2007

SARDA (ENGLAND) CALLOUTS FOR 2007 = 109
TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS LOCATED BY SEARCH DOGS IN 2007 = 11


30 Dec 2007 NESRA DOG FIND 1 Person
Ian Thompson (Beth) and Brian Allport (Gem) were called out to search for a missing walker who was lost near the Scottish Border fence approximately 15 miles north east of Thropton. The conditions were misty with poor visibility. RAF helicopter support from Boulmer was unable to fly due to the conditions. The missing person had left the Coquet Valley on Sunday morning to walk up to the border ridge. He became benighted late afternoon and lost his bearings. The batteries in his GPS unfortunately went dead as did the batteries in his torch! He did manage to contact the police via his mobile phone but again he had not charged his phone before setting out, consequently the signal was lost after 30 minutes. Both dog handlers plus navigator searched a wide area from the valley bottom up towards the Border Fence for nearly two hours. Eventually both dogs picked up the scent and made the find.
21 Dec 07 YDP / NESRA
Bill Batson (Fern), Lee Ferry (Bracken) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to assist in the search for a missing despondent male in the Peterlee area. On additional dog team was on stand by if required. Dog teams were tasked to search the frozen coastal and dense forest search areas. The missing person was located by police on public transport in the area.
17 Dec 2007 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Bunting (Tyke), Ian Burley (Anya), Steve Ward (Bryn) and Dave Mason (Megan) were called to assist Woodhead MRT and Edale MRT with an ongoing search for a vulnerable male in the Warncliffe Woods/Don Valley Area of Sheffield. Dog teams were stood down en route when the Misper turned up at his home address.
16 Dec 2007 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber) Catherine Clarke (Jilly) Were called by Cornwall SRT to assist in a search for a 15 year old boy with aspersers syndrome missing from home, Concern was high as it was below freezing and he was only wearing a tee-shirt. Found by a member of the public who was searching for him, cold with cuts to his foot but OK.
16 Dec 2007 NESRA
Rich Hey (Molly) was called by North Yorkshire Police when the five occupants of two off-road vehicles had become bogged down and lost ‘somewhere in Swaledale’. Two other dog teams were on standby if required. Initial reports were that two occupants and left to find help and not returned. Search dog team requested to attend to assist with search. The Mountain Rescue Team Leader contacted the group via mobile phone, and the search area was narrowed down. The missing people were eventually located by a Mountain Rescue team member 300m away from the nearest unmarked shooting track in the middle of the moor. All occupants were located with the vehicles, and search dog assistance was not required. Dog team assisted with evacuation of group including one member of the party by stretcher.
09 Dec 2007 MPSRO
Simon Adams (Pip), Ian Burley (Anya), Dave Warden (Nell) and Dave Mason (Meg) were called to assist in the search for a missing, vulnerable & depressed female after discovery of her car at the edge of open moorland. The weather was very cold and deteriorating weather together with fading light. The missing person was found by team members, safe & well during initial searches of moorland tracks.
06 Dec 07 SARDA Lakes, YDP
Bill Batson (Fern) , Richard Hey (Molly) and Andy Colau (Tara) along with colleagues from SARDA Lakes were called to search for a missing vulnerable male whose car had been found parked at Grizedale Forrest Visitor centre late pm. The missing person was later found deceased by a Mountain Rescue Team involved in the search.
07 Dec 07 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Bunting (Tyke), and Dave Mason (Megan) Called along with Derby MRT by Derbyshire police to assist in the search for a vulnerable 77 year old male who disappeared from his home on the previous day. The misper was located outside of the search area by the police after dawn.
02 Dec 07 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max) were called by Cornwall SRT to assist in a search of clay pit spoils for a missing blind 52 year man when his white stick was found on a footpath leading into the clay workings.
02 Dec 07 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Bunting (Tyke) and Dave Mason (Megan) were put on standby to assist Edale, Glossop, Buxton & Woodhead MRT’s search for a missing runner from the Marsden to Edale fell race. Due to worsening weather event organisers became increasingly concerned for her welfare. As search plans were being formulated the missing runner was located safe and well out of the area.
