2008

CALLOUTS FOR 2008 = 169
TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS LOCATED BY SEARCH DOGS IN 2008 = 38


December (17 Incidents Attended)
31 Dec SWERA
Matt Robertson (Scoot) and Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Ashburton in a search for two walkers lost in the mist, located safe and well by members on DSRT.
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Scoot), Catherine Jones (Jilly) and Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search after Police received a report of shouts for help, stood down on route.
30 Dec NESRA
Peter Thompson (Hamish) were called to assist North Of Tyne SRT in a search for a missing male, stood down on route when he was located and assisted by a member of the public
30 Dec PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Bunting (Tyke), Dave Mason (Megan), Ian Burley (Anya) and Wayne Thackray (Dodge) were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for a benighted male walker, located safe and well by members of Edale MRT
27 Dec PDMRO
Steve Ward (Bryn) and Wayne Thackray (Dodge) were called to assist West Yorkshire Police in a search for a 50 year old male, stood down before being deployed when Police under water search team located the body of a male.
24 Dec MPRO
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 61 year old despondent male, nothing found Police enquires ongoing
22 Dec YDRP
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Upper Wharfdale FRA in a search for 4 benighted walkers, located safe and well by UWFRA members
20 Dec NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly), Paul Renwick (Skye), Kevin Stead (Gyp), John O’Doherty (Nut) and Pete Thompson (Hamish) were called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for a 24 year old despondent male, Search Dog Molly indicated at the foot of a bridge on the edge of the reservoir, later Search Dog Skye also indicated at the same spot, later the body of the man was spotted in the water by Teesdale & Weardale MRT members. Police under water search team later recovered the body of a man and reported that the man had probably entered the water at the location where the dogs had indicated .
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/3993437.Man_found_dead_after_major_search
19 Dec NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye), Richard Hey (Molly) and Peter Thompson (Hamish) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in the continuation of the search 18 Dec, the gent was found by a member of the public with a severe head injury and hypothermic, evacuated to hospital.
18 Dec SWERA Dog Find 1 person
Matt Robertson (Scoot), Dave Humphrey (Rusty) and Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Okehampton in a search for a 83 year old despondent male, all three dogs showed interest in a large fish pond, Search Dog Scoot then indicated at a run off pipe, Police Underwater search team recovered the body of the gent the next day near to the run off pipe
18 Dec NESRA
Des Toward (Misty), Paul Renwick (Skye) and Paul Fell (Holly) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a 81 year old despondent male, stood down after 6 hours searching with nothing found.
16 Dec SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Jamie Reading (Indie) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 33 year old despondent male, he later returned home.
09 Dec NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) and John O’Doherty (Nut) were called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for a lorry driver stranded in winter conditions, stood down on route when he located a remote farm and telephoned Police.
06 Dec PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke), Dave Mason (Megan), Ian Burley (Anya) and Wayne Thackray (Dodge) were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for a despondent 47 year old female, located safe and well by Police.
05 Dec SWERA
Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a despondent 42 year old male, he was spotted by the dog handler walking back in to the RV and treated for mild hypothermia.
04 Dec PDMRO
Ian Burley (Anya) were called to assist Kinder MRT in a search for 3 males and 1 female benighted after Ice climbing, located cold exhausted but OK by members of Kinder MRT.
02 Dec PDMRO
Wayne Thackray (Dodge) were called to assist Oldham MRT in a search for a female missing from a Hospital, stood down on route when she was located safe and well by members of Oldham MRT
November (11 Incidents Attended)
27 Nov PDMRO
Wayne Thackray (Dodge), Dave Mason (Megan), Ian Burley (Anta) and Malc Bowyer (Cap) were called to assist Buxton MRT in a search for an elderly male seen in a distressed state, stood down when Police received more information.
23 Nov PDMRO Dog Find 3 persons
John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Bunting (Tyke), Dave Mason (Megan), Ian Burley (Anya) and Wayne Thackray (Dodge) were called to assist Buxton MRT in a search for 3 walkers who had telephoned Police to report themselves lost and benighted on Kinder. The Police helicopter reported a possible heat source, but was unable to pinpoint as they were running low of fuel. Located by Search Dog Tyke and Ian safe and well and escorted off the hill
18 Nov PDMRO
Ian Burley (Anya) were called to assist Kinder MRT in a search for 2 male walkers benighted on Kinder, located safe and well by Kinder MRT members
17 Nov PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Wayne Thackray (Dodge), David Warden (Nell) and Ellie Sherwin (Pepper) were called to assist Edale and four other MR teams in a search for a male benighted on Kinder Plateau, located safe and well by members of Kinder MRT.
