Incidents attended by BSARU in 2017

total hours and numbers of incidents by type
Incident Type No Incidents Total Man Hours
Call Out 3 256
Event Incident 1 0
Stand By 1 14
Totals 5 270

BSARU Incidents 2017

list of incidents and man hours per incident"
Incident Type Date Incident Man Hours
Event Incident 11/03/2017

A female participant in the Mighty Deerstalker cross-country collapsed around a mile into the event. We were alerted by marshals and despite the fast actions of our team medical officer, 3 other team members and the use of one of our defibrilators, she sadly died.  

Thanks to the marshals and bystanders who also assisted.

Our thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.

0 hours
CALL-OUT 04/03/2017

CALL-OUT. We worked with Tweed Valley MRT in the search for a missing Dalkeith man. Along with the HM Coastguard Rescue helicopter from Prestwick, team members carried out an extensive search of Dalkeith Country Park. Nothing was found during our search and with no further information, we were stood down.  

Sadly, police teams later found a body, outwith our serach area.

59 hours
CALL-OUT 02/03/2017

The team was initially called out to two hikers lost in "The Cheviots." 
As team members were making their way to pick up vehicles, NNPMRT and MOTMRT were put on stand-by and the lost walkers location was pin-pointed using SARLOC to be on the Pennine Way between Kings Seat and Windy Gyle.
Team members were deployed from Cocklawfoot with assistance again from the local farmer, who used his ATV to get us up the track quickly.
The two were found uninjured but cold, given Blizzard jackets and walked back down to the waiting ATV.

86 hours
CALL OUT 12/02/2017

Members of Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue TeamBorder Search and Rescue UnitNorth of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a group of 10 walkers in the Cheviot Hills who began to suffer symptoms of Hypothermia during a day's walk. An HMCG Rescue Helicopter was also involved but couldn't reach the casualty site due to the weather. Teams faced waist deep snow at times, and a very cold biting wind. Two helpful farmers drove equipment up to the Border Ridge in buggies. All Teams were stood down at around midnight once all casualties had been evacuated off the hill. 

Border Search and Rescue team members had just completed a full weekend's winter skills training in the Cairngorms, and drove straight to the scene from there!
111 hours
STAND BY 04/02/2017

The team was on standby to assist East Lothian police with the search for a dog walker, lost in woods near Tynninghame. He had become disorientated when darkness fell but his shouts were heard by police on scene and he was found safe and well. 3 local team members were deployed.

14 hours


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