27 Nov 2007 YDP DOG FIND 1 PERSON
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist UWFRA in the search for a missing vulnerable female from Boroughbridge. Her crashed car was located near Litton Village with doors open wide and no occupant inside. Police did preliminary search overnight and a RAF Sea King Helicopter searched using heat detection equipment. Upper Wharfedale Fell rescue Association called in by Police for 10 am start. Tara showed a lot oif interest in a wooded area being searched by Andy but could not locate anyone, and asked for a Police dog to be brought into the area to attempt to “flush” the missing person out if there and moving around. The person walked out of the wood Andy was searching when a police dog was brought into the area.
26 Nov 07 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke) and Dave Mason (Megan) were called to search for 2 people who had been overtaken by darkness with no torches in Wye Dale between Topley Pike and Litton. The missing people were located by police officers near Blackwell Mill.
23 Nov 07 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber) and Catherine Clarke (Jilly) were called to assist Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock to search for a 55 year old despondent man after his car was found in Yartor car park Dartmoor. He was found by Police helicopter sitting 1 km down stream from his car.
17 Nov 07 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Bunting (Tyke), Dave Mason (Meg) and Ian Burley (Anya) were called to assist Buxton and Kinder MRTs search for an elderly lady missing from a care home near Macclesfield. Stood down en route when the lady was discovered by walkers sadly deceased.
10 & 11 Nov 07 PDMRO
11 search dogs and hanlers who were on a training weekend in the Peak District attended a search in the Delemere Forest area of Cheshire for missing person who was thought to be in the forest. The search was stood down on Sunday after nothing was found.
07 Nov 07 MPSRO
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist in the search for a missing vulnerable male in the Anglesarke area of Lancashire in an area of disused quarries. The missing person was found by police and evacuated to hospital with injuries from a fall from the quarry top.
05 Nov 07 MPSRO
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist in the search for a missing vulnerable male in the West of Lancashire near to Blackpool in open ground. The missing person was found shortly before the teams were deployed by Police.
04 Nov 07 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max) and Nicki Lyons (Cavos) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 51 year old despondent man, in the Helston area, found safe and well by CSRT members.
04 Nov 07 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max) and Nicki Lyons (Cavos) when returning home from previous callout were called to again assist Cornwall SRT, to locate a man who had fallen whilst out walking, near Camborne found by Police dog.
October (10 Incidents Attended)
31 Oct 07 YDP
Andy COlau (Tara), Bill Batson (Fern) and Kev Stead (Gyp) were called to search for a walking group travelling over fell tops from Buckeden to Arncliffe who had phoned by mobile phone to say they were lost. Search concentrated in Littondale, nothing found so search went into next valley Wharfedale, party located by UWFRA members.
30 Oct 07 NESRA
Paul Fell (Holly) were called to search for a missing person in the South Shields area. They were stood down en route to the incident.
24 Oct 07 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber) Catherine Clark (Jilly) Dave Humphrey (Rusty) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 15 year old boy with severe autism missing from home. He was located by Police Helicopter as dogs were on route.
21 Oct 07 MPSRO
Kev Stead (Gyp), David Warden (Nell), Andy Colau (Taz) and Bill Batson (Fern) were called to search for a disturbed elderly male (68 years old) prepared to hide out and commit suicide missing overnight.
19 Oct 2007 MPSRO
David Warden (Nell) were called to a roadside where a dog had been found sitting on a coat. Police were concerned that there may have been a person close by, however no one was found and it was assumed that due to its’ size (thought to be an 18 month old bull mastiff cross with great dane), the dog may have been abandoned. The dog had no microchip and so could not be traced.
19 Oct 07 SWERA
Matt Robertson (Amber), Ian Bunting (Tyke), and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to help SARDA South Wales whist training in the area. A walker had got lost and contacted Police stating he was not prepared for a night on the hill. The walker was located outside of the search areas having walked all night.
