Tag Archives: mountain rescue

Pendle Hill warning after boy with hypothermia rescued as ‘under-prepared’ group in danger

Teenager suspected of hypothermia had to be rescued from Pendle Hill by life-saving volunteers The boy was part of a “grossly underprepared” group dressed in inappropriate clothing without understanding the risks involved in such situations. Volunteers from Rossendale and the Pendle Mountain Rescue Team were called in to rescue the 14-year-old boy who struggled as temperatures plummeted on Friday afternoon. ...

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America’s busiest search and rescue system at risk of collapse

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Missing Cairngorms hiker ‘left messages in snow’ for mountain rescue teams

A hiker reported missing in the Cairngorms has left clues in the snow to help mountain rescue teams find him. Mountain rescue teams from Braemar and Cairngorms were called on Monday after a 40-year-old man went missing. The man had been unable to reach Aviemore on Sunday as he had planned due to high winds and had taken refuge in ...

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New Home for Border Search and Rescue Unit

At the site of the new Mountain Rescue station in Kelso, main contractor Matthew Lee, with team members, David Williams, architectural technician; David Barnes, vehicle officer; Carl Outhwaite;, Kevin Sterrick, Treasurer; Duncan Buchanan, team leader; Bob McKead, Base Officer and Brian Tyson, President. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE) Since 1963, the Rescue Unit has shared accommodation between garages at Kelso Racecourse and ...

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Backcountry rescues rise as more people seek outdoor recreation

About 30 volunteers gathered a recent weekend at a snowy highway in western Idaho. They were there for a training exercise, and the fictional scenario for the day involved four snowshoers who did not return when scheduled. “We have four late subjects. We don’t know exactly how long they’ve been overdue, but we’ll find out from our law enforcement representative,” ...

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Missing woman found after police search in Dalby Forest

A WOMAN who went missing from her North Yorkshire home has been found, police confirmed this morning. North Yorkshire Police had raised concerns for the welfare of a 21-year-old who was reportedly reported as a mimic from Malton, North Yorkshire yesterday morning. The force appealed to the public for information that could help locate her. Police search teams, assisted by ...

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Busiest year on record for fall rescue

The Grassington-based team had 73 calls, breaking the previous record of 56 in 2020, she said in its annual report. The team is one of the few mountain rescue teams to cover underground rescues as well as more traditional surface and water incidents. “Maintaining our capacities, raising funds and carrying out our rescues requires a lot of commitment on the ...

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Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team braves the weather to bring injured climber to safety in Chur an t-Sneachda

Mountain rescuers braved appalling conditions when an injured man had to be laid on a stretcher during an avalanche in a Scottish national park. The Cairngorms Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT) shared a video on their social media after being called following reports of two people falling in an avalanche. The avalanche hit Chur an t-Sneachda in the Grampian Mountains, a ...

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Missing hunters in Tobyhanna township

TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE / WYOU) – Pennsylvania Mountain Rescue is a wilderness rescue team that is called in to help with local fire departments searches. They were called in waiting for the missing hunter in Tobyhanna Township on Monday evening. The rescue said that during the colder months, especially during the deer hunting season, they see an increase ...

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Several crews conduct hours-long rescue off Hunger Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) – Nineteen rescuers from five search and rescue teams rescued a 31-year-old man from Florida, who slipped over icy rocks and injured his ankle on Saturday afternoon. The rescue lasted about five hours, mostly in the dark. The Waterbury Backcountry Rescue Team said the man was walking alone when he was injured about 2,800 feet on the ...

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Family and friends of Martin Rhodes, missing in Halifax, praise the mountain rescue team’s continued search efforts

Martin Rhodes Early on a bright morning in May 2019, Martin Rhodes, 46, of Halifax, was spotted walking near Kinlochewe. When he did not return to his hotel after a sudden change in the weather that brought heavy snowfall, he was reported missing that evening. Extensive searches over the following week by specialist police officers, mountain rescue volunteers, RAF teams, ...

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Some states want to charge for the rescue of lost hikers

It was 11 p.m. one evening in July last year when a couple realized they weren’t going back down the Old Bridle Path. They were with their two children just over a mile from the popular Mount Lafayette hiking trail, about 70 miles north of Concord, New Hampshire. They had underestimated how long it would take to complete the two ...

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grough – Call to wounded Hadrian’s Wall walker continues Northumberland teams’ busy fall

Bob smith, EditorTuesday 05 October 2021 00:02 GMTNo further updates have been made Rescuers stretcher the injured walker to the ambulance service all-terrain vehicle. Photo: NNPMRT A walker was rescued from Hadrian’s Wall Path after injuring his leg in a fall. The Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and the North Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were alerted to the incident ...

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grough – Ogwen Valley lifeguards use new rafts at lake clean-up fundraising event

Bob smith, EditorTuesday, September 28, 2021 20:29 GMTNo further updates have been made One of the team members enjoys an unscheduled tea break while cleaning up. Photo: OVMRO Mountain rescuers teamed up with volunteers to clean up a lake in Snowdonia this weekend. Members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organization joined the team’s 333 Supporters Group and the Snowdonia ...

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Colorado Search and Rescue Teams Gather in Summit County for Annual Training

Ryan Delano is practicing his rappelling technique during a search and rescue training course on Friday, September 24, near Windy Point Campground.Liz Copan / For the Daily News Summit Search and rescue teams from across Colorado gathered in Summit County this weekend for the annual SARCon event, an opportunity for members to learn about new tools and techniques, learn about ...

