Stokesley. Along with our sister team, Cleveland MRT, we searched the footpaths around the Clay Bank area for 3 hours before a police helicopter located a heat source in some nearby woods and was able to guide personnel into the area where sadly the body of the missing man was found. Our thoughts go out to the gentleman’s family and friends.

Rescue – 14th September – 10:53 – Yearsley Moor Woods – 51/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance service to a a female who had slipped and sustained a leg injury.  The team assisted the ambulance service in warming the patient and in the evacuation to the waiting ambulance.

Rescue – 11th September – 15:42 – Robin Hoods Bay – 50/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an unconscious male patient on rural ground south of Robin Hoods Bay.  Sadly the ambulance crew on scene were unable to resuscitate the gentleman and the team  were asked to recover him to a private ambulance at the roadside at Hawsker.  Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Rescue -1st September – 20:11 – Forge Valley – 49/2018

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a patient who had fallen on steep, wooded ground in Forge Valley and sustained a suspect shoulder injury.
The ambulance crew were on scene but were requesting additional manpower from us and our specialist rope rescue equipment to extract the patient.
The team were deployed for just over one hour as we recovered the patient to the waiting ambulance.

First aid – 31st August 13:20 – Ravenscar – 48/2019

Treatment of a small number of minor injuries to people taking part in the Princess Challenge fundraiser

First aid – 25th August 11:00 – Malton – 47/2019

Treatment of three minor injuries while providing first aid cover to the Marathon Du Malton event

Search – 23rd August – 22:29 – Lockton – 46/2018

The Team were called by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for two youngsters who had become disoriented while dog walking in woodland close to Lockton. We initially used the PhoneFind utility to locate the pair and then deployed hill parties to collect them and then returned them to their parents in a team vehicle. Ten team members deployed for two and a half hours.
Speaking to their parents the following morning the pair were no worse for their little ‘adventure’ and will have a good story to tell when back at school.

Assistance to NYP – 13th August – 21:10 – 45/2019

Request from North Yorkshire Police to ‘PhoneFind’ an individual who believed they were lost between Thirsk and Helmsley.  Message received by the individuals phone but no reply.   NYP determined that no further action was needed by us.

Rescue – 13th August – 16:34 – Mallyan Spout – 44/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a request for the team to extract a female with a lower leg injury from the boulder field at the base of the Mallyan Spout waterfall. The patient was treated on site and then carried from the find site to a waiting ambulance at the road side in Goathland.

Standby – 13th August – 12:41 – Stanford Bridge – 43/2019

Request for assistance from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist in the evacuation of a patient trapped at home.  Suggested that Fire and Rescue would be a more appropriate response and stood down one it was confirmed they were on route.

Search – 10th August – 21:56 – Scarborough North Bay – 42/2019

Call from a member of the public with concern for an individual seen waking into the sea.   Call passed to North Yorkshire Police who dispatched officers to the scene.

Search – 4th August – 22:38 – Woodthorpe York – 41/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable 89 year old female reported missing from home.   Lady found safe and well as the team were mobilising.

Standby – 30th July – 19:41 – Swaledale – 40/2019

Placed on standby to provide water rescue mutual aid to Swaledale MRT following flash floods in the area.

Rescue – 28th July – 14:03 – Burniston – 39/2019

Request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service for the availability of a team doctor to assist YAS and HMCG with a patient near Burniston with severe injuries.  YAS subsequently confirmed that the Helicopter had managed to package and extract the casualty so additional support would not be required.

Search – 20th July – 13:07 – Eastfield – 38/2019

Team contacted by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a 2 year old child reported missing from home. Found at a relatives home and the team stood down almost immediately.

Search – 18th July – 11:05 – Reighton Gap – 37/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable 70 year old female.  Found safe and well while we were travelling to the RV.

First aid – 15th July – 09:15 – Thixendale – 36/2019

Supply of pain relief to an attendee at a charity clay shoot

Rescue – 14th July – 19:15 – Egton High Moor – 35/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to locate and recover an injured walker from close to Wintergill Plantation.