11 Nov LDSAMRA
Richard Hay (Molly) and John O’Doherty (Nut) were called to assist Kendal MRT in a search of a riverbank and floodplain, when a car had been swept from a flooded road into the river. The body of a female was located by members of Kirby Stephen.
10 Nov PDMRO
Wayne Thackray (Dodge), Malc Bowyer (Cap), Dave Mason (Megan), Ian Bunting (Tyke), Ian Burley (Anya) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Buxton MRT in a search for a despondent 55 year old female after was reported missing from home, her car was found in a car park on the hill.
10 Nov SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Alan Hill (Sunny) and Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Ashburton in a search for a despondent 33 year old male, nothing found.
Update Misper was found safe and well in Exmouth by Police later that evening.
06 Nov NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Cleveland SRT in a search for a despondent 19 year old male, located in a confused state making his way back home by Police.
02 Nov PDMRO Dog Find 4 People
John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Bunting (Tyke) and Dave Mason (Megan) were called to assist Buxton MRT to locate 4 walkers who had reported one of their number collapsed with exhaustion/hypothermia and benighted on Kinder Scout in poor weather. Located by Search Dog Biscuit and John at the given grid reference. 1 stretchered and 3 escorted off the hill by Buxton and Edale teams.
01 Nov PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Bunting (Tyke) and Malc Bowyer (Cap) were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for 16 walkers lost on Kinder, 14 were located safe and well by Edale team members, Malc telephoned remaining 2 and told them to come to his location, and he escorted them off the hill.
01 Nov SWERA Dog Find 1 person
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Okehampton in a search for a 79 year old woman, missing from home for two days, she was located by Search Dog Max and Alex, very cold and unable to stand.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7704035.stm
October (17 Incidents Attended)
29 Oct NESRA Dog Find 2 People and 1 dog
Brian Allport (Gem) were called to assist Northumberland National Park SRT in a search for two people and their dog, benighted on the hill. Located by Search Dog Gem and Brian safe and well and escorted off the hill.
29 Oct PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Bunting (Tyke) Ian Burley (Anya), Wayne Thackray (Dodge) Malc Bowyer (Cap) and Dave Mason (Megan) were called to assist Edale MRT and three other MR Teams in a search of woodland and moorland after cries for help were heard, nothing found
28 Oct MPRO
Wayne Thackray (Dodge) and Kevin Stead (Gyp) were called to assist Calder Valley SRT in a search for a elderly female, who was reported to the Police as dressed inappropriately for the time of year and the terrain, stood down after extensive searching with nothing found.
25 Oct LDSAMRA
John O’Doherty (Nut) were called to assist Kirby Stephen MRT in a search for 5 Duke of E children and their supervisor. Lights seen in the distance and handlers tasked, to check them out, all 6 found safe and well.
25 Oct LDSAMRA
Peter Thompson (Hamish) whilst acting as a marshal for the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) were called to assist SARDA Lakes in a search for participants when the event was canceled due to extreme weather, stood down after extensive search when all were accounted for.
25 Oct SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Scoot), Catherine Jones (Jilly), Alan Hill (Sunny) and Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 24 year old despondent male, missing from Hospital in Bodmin, he was found by an Ambulance crew and taken to Truro Hospital. Teams then tasked to go to search the grounds of Truro Hospital, when he was reported missing from A & E, he was located by Police.
23 Oct NESRA
Peter Thompson (Hamish) and Brian Alport (Germ) were called to assist North of Tyne SRT in a search for a 75 year old female missing from her hotel, located safe and well by Police within the Hotel.
21 Oct SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Scoot), Catherine Jones (Jilly), Alan Hill (Sunny) and Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 12 year old boy missing from home, stood down on route when he was located safe and well.
18 Oct SWERA Dog find 1 person
Dave Humphrey (Rusty) were called to assist Exmoor SRT in a continuation of the search for the despondent female. Located cold but well by Search Dog Rusty and Dave.