14 Oct 2007 PDMRO DOG FIND 1 PERSON
Ian Bunting (Tyke) and John Coombs (Biscuit) called along with Edale, Buxton and Kinder MRT’s to search for two lost walkers and their dog on Kinder Scout in thick mist and failing light. They were located by Biscuit and John in the grough system between Crowden Brook and Crowden Head safe and well.
13 Oct 07 SWERA
Matt Robertson (Amber) and DSRT Tavistock navigator Jamie Reading were called to assist DSRT Plymouth in a search for the driver of a car involved in a RTA at Caddover Bridge Dartmoor who had walked on to the moor. Stood down at 05:00 when Police managed to contact the missing driver on his telephone.
12 Oct 07 SWERA
Matt Robertson (Amber) with Jamie Reading as navigator were called to search an area of Cadover Bridge in Dartmoor for a missing person who was later located by Police.
06 Oct 07 SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber) Catherine Clark (Jilly) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 15 year old boy with severe autism missing from home. He was located as dogs were being deployed in the middle of a river by Cornwall SRT members cold and wet, after a member of the public had reported seeing him walking down to the river.
04 Oct 07 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke), John Coombs (Biscuit), Dave Mason (Meg), called to assist Edale MRT search for 3 walkers lost on Kinder Scout. Located by an Edale MRT section and escorted off the hill.
September (8 Incidents Attended)
30 Sep 2007 NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to search for a young soldier who had become separated from his troop. When he failed to located them he came across another troop and bedded down with them for the night, however in the morning he realized that they were not his troop and spoke to the section commander of that troop ! A search was organised by his section commander of his troop, when this search failed Swaledale MRT was contacted.
30 Sep 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke), John Coombs (Biscuit), Dave Mason (Meg), Steve Ward (Bryn) called to assist Kinder MRT search for an overdue walker on Kinder Scout. Search stood down when the missing person walked into Kinder’s base safe and sound.
23 Sep 2007 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Simon Adams (Pip), Steve Ward (Bryn) and Dave Mason (Megan) were called to the Black Moss/ Diggle area to assist Oldham MRT after a walker on the Pennine Way had reported hearing cries for help around Black Moss reservoir. The search proved negative.
16 Sep 07 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke), John Coombs (Biscuit), Dave Mason (Meg), Steve Ward (Bryn), Simon Adams (pip) called to assist Glossop MRT search for two lost walkers on Bleaklow. They were located by the Derbyshire Police Helicopter and evacuated from the hill.
15 Sep 2007 LDSAMRA DOG FIND
Steve Ward (Bryn) on holiday in the lakes staying at England’s remotest youth hostel, Black Sail youth . At 10pm a walker entered hostel stating he had left his brother on the fell. Cockermouth Team were called via a satellite phone. On their arrival, STeve and Bryn set of to locate the missing person. Bryn was indicating 15mins after setting off, on dscovering a faint air scent. Fifteen minutes later Steve and Bryn reached the missing person, in the valley below Windy gap at the top of the Ennerdale Valley.
12 Sep 2007 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken), Dave Humphrey (Storm) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock, DSRT Plymouth, DSRT Ashburton to search areas previously searched the night before for the 68 year old woman, after Police enquires failed to get new information. Found at 10:00, cold and confused by DSRT Tavistock members having been walking about all night.
11 Sep 2007 SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for a 68 year old woman missing from home with Alzheimer’s stood down at 02:00 with nothing found.
08 Sep 07 PDMRO
Dave Mason (Megan) was called along with Buxton team to Edale following a call for assistance received from a D of E lost after walking on Kinder Scout. Mobile phone contact was soon established and following a conversation about their route and what they could see around them before it became dark, their location was thought to be on the South Western side of Kinder Scout. The group were quickly located and escorted off the hill.
31 Aug 2007 MPSRO
Steve Ward (Bryn) were called by Rossendale Pendle MRT to help search for a missing vulnerable from Blackburn Hospital. Search completed of rural land near hospital boundaries.