Rescue – 14th July – 16:36 – Gilling East – 34/2019

Technical equipment support and manpower to assist Yorkshire Air Ambulance in the evacuation of an injured mountain biker from Yearsley Wood.

First aid – 14th July – 09:00 – Dalby Forest No Ego Challenge – 33/2019

Provision of medical aid to a minor hand injury at the event.

Search – 9th July 12:35 – Glaisdale – 32/2019

Deployed in support of Cleveland MRT in the search for a high risk missing male believed to be in the Glaisdale area.   Seventeen team members deployed in a wide area search for nine hours with no result.   Stood down by North Yorkshire Police after all requested area had been searched.

Rescue – 29th June 17:33 – Ellerbeck – 31/2019

The team was called to rescue a female casualty who had become unwell on the path between Simon Howe and Ellerbeck. The lady was carried down to Ellerbeck using the Bell stretcher to a waiting Yorkshire Ambulance Service vehicle for transportation to definitive medical care. Twenty one team members deployed for two and three quarter hours.

Rescue – 29th June 16:00 – Beck Hole – 30/2019

While clearing from incident 29/2019 the team was called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the rescue of a female walker who had colapsed on the riverside path close to Thomason Foss waterfall. An ambulance crew were already treating the casualty. We evacuated the casualty across the river and up the bank to the Ambulance using the Bell stretcher. Fifteen team members deployed for an hour and a half.

Rescue – 29th June 13:11 – Mallyan Spout – 29/2019

The team was called by North Yorkshire Police to rescue a female who had fallen on rocks near the Mallyan Spout waterfall and sustained a lower leg / ankle injury. The casualty was treated by one of our casualty carers before being carried in the Bell stretcher to a waiting ambulance in Goathland.  Fifteen team members deployed for almost three hours.


First aid – 22nd June – 15:00 – Hutton Le Hole – 27 and 28 /2019

Treatment of two cyclists who had fallen while participating in the Yorkshire True Grit event.   One had suffered grazes and gravel rash on his arm which we cleaned and dressed.   The second had hit his head (helmet) in the fall and simply requested a check over by the team.

Rescue – 22nd June – 15:00 – Newton on Rawcliffe – 26/2019

Called to a participant in the Yorkshire True Grit cycle event who was reported to be suffering for chest pains.   Upon investigation it was determined the this was likely due to a pre-existing condition which eased after a period of rest.   Evacuated back to the event control.

Search – 20th June – 12:11 – Bempton Cliffs – 25/2019

Contacted by Humberside police to assist in the search for a male missing form home in the Bempton area.   While receiving a briefing we were advised the sadly a body had been found and the search called off.

Rescue – 15th June – 04:13 – Stutton – 24/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a 16 year old female who had fallen and sustained an ankle injury.  Stood down while mobilising as the attending ambulance crew had found the patient and could evacuate her without needing our assistance.

First aid/rescue – 9th June – 11:02 through 17:20 – Birdsall – 21 through 23 /2019

Treatment of various injuries sustained by competitors on the Yorkshire MTB marathon.   Two evacuations with transport to definitive medical care (1 x chest injury and 1 x discharged after X-rays and CT scan).  Three other self presented to the team at the event finish with minor injuries.

Standby – 5th June – 19:17 – Danby – 20/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a Mountain Biker who had become unwell in the Danby area.   Tasking passed to Cleveland MRT as in their patch.

Rescue – 30th May – 11:34 – Yearsley Woods – 19/2019

The Team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a horse rider who had sustained a fall and then subsequently been fallen on by her horse.  Initial information gave the casualty 1/4 mile from the road.   The exact location was determined through the use of  the Mountain Rescue England and Wales PhoneFind utility resulting in two team vehicles and thirteen team members being deployed.  The team provided access through forestry gates for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service ambulance and then assisted in the treatment of a suspected pelvic injury using our Vacuum Mattress before carrying to and evacuation by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to definitive medical care.  RAF Leeming MRT offered assistance which was gratefully accepted but we were able to stand them down en-route.