17 Oct SWERA
Dave Humphrey (Rusty) were called to assist Exmoor SRT in a search for a despondent female when her car was located in woodland after she had threatened to self harm. Stood down with nothing found.
17 Oct SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Okehampton in a search for a despondent 55 year old missing from home, located very distressed by a member of the public.
15 Oct SWERA
Dave Humphrey (Rusty) were called to assist Exmoor SRT in a search for a despondent male, located safe and well by Police
12 Oct SWERA
Alex Lyons (max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Scoot), Catherine Jones (Jilly), Alan Hill (Sunny) and Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for 3 missing teenage boys, stood down on route when they were located safe and well by a MOD Police Dog.
08 Oct SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Scoot), Catherine Jones (Jilly), Alan Hill (Sunny) and Jamie Reading (Indie) were called to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in a search for a despondent male, stood down on Route
05 Oct SWERA
Dave Humphrey (Rusty) were called to assist Exmoor SRT in a search for 4 DoE girls overdue, located safe and well by members of Exmoor SRT
04 Oct SOUTH WALES
Peter Thompson (Hamish) and Dave Mason (Megan) were called to assist SARDA South Wales in a search for a 31 year old despondent female, located by Police well outside the search area.
04 Oct PDMRO Dog Find 2 people
Ian Bunting (Tyke) were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for two walkers lost in bad weather, located cold & wet by Search Dog Tyke and Ian Bunting.
September (13 Incidents Attended)
30 Sep NESRA
Peter Thompson (Hamish), Paul Renwick (Skye) and Paul Fell (Holly) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a despondent male, located by Police Helicopter.
29 Sep PDMRO
John Combs (Biscuit) and Ian Bunting (Tyke) were called to assist Derby MRT in a search for a 84 year old male dog walker, located deceased by Police Helicopter.
28 Sep SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Jones (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a continuation of the search 06 June 08, nothing found.
27 Sep YDRP
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Upper Warfdale FRA in a search for a missing man after children heard shouts for help. nothing found
26 Sep SWERA
Matt Robertson (Amber) and Catherine Jones (Jilly) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock to locate then evacuate a teenage girl, in a DoE team, reported to have hypothermia. Stood down when searching to roughly known location, when the teams supervisor having learnt that they had called 999, went to the camp site and found she was only cold not hypothermic.
24 Sep NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for a 13 year old boy with learning difficulties missing from home, stood down on route when he was located by Police.
24 Sep LDSAMRA
Des Toward (Misty), John O’Doherty (Nut), Paul Renwick (Skye) and Richard Hey (Molly) were again called to assist in a continuation of the search from the previous day, again clothing was located and recovered. The gent walked in to a farmhouse 5 KM from the search area, and was picked up by the Police.
23 Sep LDSAMRA
John O’Doherty (Nut), Paul Renwick (Skye) and Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist SARDA Lakes and 4 Mountain Rescue Teams in a search for a 39 year old despondent male, Stood down when it got dark, both Search Dog Nut & Skye indicated and clothing located and recovered.
17 Sep NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly ) were called to assist Scarborough & Ryedale MRT when two independent 999 calls received by Police, reporting “A ball of flame” crashing to the ground, thought to be a powered paraglider, dog team stood down on route when it was found to be a Chinese Lantern. False alarm with good intent.
10 Sep YDRP
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Upper Wharfdale FRT in a search for a despondent male missing from home, stood down after extensive searching with nothing found.
06 Sep NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Cleveland SRT in a search for a missing male, located safe and well by Police having booked overnight accommodation in a Pub.
06 SEP SWERA
Matt Robertson (Amber). Catherine Jones (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for two male overdue walkers, they were located safe and well by Members of Dartmoor SRT Okehampton
02 Sep SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock to located an injured walker, dogs stood down on route when she was located and evacuated by Helicopter
August (16 Incidents Attended)
30 Aug SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber) and Catherine Jones (Jilly) were called to assist Cornwall SRT & Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for a 20 year old female reported missing from home, she telephoned Police to advise that she had returned home, when she found out that a search for her had been started
27 Aug NESRA Dog Find, 1 person
Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Scarborough & Ryedale MRT in a search for a 82 year old male missing from home. Located by Search Dog Molly in the river. The body was recovered from the river by Police Underwater Search Team at the location indicated
19 Aug NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) and Des Toward (Misty) were called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for a 13 year old boy who had absconded from a Hostel, last seen heading on to the moorland, located by staff back in his bedroom.