29 Aug 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke), John Coombs (Biscuit), Dave Mason (Meg), called to Fairholmes in the Upper Derwent Valley to Assist Edale MRT search fort two vulnerable 16 year old males were 4 hours over due from a mountain bike ride. The pair turned up safe and well as the handlers were on route.
19 Aug 2007 NESRA
Rich Hey (Molly), Kev Stead (Gyp) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were contacted whilst training Lake District in to assist Swlaedale MRT to search for four teenagers on a DOE expedition. Had last been seen in Arkengarthdale by assessors at 1300 on the previous day (18/08/2007). Group missed their overnight campsite at Tan Hill Pub but were not reported missing until 1300 the next day. Handlers had just arrived at RV when group arrived at their intended final expedition destination having camped on the moor overnight.All handlers stood-down.
17 Aug SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Catherine Clarke (Jilly) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 52 year old man missing from home, in the Porkellis area near Helston. He was found after 7 hours of searching by CSRT members collapsed, hypothermic and with back pain. He was then taken to Hospital by CSRT Land Rover.
09 Aug 2007 NESRA
Rich Hey (Molly) were called to search the area surrounding an accident site when a Puma helicopter with 12 personnel on board crashed close to Swaledale MRT who were on exercise.
07 Aug 2007 PDMRO
Steve Ward (Bryn), Ian Bunting (tyke), Dave Mason (Meg) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to search for a missing person on Kinder by Edale MRT. The walker was found to have walked off the moor to Snake Inn.
05 Aug 2007 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clark (Jilly), John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Thompson (Beth) David Mason (Meg) and Iain Nicholson (Mij) (SARDA Wales Trailing search dog) and Simon Harris (Pip) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock with a search for a 84 year old gent with altzmimers missing from care home. He was found cold with cuts and bruising after 18 hours of searching. Also involved were Dartmoor SRT Plymouth, Dartmoor SRT Ashburton, Dartmoor SRT Okehampton, Cornwall SRT, 2x HM Coastguard teams, Cornwall Fire & Rescue and six Devon & Cornwall Police Dogs.
July (14 Incidents Attended)
28 July 2007 YDP
Kev Stead (Gyp), Simon Adams (Pip) and David Warden (Nell) were called to search area of woodland for a missing 75 year old male.
21 July 2007 SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos) was called by Dartmoor SRT Okehampton to assist in the search for a 61 year old lady missing in the Sourton Tor area. She was located cold and wet by Dartmoor SRT Okehampton foot team.
20 July 2007 MPSRO
Bill Batson (Fern) were called to assist Calder Va;lley SRTR in the search for 14 yr old male missing after domestic with family. Misper located by Police shortly before RV reached.
19 July 2007 NESRA
Paul Fell (Holly) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were celled to search for an 81yr old male missing from home in the Gosforth area. The missing person was located outside search area.
16 July SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Catherine Clarke (Jilly), Matt Robertson (Amber) were called in the early hours by Dartmoor SRT Tavistock, to assist in the search for 5 Duke of Edinburgh expedition teenagers who had not reached their overnight camping location. Teenagers located safe and well camped by a steam by Dartmoor SRT Tavistock foot team.
15 July 2007 MPSRO
Bill Batson (Fern) and Andy Colau (Tara) were called to search for missing inebriated male in Eldwick; Keighley area. Incident terminated after initial search due to lack of reliable information.
06 July 07 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber) Catherine Clarke (Jilly) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock. After a tent, personal and camping gear, had been found with no one about. Stood down on route when person returned to recover tent, which they had abandoned due to bad weather.
05 July SWERA.
Dave Humphrey (Storm) Were called to assist Exmoor SRT with a search for a missing man in Prolock. The missing person was suffering from dementure, and following an argument with family walked off in to thick woodland.
04 July 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke), John Coombs (Biscuit), Dave Mason (Meg) were called with Derby MRT to search for a 37 year vulnerable male missing on Cannock Chase. Search stood down when the misper was located by the police and evacuated by Derby MRT.
