Recovery mission turns into a right 'hoot' for members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue team (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Recovery mission turns into a right 'hoot' for members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue team
A MOUNTAIN rescue team tested their skills with an unusual mission to recover an owl from a pond – albeit a wooden sculpture.
A member of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team volunteered the group to save the missing sculpture after it was spotted floating in a small pond at the Flatts Lane Country Park, near Middlesbrough.
The retrieval of the carved owl was turned into a team building exercise with members using specialist equipment to haul the almost quarter of a ton of oak from the edge of the pond and then loaded onto a stretcher.
Steve Glasper, the team training officer, said: “We have considerable experience of rescuing live animals but this was obviously a little unusual but we were able to turn it into a positive training experience whilst helping the Flatts Lane Centre – clearly win win.”
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