Over several years, the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been training members in water and flood rescue.
The service has team has established a specialist Swiftwater Rescue team which can respond quickly to any water-related incident in the local area.
During the recent floods across the North of England, the team used a large raft to rescue people and their belongings from their homes.
They have applied for funding to purchase a smaller rescue sled which can access small or cramped locations and act as a ‘bridge’ between routes of ingress and egress and the larger rescue raft.
This purchase of the raft supports the PCC’s initiative of working for better industrial and community relations. Plan and links directly to his priority of ‘Working for Better Community & Industrial Relations’