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Alex Lyons (Aiken), Dave Humphrey (Storm) After inquires with Interpol came up negative, two dogs were tasked by Police to resume the search from the previous day. Nothing found, search ongoing.
03 July SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken) Matt Robertson (Amber) Catherine Clark (Jilly) Were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for a group of overdue walkers near Peter Tavy, Dartmoor. Dogs stood down on route when the group found their way back to their accommodation.
02 July 2007 MPSRO
Simon Adams (Pip) were called to assist Bolton MRT for a missing 72 year old. The person was found some 3 weeks later deceased.
02 July SWERA.
Dave Humphrey (Storm) Were called to assist Exmoor SRT with a search for a missing man in North Devon, after his car was located in a woodland car-park.
01 July NESRA
Paul Fell (Holly) were called to look for a 18yr old male with learning difficulties missing from home. He was subsequently found outside search area in South Shields.
June (7 Incidents Attended)
30 June SWERA DOG FIND (1 Person)
Alex Lyons (Aiken) Catherine Clarke (Jilly) Matt Robertson (Amber) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock, to search for a woman walking her dog on Dartmoor when very thick mist descended causing her to be misplaced. After the search manager had spoken to the woman on the telephone it was decided to send Search Dog Catherine to Fox Tor were they found the woman and her dog, safe and well. With the assistance of six DSRT team members the woman and her dog were walked to nearest road head and recovered by police and team landrovers.
22 June 2007 NESRA
Rich Hey (Molly) was called to assist in the search for a missing female in the Leighton Reservoir area near to Masham. Rich was stood down en routre when the missing person was located by police.
17 June 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke) , John Coombs (Biscuit) , Steve Ward (Bryn) , Simon Adams (pip) and , Dave Mason (Meg) were put on standby along with Edale and Buxton MRTs to search for an over due Duke of Edinburgh’s group. Teams stood down when the group turned up under their own steam after taking a wrong turn earlier in the evening
16 June 2007 YDP / NESRA DOG FIND (1 Person)
Kevin Stead (Gyp), and Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to continue the search for the missing soldier from the previous day as flood levels had subsised. Shortly after starting search Gyp indicated on a Berge rucksack cover, which was duly retrieved and logged. Further into the search Gyp gave a very strong indication on a still pool in the stream. The three dog handlers returned to the pool at the request of the Police Search Advisor (POLSA), and all three dogs indicated. The pool was investigated by Police Divers – nothing found. The POLSA then initiated an in-depth search upstream from indication where the body was located by Search Team approximately 150m from the point where the dogs had indicated.
15 June 2007 YDP / NESRA
Des Toward (Misty) and Rich Hey (Molly) were called to assist in a multi agency search for a soldier who had fallen into a flooded river in the Catterick area. Both dogs indicated on a number of military equipment items close to the river however due to the flood conditions it was too dangerous to approach the river banks to search closer to the flooded river area.
11 June 2007 NESRA
Des Toward (Misty) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to search for a missing male who had left home after a domestic disturbance. The male left home with the intention of killing himself. Des and Paul searched an area of Woodland near his home where his vehicle was found.
09 June 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke) and John Coombes (Biscuit) were called with Edale MRT to investigate shouts for help from the Burbage Valley near Hathersage in the Peak District. Whilst searching a number of corridors, various groups wild camping reported a group of teenagers looking for one of their group who was lost. Further questioning revealed that the group was camping near by. The group was located and revealed that one of them had been lost and that they had been shouting earlier in the evening. All were now safe and well so the teams were stood down.
May (7 Incidents Attended)
31 May 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke) and John Coombs (Biscuit) called with Edale MRT to search for a lady missing from a campsite near Bakewell whom police thought would harm herself. Dog teams were stood down whilst responding when the Lady concerned was located walking past Bakewell Police Station by team search controllers.
