Emergency services in missing person search

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team
Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team

Police and mountain rescue teams in Northumberland were involved in a search lasting seven hours on Saturday.

Northumbria Police requested the assistance of Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne mountain rescue services to search for a high risk missing person in the Kielder area.

The male’s car had been located in the car park at Kielder. The mountain rescue teams headed up to Kielder Castle to liaise with the Police Search Adviser.

A detailed search of the woodland involving MR personnel, two Search & Rescue Dogs, a Police dog handler and Police officers was conducted in and around Kielder Castle. The National Police Air Support unit supported searchers on the ground by flying over the open areas.

As the search was progressing, further information came to light which indicated the missing person was out of the area. The teams were stood down and police investigations are ongoing.