Last weekend saw the distribution of a range of products donated by Mountain Paws to our handlers.
Misper had been reported from 10am the previous day. Although aged 80, he was known to be a regular walker and so search effort was concentrated in the Otley area. Nothing found during first night search. Misper returned home from a 2 day ‘walking ‘expedition’ the following day, having failed to inform his family of his plans.
1 Male Misper. Police units started search at 0300.
Flo and I searched two heavy wooded areas totally 5 hours on the ground.
Individual was reported safe but outside the search area.
Call to assist walker with lower leg injury. On arrival couple not at grid provided and no comms. Search commenced for couple found by foot team 700m from Original grid.
A lady had sliped resulting in a lower limb injury. Having located the walker the team stretchered her off to the nearest road head.
Walker reported to have a possible broken lower limb. Dogs stood down just as deploying as air ambulance on scene.
51 year old high risk male missing since 7th March.
Searched steep sided woodland and river Plym through Plymbridge Woods.
Missing despondent female.
Missing despondent 46 year old male. Believed high risk and suicidal. Dog team carried out searches of moorland, disused quarries and technical coastal cliff areas.
77 year old male missing. Nothing found and police enquiries continue.
Back in January, some of our handlers from the Peak District, took part in some filming for Countryfile Winter Diaries.
59yr old male missing from home since early hours of morning. Suffers Fri. Depression believed to be a risk to himself.
Abbie and and her handler were called out at 2.30am in the morning and deployed by Glossop MRT to search for two missing walkers on the path above Alport Castles and along the valley as far as Grains.
Search for a 44 year old missing male, CSRT were called to search areas of open ground and woodland. As three foot teams and a search dog team were about to deploy, further intelligence indicated the missing male had been sighted in Portreath. Once field areas were searched by the NPAS helicopter and woodland areas by a police dog team, Blitz was deployed to further clear the woodland between Illogan and Portreath. With only 10minutes left of searching the area to complete the missing male returned home.
2 people reported lost on top of the plateau..
We searched the southern edge path and then north into the plateau. Casualties were found minus one boot by Dolly in the Crowden head area. The casualties were walked of to the waiting vehicles.