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Air Ambulance requested our assistance to the Oldhamstocks (nr Dunbar) area urgently following a quad bike accident. 1 Casualty required evacuation and the cloud base would not allow the air ambulance access to the incident. Crews on the ground, assisted by a 4x4 from the farm, managed to move the casualty to an accessible location as team members were arriving on scene, with our vehicles en route.
Snow!! Team were initially requested by emergency planning officials after the area was hit by snowstorms. Team mobilised all 3 vehicles on Monday morning and over the following 6 days carried out a range of task including:
Our vehicles were available 24/7 to deal with any incident and were continually crewed by at least 2 personnel. In one week alone we covered well over 2000 miles!
Team called out along with Tweed Valley MRT and an RAF helicopter to search for a person missing from Borders General Hospital. The missing person was located safe and well by a team member after a couple of hours of searching.
Team stood by to assist with a potential incident with a minor, near Edinburgh. As Lothian and Borders Police investigations progressed the team were stood down.
Team stood by to assist police with a body recovery in the Penicuik area (Tweed Valley - who cover the Penicuik area - were already deployed on another incident). Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue service's rope rescue team managed to recover the body and our assistance was not required.
Team assisted a female who was kicked by a horse on the leg while visiting a friend at the Flooden rideout. Casualty was happy to make her own way to hospital following treatment and pain relief from team medics.
Team assisted a male rider in the Jedburgh common ridings who fell from a horse and was knocked unconscious. Rider was evacuated to the roadside and handed over to the ambulance service.
Second incident of the day! Team called out to assist a 13 year-old male who had fallen down a gully near Selkirk Golf Course (Tweed Valley MRT were already at another event). Casualty rescued by RAF helicopter as team en route.
Continuation of the search on 4th, 17th and 18th April. This time, team members and BU/WST searched the tweed from Coldstream to Norham. Nothing found.
Update: The body of the missing person was eventually located around a month later near to St Boswells.
Another day searching the Tweed - this time from Kelso to Coldstream. 6 Team members assisted BU/WST. Nothing found.
Two team members and a vehicle assist Borders Underwater Search Team with a continuation of the search begun on 4th April. Leaderfoot to Kelso searched. Nothing found.
Police asked team to assist with the location of a suicidal member of public, possibly mobile in a car using rural back roads around Yetholm area. Team searched roads and went to hilltops overlooking the area. Missing person was safely located by police outside the area under surveillance.
Team called out to search for a missing male in the Leaderfoot area. Extensive search of the River Tweed and surrounding area - with assistance from BUWST - failed to locate missing person.
Team alerted by 999 call to 3 walkers in distress on the Pennine Way around 7pm. Severe weather with flooding and snow on higher ground had exhausted the party and they were stranded at Auchope refuge hut. The team deployed in 3 vehicles, one of which headed up towards Mounthooly as a second escape option (the problems of flooding and missing roads/bridges in the Bowmont valley not being a stranger to us!) The walkers were reached around 10pm and then walked off to the closest point we could get a vehicle.
Urgent callout by police following the disappearance of a vulnerable 11 year old child near Kelso. Child was found safe and well as the team were en route. Despite only being missing for under an hour, the proximity to a river and the weather made this an urgent situation.
Callout to assist police with the search for a vulnerable missing male in the Kelso area. After a short search he was located cold but unharmed by team members and handed over to police officers.
Team vehicle and 3 personnel assist North East Ambulance again in the North Northumberland area, due to heavy snow.
Team vehicle and 2 personnel again ensure that the Out-of-hours Doctor service is able to operate despite snow-bound roads.
Team vehicle and 3 personnel called to Wooler in North Northumberland to assist North East Ambulance with snow-related incidents. This included evacuating a 95 year-old woman from her home to Great North Air Ambulance. This was featured in an ITV news report, which can be seen here.
Team vehicle and 2 personnel called to assist police with Out-of-hours Doctor transportation through snow-bound roads.
Team again assist emergency services in the Borders with several snow-related incidents. All 3 of the team's 4x4 vehicles are deployed to transport essential personnel and answer 999 calls.
Team called out to assist police, ambulance service and essential services following heavy snow in the Borders. Multiple incidents were attended by ourselves, Tweed Valley MRT and an RAF helicopter from Boulmer.