28 May 2007 SWERA
Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Dave Humphrey (Storm) were called to search for a 3 year old boy reported missing by 8yr old boy. He had last been seen at top of a building site, which had been searched by Police Dogs, whilst the surrounding area was searched by Oakhampton team and SARDA Dogs. Search terminated after thorough search of large area and no further reports of missing child by parents.
27 May 2007 PDMRO
Simon Adams (Pip), Steve Ward (Bryn) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to search for a party of seventeen who had reported 2 persons missing. Main party located and escorted off, 2 persons missing had walked ahead and met up with a waiting coach.
20 May 2007 NESRA
Brian Allport (Gem) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to search for a missing male who had left home after a domestic argument . Paul and Skye were on exercise with a RAF Sea King helicopter and were flown with 6 other MR team members to the rendezvous point.. The missing person was located by County Durham Constabulary out of the area some 10 minutes later and the incident stood down.
20 May 2007 CRO
Andy Colau (Tara) and Kevin Stead (Gyp) were called at 22:20 to assist with search for a missing despondent male who having spent the day drinking decide to commit suicide in the Malham Cove area. Andy was tasked to search the path to Malham Cove and the area around the base of the cove. The missing person surrendered himself to the Police in a confused and stressed condition at 12:20.
13 May 2007 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Catherine Clark (Jilly), Dave Humphries (Storm), Matt Robertson (Amber) and two SARDA south Wales handlers Caroline Morton (Keeper) Mike Marchant (Coire) were tasked to help with the search and evacuation of children on the Ten Tors expedition which was cancelled due to poor weather.
11 May 07 SWERA DOG FIND (3 Persons)
Alex Lyons (Aiken), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Catherine Clarke (Jilly), Dave Humphries (Storm), Matt Robertson (Amber) with navigators from DSRT Tavistock, Cornwall SRT, Central Brecon Beacon MRT and Exmoor SRT were called to assist Exmoor SRT to search for three children aged 10 – 12 missing when playing hide and seek. They had got stuck in very dense undergrowth and were not able to get back. Cavos and Storm indicated at the same spot but were unable to locate because of the dense undergrowth. At 05:45 when the helicopter went to refuel the children were heard to shout for help. Dave with Storm and members of Exmoor SRT located the children cold and wet 300 meters from where Cavos and Storm had indicated previously
01 May 2007 PDMRO DOG FIND
Ian Bunting (Tyke ), John Coombs (Biscuit) and Steve Ward (Bryn) were called with Edale and Derby MRT’s to search for a missing male in Linacre Woods near Chesterfield. The missing person was located by Tyke and Ian Bunting at 1815hrs at the head of a secluded wooded gulley.
April (7 Incidents Attended)
28 April 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting and Tyke were called to assist Derby MRT in a search for a missing child near Rutland Water. Stood down en route when the child turned up safe and well.
23 April 2007 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken) Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber) and Catherine Clarke (Jilly). Were called at 22:00 to assist Dartmoor SRT (Tavistock) to search for a man who had been wild camping on Dartmoor. He had telephoned the police stating, that he was lost and his tent was disintegrating because of the weather. Found at 00:30 safe but cold and wet by members of DSRT Tavistock.
23 April 2007 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Dave Humphrey (Storm). Were called at 10:00 to assist Cornwall SRT to search for a missing mountain biker near Penzance. He was seen the previous day by a farmer and his bike was found later that day. Farmer telephoned the police to advise that the bike was still there on Monday morning, stood down at 19:00 with nothing found.
22 March 2007 PDMRO
Simon Adams (Pip) were called to assist Calder Valley team at 23:15 to search for a vulnerable 76yr old missing from home. Stood down on arrival at incident, the missing person had been located by police (had been admitted to hospital).
22 March 2007 NESRA
Lee Ferry (Bracken) and Paul Fell(Holly) were called at 16:30 to help search for a missing vulnerable 40yr old male missing from a nursing home in the Seaham area. Teams tasked to search open ground and urbal areas, assited by police helicopter. Stood down at 23:00 when misper was found outside of the designated search area.