19 Aug PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Edale MRT to locate a group of DoE youngsters, 2 had stayed with the casualty and 2 had gone for help, Located by Air Ambulance and injured person evacuated, other 2 escorted off the hill by Edale MRT members.
18 Aug SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Catherine Jones (Jilly) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for a 69 year old man overdue from a walk on Dartmoor, located safe and well after becoming benighted by DSRT Tavistock members.
18 Aug SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber) and Catherine Jones (Jilly) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a despondent female, stood down on route.
15 Aug NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) and Kevin Stead (Gyp) were called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for missing 25 year old male with learning difficulties who had become separated from his group. located safe and well by Police.
15 Aug LDSAMRA
Richard Hey (Molly) and John O’Doherty (Nut) were called to assist Kendal MRT in a search for a 86 year old woman missing from home, her body was located by a member of the public the next day in Lake Windermere.
14 Aug NESRA
Peter Thompson (Hamish), Des Toward (Misty) and Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a despondent male missing from home, stood down after extensive search when his mobile telephone was pinged near London.
13 Aug MPRO
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a despondent female, she was trailed from home and found cold and wet by SARDA Wales Trailing Search Dog Mij Search.
11 Aug PDMRO
Ian Bunting (Tyke) were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for a navigationally challenged family. The group were located safe and well making there way off the hill.
10 Aug SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Jones (Jilly), and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor & Cornwall SRT’s in a continuation of a search on the 7 June, for a 78 year old gent missing from home, again nothing found.
09 Aug NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) and John O’Doherty (Nut) were called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for two females who had called 999 to report themselves lost, located cold and wet but OK by members of Swaledale MRT
08 Aug NESRA
Peter Thompson (Hamish) were called to assist North of Tyne SRT in a search for a 25 year old despondent male missing from hospital, stood down with nothing found after a search of woodland had been completed.
08 Aug YDRP
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT with a search for a 81 year old female with Alzheimer’s missing from home, found cold and wet by members of BPMRT.
03 Aug NESRA Dog Find – 1 person
Peter Thompson (Hamish) were called to assist North of Tyne SRT in a search for a 76 year old man missing from home, he was located very cold and weak by Search Dog Hamish and Peter, having fallen down an embankment and unable to get back up.
July (12 Incidents Attended)
30 July YDRP
Andy Colau (Tara) Kevin Stead (Gyp) David Warden (Nell) were called to assist Calder Valley MRT in a search for a gent missing from home, he was located safe and well by a member of his family
28 July PDMRO
Dave Mason (Megan), Simon Adams (Pip) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Derby MRT in a search for a despondent 43 year old male, after a local farmer had found a car with a hose pipe connected to the exhaust and the man had run away, he was located by a member of the public and evacuated to hospital.
27 July NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to assist Cleveland SRT in a search for a 66 year old man overdue on a 20 mile walk, his body was located the next day out of the search area by the local gamekeeper.
27 July North Wales.
John Coombs (Biscuit), Steve Ward (Bryn) and Kevin Stead (Gyp) continuation of the search from the previous day, stood down after extensive searching over the two days with nothing found.
26 July North Wales.
John Coombs (Biscuit), Steve Ward (Bryn) and Kevin Stead (Gyp) were called to assist SARDA Wales in a search for a male patient with Dementia last seen on the A5 in Ogwen Valley, stood down after extensive searching over two days with nothing found.

18 July SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Jones (Jilly), Alan Hill (Sunny) and Dave Humphrey (Rusty) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Ashburton in a search for a despondent male missing from home, when his car was found in a car park on Dartmoor. He was located unconscious and evacuated to hospital by Police helicopter. When walking back to the control, the dogs were put on standby for Exmoor SRT, but stood down just as teams got back to their cars.

16 July MPRO
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 87 year old man missing from home, stood down after extensive search with nothing found.
14 July PDMRO (Found Lost Dog)
John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for a missing dog, nothing was found and teams stood down, on the 15th John and other Edale team members continued the search, early in the after noon Biscuit showed a distinctive interest, which resulted in the John finding the dog down a very narrow shaft, Cave Rescue were called and the dog was recovered safe and well.