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Coniston Mountain Rescue Team helps walker with dislocated ankle on wet hill

RESCUE team responds to incident where man slipped and dislocated his ankle while working with friends On Saturday September 25, CUMPOL (Cumbria Police) tasked the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team to rescue a walker who was descending Wetherlam Edge with a group of friends, when he slipped on a wet rock and dislocated ankle. Two Land Rovers left for Tilberthwaite, followed ...

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Researchers attempt to locate the missing Crow Pass hiker

Through Annie berman Updated: 48 seconds ago Posted: 44 minutes ago Gary Fisk. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group) Rescuers are searching for a missing man from Eagle River who left Tuesday morning to hike Crow Pass, a popular hiking trail in the Chugach Mountains. Gary Fisk, 74, started at the end of the Girdwood Trail around 8 ...

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Search intensifies for missing St Austell man Anthony Haley

The search for a missing Cornwall man in his 40s has intensified as emergency services and his family remain concerned for his well-being. Anthony Haley, 42, of St Austell, was last seen around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (September 22). Police, coast guards, mountain search and rescue teams and people who know Anthony are looking for him – with the search intensifying ...

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Cumbria rescue team receives new Land Rover

A Cumbria rescue team are the recipients of a brand new car. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) received the keys to their new rescue vehicle from Colin Todd of Lakeland Land Rover. The vehicle is the first of the New Defender 110 model to be adapted for mountain rescue and the purchase and conversion was made possible thanks to the ...

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Volunteers search for seniors with Alzheimer’s

Su Xiao, 49, and Xu Guangchun, 42, are like-minded souls on the streets of Beijing, checking surveillance cameras and checking passers-by, with an almost constant barrage of calls on their phones. They are looking for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, a serious illness that can easily erase a patient’s memory and other major mental functions. Seven years ago, Su and Xu ...

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Snowdon incidents see two people sent to hospital

A NUMBER of incidents requiring assistance from the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team on Saturday, September 18 included two people being taken to hospital. A report was received at around 11:45 a.m. of a victim with a fractured ankle at Bwlch Ciliau on Watkin Road in Snowdon. The team was assisted by the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team and the Maritime and ...

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Lost and found items for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease

by Xinhua Writers Yao Yulin, Wang Xiaojie and Zhao Xu BEIJING, Sept.21 (Xinhua) – Su Xiao, 49, and Xu Guangchun, 42, are like-minded souls on the streets of the bustling Chinese capital of Beijing, checking surveillance cameras and checking passers-by, with a near constant barrage of calls on their phones. They seek to help older people with Alzheimer’s disease, a ...

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Injured hiker swept off Moat Mountain trail

CONTACT: Lt Bradley Morse 603-744-5470 603-271-3361 September 20, 2021 Albany, New Hampshire – On September 19, 2021, New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified of an injured hiker on the Moat Mountain Trail in Albany. Toni Weinstein, 49, of New Market, NH, was hiking the Moat Mountain Trail and slipped on a rock injuring his ankle. She was unable to ...

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The 12 Cumbria mountain rescue teams honored by the Queen

TWO years after being nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, Cumbria’s mountain rescue teams have finally secured their award. All 12 were nominated by Superintendent Matthew Kennerley in 2019 for the award which is the team equivalent of an individual MBE. They were told they won in April of last year. Due to the pandemic, however, there was ...

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The pressure is on for Kerry rescue volunteers

As Ireland celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1966, Myles Kinsella, a UCD student set out to climb Ireland’s highest mountain. Tragically, her day ended with a fatal fall from the east face of Carrauntoohil. Soon after, a member of an English school group also died while climbing in the same area. In light of these events ...

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Yorkshire Coast Rescue Teams assist air ambulance

Wednesday September 8, 2021 10:31 am By Matthieu Pells Volunteers from the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and Goathland Fire Hall were called in twice yesterday. Volunteer teams were called to the Hole of Horcum just after 11:30 am to report that a lady had fallen ill on one of the trails at the bottom of the feature. After ...

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Rescue workers rescue two kayakers in difficulty on the Lune River

Emergency services were called when two kayakers found themselves in difficulty in the water of the Moon River. The incident took place last weekend and prompted a huge response from emergency services. The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Lancashire Police, North West Ambulance Service and the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team witnessed the incident near Lancaster. FOLLOWING: ‘Caring and generous’ ...

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Four Navy crew rescued after helicopter crash near Nevada border

MT. HOGUE, Calif. (KTXL) – Four Navy crew members were rescued on Saturday afternoon after their helicopter crashed Friday night. U.S. Navy officials said an MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter crashed near Mt. Hogue around 5 p.m. Friday. The helicopter crew – a pilot, co-pilot and two crew members – were helping Mono County search and rescue units locate a lost hiker ...

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Mountain Rescue Volunteer and GP Receive Distinguished Service Award for Work During Pandemic

A mountain rescue volunteer and general practitioner received a Distinguished Service Award from the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association for her work during the pandemic. As a doctor, Paula Cook has been on the front lines to protect patients from the pandemic – but as a mountain rescue volunteer, the safety of her friends has also fallen on ...

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Police assist mountain rescue teams during emergency week

Forth Valley POLICE assisted mountain rescue teams on nine different calls over the past week. Officers from the Forth Valley Police Division attended the calls alongside various mountain teams and luckily everyone involved was safely assisted. Last Tuesday, June 29, police traveled to Conic Hill alongside the Lomon Mountain Rescue Team to assist a woman with an injured leg, who ...

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