11 April 2007 NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye) were called by Northumbria National Park MRT to search for a 33 year old missing male despondent who left home after a fall out with his girlfriend. The search for the missing person was high priority, as they had left a suicide note. Police investigations on going.
06 April 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke) and John Coombs (Bisuit) were called at 03:40 to assist Edale MRT search for a missing 81 year old Altziemers sufferer in the Rivelin Valley/Bell Hagg area on the Western Edge of Sheffield. Search of woodland and countryside carried out by teams. The search was stood down when allocated search areas had been completed with no success. Police investigations on going.
26 March 2007 NESRA
Lee Ferry (Bracken) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were called by Cleveland SRT to help search for a missing man who had left his house with the intention of harming himself. Police “pinged” his phone to an approx location then requested Cleveland SRT to undertake the search. Cleveland then called for assistance for Teesdale and Weardale MRT and SARDA dogs. The missing person was located hiding behind a wall shortly after the dogs were deployed.
22 Mar 2007 NESRA
Brian Allport (Gem) were called to search for a missing 48 yr old male with mental age of 6 who has dropped of by taxi to meet friends at the wrong place in Newcastle and was not capable of making this own way home. The missing person was found well but confused by police.
17 March 2007 CRO
Andy Colau (Tara) and Bill Batson (Fern) were called at 16:30 to Three Peaks walkers pinned down by high winds near Whernside Summit, they had called 999 but soon afterwards lost mobile coverage. They decided to try & walk down the way that they had come. The female was dazed & cold when found by CRO. Andy took them to his home for a change of clothes, biscuits & hot tea before they set off home.
09 Mar 2007 NESRA
Brian Allport (Gem) were called to search for a missing female suffering from Altzimers. The missing person was located the following morning at the Metro Centre in Newcastle by police.
06 Mar 07 SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos) called at 15:00 to search for a 76yr old male missing from home over night in St Keverne, Cornwall. Search terminated without a find at midnight.
04 Mar 07 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber). When walking back from the previous callout Alex (Aiken) were tasked to search for an other team reported down. They were found and evacuated by the helicopter after it had dropped the other team at the hospital. Nicki (Cavos) Matt (Amber) were stood down on route after returning from a National Training Weekend.
04 Mar 07 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken) was called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in the search for a team of 8 15/16 year olds who had telephoned the Police stating the one of their team had fallen and injured his leg. Alex was tasked to search and pinpoint the position. They were found by members of DSRT Tavistock, who had run ahead. Whilst the team were carrying the injured person on the stretcher, Alex and his navigator were then tasked to walk the main group to the RV, to stop them getting cold. The injured people were evacuated to hospital by RAF Rescue Helicopter.
February (6 Incidents Attended)
24 February 2007 NESRA
Brian Allport (Gem) were called to assist police in the search for a missing elderly female. The person was located by team members and escorted home.
22 February 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke) were called to assist Edale, Buxton and Kinder teams search for a father and son lost in thick mist on Kinder Scout. After the search had commenced the mist lifted and they were able to make their way to the edge path where they were met by an MR Section and escorted back to Edale.
14 February 2007 SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber) and Catherine Clarke (Jilly) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Okehampton to search for a missing 77 year old gent missing from home. Dogs stood down on route when the body of a elderly gent was found by Devon Fire & rescue crew using thermal imaging equipment.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/6364037.stm
10 February 2007 NESRA DOG FIND (2 Persons)
Paul Renwick (Skye) were called at 19:30 hrs by Teesdale and Weardale SRT to search for two missing 70 year olds who had become stranded in cars in blizzard conditions with limited visibility on exposed part of the B6278 road on moor land above Stanhope. With the extremely poor weather Paul and Skye were deployed, with Skye locating the stranded people in their vehicles in a very short time, with all occupants found well but very cold
10 February 2007 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber) Catherine Clarke (Jilly) Were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock, to search for a female walker who had reported to the Police that she had fallen and broke her ankle. She was found and airlifted to hospital by the Devon Air Ambulance.
