TEESSIDE emergency services worked together to track down a woman who was unreachable and believed to have taken ill in the Thornaby-on-Tees area.

The North East Ambulance Service contacted Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team at 10.17pm on Saturday, September 19, to help search for a young woman who was reported to have been taken ill in the Thornaby-on-Tees area.

The crews thought the woman, who could not be reached by phone, may be in the Stainsby Wood and Stainsby Beck area.

Cleveland Police was also informed if the missing woman.

At 12.17am, she was found safe and well. 

Eighteen team members were involved, with one co-ordinating the response remotely, for just over two hours.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue is a volunteer organisation providing a 24-hour search and rescue service for people who are injured or missing, mainly operating on the northern part of the North York Moors.

The organisation, which needs to raise approximately £42,000 each year to fund its activities, has attended 43 call outs so far this year.