Stranded Family Rescued by Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team Near Danby

In a late-night operation on Saturday, 17th February 2024, the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT) was mobilised to assist a family stranded in a holiday property a few miles south of Danby village on the North York Moors.

The family, unable to maintain contact with North Yorkshire Police due to poor phone signal in the area, found themselves in a precarious situation, prompting the police to seek the CMRT’s assistance.

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Responding promptly to the call at 21:41 hours, the CMRT dispatched two members who lived in proximity to the location, along with two double-crewed Land Rovers from their base, prepared for all eventualities.

The first responders managed to reach the family on foot after driving as close to the property as possible.

Upon arrival, they confirmed that the family, along with their dogs, were safe but felt uncomfortable staying in their accommodation overnight.

In a display of swift and compassionate action, the rescue team transported the family and their pets to a safer location north of Danby, onto the A171 Moors road, where they were collected by other family members.

The operation involved six team members directly on-site, supported remotely by the CMRT’s Call-out Officer and Team Leader, who coordinated with the police.

An additional fourteen members were on standby, ready to assist if needed.

The rescue, lasting just over three hours, highlighted the CMRT’s dedication and readiness to respond to emergencies, ensuring the safety and well-being of those in distress within the North York Moors area.

This incident serves as a reminder of the challenges posed by remote locations and the importance of community support and emergency preparedness.

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