colspan=”0″>05 February 2007 PDMRO
Simon Adams (Pip) were called to assist Oldham team at 22:15 to search semi urban land and fields adjacent to houses for a 21yr old missing male. He was located by local police, condition OK, at 01:00
31 January 2007 NESRA
Paul Fell (Holly) and Ruch Hey (Molly) were called to assist Swalewdale SRT in the search for a missing 82yr old male suffering from Alzheimer’s, who had been missing from home for some time. The missing person was found by Public in ditch outside search area suffering from a head injury.
30 January 2007 NESRA
Brian Allport (Gem) were called to assist police in the search for a missing elderly female. The person was subsequently located deceased 9 days later outside of the search area.
27 January 2007 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Aiken) and Nicki Lyons (Cavos) were called to assist Cornwall SRT to search for a 46 year old male with mental health problems, it was reported to the Police that he had been living rough in woodland, found safe but clod by members of Cornwall SRT 10 minutes in to the search.
23 January 2007 NESRA
Tim Wood (Toggle) were called at 11:45 to assist Scarborough SRT to search for 64yr old male missing from home in Helmsley since 20:00 the day before. Searched an area of wooded valley. Serach terminated at 16:10 without a find. Misper was sighted in Helmsley by a friend at 14:20 the following day.
21 January 2007 PDMRO
Steve Ward (Bryn), Ian Bunting (Tyke), Simon Adams (Pip) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Edale and Woodhead MRTs search for 3 benighted walkers on Derwent Edge. Search carried out in heavy snow. Located by MRT section at Lost Lad unharmed and walked off the hill.
21 January 2007 PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke), Simon Adams (Pip) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Kinder MRT search for 2 missing fell runner overdue on an orienteering event. Weather conditions were cold with heavy snow. The missing runners turned up safe and well whilst dogs were on route.
16 January 2007 PDMRO
Steve Ward (Bryn), Ian Bunting (Tyke), Simon Adams (Pip) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to search for a missing vulnerable female 47years of age. The missing person was unfortunately located deceased in a pond by police whilst dogs en route.
13 January 2007 SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Amber) & Dave Humphrey (Storm) Were called at 18:00 by Dartmoor SRT Tavistock to assist in a search for a group of eight, reported overdue from a walk. The group walked in to a local farm just as the dogs were starting to search.
11 January 2007 NESRA
Brian Allport(Gem) and Ian Thompson (Beth) were called to assist Northumberland National Parks and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams in the search for a missing 56 year old in the Ingram area. The misper had an argument with his girlfriend and walked out of the holiday cottage where they were staying. The girlfriend reported him missing when he didn’t return. Due to the inclement weather (rain and gales), the fact that he was ill equipped , had high blood pressure, there was great concern for his safety. The exact extent of his walking experience was also unclear and he did not know the area. He was later found by police at Newcastle airport.
11 January 2007 NESRA
Paul Fell (Holly) were called to assist Northumberland National Parks and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams in the search for a missing 56 year old in the Morpeth area. The missing person was located by police outside of the search area and the team was stood down.
06 January 2007 SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos) were called by Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Tavistock) to search for 10 missing 13 year olds from a Ten Tors training group. The group had got into difficulties when they were unable to cross a swollen river and then benighted. They were located by a MRC team cold and wet. They were assisted off the moor by the MRC team, dog handler and navigator.
02 January 2007 CRO/Lakes
Andy Colau (Tara) were called at 15:00 to assist Kendal MR teams and 2 search dog teams from Sarda Lakes with the search for a missing canoeist on the river Lune. His body was located 5 miles down stream from the initial incident. More details at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/6231205.stm
01 January 2007 CRO
Andy Colau (Tara) were called at 05:00 to assist with search for a missing female walker who was overdue on a walk from ‘festivities’ back to the farm where she was staying. She was located by Lancashire Police helicopter as the dog team arrived at the RV point.