Incidents attended by BSARU in 2017

total hours and numbers of incidents by type
Incident Type No Incidents Total Man Hours
Call Out 1 111
Stand By 1 14
Totals 2 125

BSARU Incidents 2017

list of incidents and man hours per incident"
Incident Type Date Incident Man 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


Secretary - Border SAR
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East Lothian
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