Rescue – 20th May – 20:47 – Pickering – 18/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police to a seventeen year old female, coincidently the daughter of one of our team members, who had fallen from her horse and reported to have sustained leg injuries.
Following treatment on site by the team and evacuation by Yorkshire Air Ambulance thankfully on arrival at hospital it was determined that, while serious, her injuries were not as bad as first thought.   Twenty team members deployed for two and a half hours.

Speedy recovery Megan.


Rescue – 19th May – 12:10 – Ravenscar Cliff path – 17/2019

Called to a lady running the Ravenscar Coastal Half Marathon who had fallen and sustained a wrist injury. Pain relief and splinting administered on scene before evacuation to hospital for further treatment.

Rescue – 19th May – 10:47 – Ravenscar cinder track – 16/2019

Called to a runner on the Ravenscar Coastal Half Marathon who had fallen while running on the cinder track.  The gentleman was treated on scene and then evacuated to the event control at Ravenscar Village Hall where he became unwell.  He was evacuated to definitive medical care by Yorkshire Ambulance Service. (footnote – the gentleman has recovered and publicly thanked the team for their assistance).

Standby – 14th May – 21:50 – Whitby – 15/2019

Following a public appeal for help by Whitby Police in the search for a missing 70 year old female we contacted North Yorkshire Police control Room to offer the use of PhoneFind.  At that point the police were yet to identify whether the lady had a mobile phone but thanked us for our offer and committed to get back to us if PhoneFind would be of assistance.

Search – 9th May – 01:18 – Oliver’s Mount – 14/2019

The team were deployed in the early hours of this morning to assist North Yorkshire Police as part of a wider search for a gentleman they had concerns for.
We deployed three hill parties, including one of our search dogs, to search the wooded area and steep ground surrounding Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. Having completed the areas without result the police stood us down at 06:00.

Rescue – 1st May – 14:02 – Helmsley – 13/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police to reports of a member of a walking group who had been incapacitated by back pain while walking in woodland close to Helmsley.  The gent was treated with analgesia by the team before evacuation in a team vehicle.   Nine team members deployed for two and a half hours.

Rescue – 28th April – 13:32 – Hovingham Lodge – 12/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a lady who had sustained a lower leg injury on a public footpath in the vicinity of Hovingham Lodge.  After a brief search to find the lady we treated her injuries and carried her to the road for transfer to a waiting ambulance and transport to definitive medical care.  Sixteen team members and two of our vehicles deployed for two and a half hours.

Rescue – 24th April – 10:59 – Hawnby – 11/2019

Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an incident close to Hawby Village. Reports of a male being stuck by a falling tree.  The incident was actually in Cleveland MRT area who were closer so the call was transferred to them with us remaining on standby until they determined they had sufficient manpower to deal with the situation.

Search – 12th April – 11:42 – Seamer Road, Scarborough – 10/2019

Called by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable, high risk 15 year old male missing from school in Scarbrough.  Thankfully he was found safe and well while the team were on route.  Ten team members deployed for one hour thirty three minutes.

First Aid cover – 7th April – 14:45 – Scarborough Castle – 09/2019

Treatment of a couple of minor injuries sustained by participants in the ‘Walking the Walk’ fundraiser.

Rescue – 30th March – 15:55 – Racecourse Road, Scarborough – 08/2019

Whilst returning to base from a training day one of our team vehicles came upon a RTC that had just occurred. Two motorcycles had collided at relatively low speed. Two riders were sat on the side of the road and a third was stood up and walking. Team casualty carers made the scene safe, assessed the 3 persons involved whilst others managed the traffic and a team Incident Controller called North Yorkshire Police. The Police stood the team down on their arrival as no further immediate casualty care was needed. Picture by TC Mark Pattison


Search – 10th February – 08:30 – Carlton – 07/2019

Continuation of the search on 9th February with six team members deployed for six hours in support of Cleveland MRT.  Having cleared the area requested by North Yorkshire Police the team were stood down,

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.