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Teesdale and Weardale Rescue Team's busy year

  • 4 January 2014
  • From the section Tees
Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team volunteers
Image caption The mountain rescue team has experienced a busier year than usual

Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team responded to 45 incidents in 2013, a 25% increase on the previous year.

The team of 40 volunteers is based in Barnard Castle, and covers the whole of County Durham.

During the year it responded to a variety of call-outs, including looking for missing walkers on the fells.

It also rescued drivers stuck in snow and assisted medical personnel in reaching remote properties.

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