13 July NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) and Kevin Stead (Gyp) were called to assist Scarborough & Ryedale MRT in a search for a despondent 37 year old female, stood down after 8 hours of searching with nothing found.
10 July SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber) and Catherine Jones (Jilly) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for a 42 year old man missing from care home, located safe and well be members of Staff.
08 July YDP
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Rossendale FRT with a search for a despondent 62 year old female, located safe and well by Police the next day at a friends house. During the search Tara indicated on a female who was not the misper.
03 July YDP
Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Upper Wharfedale FRA in a search for a despondent male whose car had been found, stood down on route.
June (9 Incidents Attended)
25 June NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye) and Des Toward (Misty) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for two elderly males, reported overdue on a walk. Turned up safe and well as dog teams were being deployed.
22 June NESRA Dog Find – 1 person
Des Toward (Misty), Paul Fell (Holly) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a vulnerable male missing form home, located safe and well by Search Dog Holly and Paul Fell.
22 June NESRA
Des Toward (Misty), Paul Fell (Holly) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for a 27 year old male missing from home, Dog teams stood down on route when he was located by Police.
21 June 08 SWERA Dog find – 5 people
Catherine Jones (Jilly) and Nicki Lyons (Cavos) were called to assist Dartmoor Search and Rescue team Tavistock to in a search for 5 inexperienced hikers whose tent was leaking and one of them had a leg injury. They were located by Search Dog Jilly and Catherine cold and wet and escorted off the moor.
21 June NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to assist Teedale & Weardale SMRT in a search for an elderly woman who had been reported missing from by her home help, located by Police in Hospital having been admitted by her GP the day before.
19 June PDMRO
Ian Burley (Ayna) were called to assist Kinder MRT in a search for a missing vulnerable 72 year old female, located safe and well the following day by Police well out side the search area.
08 June 08 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for a 56 year old man missing from a care home, Located deceased by Police.
07 June 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock with a search for a 78 year old man missing from home, stood down at midnight with nothing found.
05 June 2008 SWERA DOG FIND – 1 person
Alex Lyons (Max) and Nicki Lyons (Cavos) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a missing 61 year old woman.
She was found by Search Dog Cavos and Nicki, medically treated for hypothermia then taken to hospital by ambulance.
May (16 Incidents Attended)
30 May 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clark (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Ashburton with a search for a 73 year old male with Alzheimer’s missing from holiday home, dogs stood down on route when he was found by Police.
26 May 2008 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Edale MRT to search for a 17 year old female, who had become detached from her group, located rather confused by Police on the road having made her way down off the hill.
25 May 2008 SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock to search for a despondent male, located by Police in local hospital.
24 May 2008 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Dave Mason (Megan), Ian Bunting (Tyke) and Steve Ward (Bryn) were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for 2 29 year old females, who had telephoned Police to report themselves lost and injured. Located by members of Buxton MRT hypothermic and one with a broken ankle.
15 May 2008 SWERA DOG FIND – 1 Person
Nicki Lyons (Cavos) were called to assist Exmoor SRT in the search for a missing 75 year old female from Dulverton in Somerset. The lady, who had been staying with family in the area, had wandered off and was last seen heading in the direction of some local woodland by a member of the public. Following 4 hours of searching, search Dog Cavos showed a great amount of interest in a particular area but due to the lack of wind was unable to give a fix on it. The Search Dog team then located footprints that matched the footwear the misper was wearing. The area was immediately flooded with foot teams and the lady was located deceased approx 500 mtrs from the location of interest shown by Cavos. Located by Search Dog Cavos and Nicki Lyons.
14 May 2008 NESRA
Pete Thompson (Hamish) were called to assist North of Tyne SRT in a search for a 24 year old male missing from hospital, located by Police.
13 May 2008 NESRA DOG FIND – 1 Person
Paul Fell (Holly), John O’Doherty (Nut) and Paul Renwick (Skye) were called to assist Teesdale and Weardale SMRT in a search for despondent male, located safe and well by Search Dog Holly and Paul Fell.
11 May 2008 NESRA
John O’Doherty (Nut) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale MRT in a search for a 25 year old despondent male missing from home. After teams had been searching all night, He walked in to the control and said that he had been hiding from the searchers.
10/11 May 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly), Alan Hill (Sunny) and Mike Marchant (Corie) SARDA South Wales, assisted the Dartmoor Rescue teams with covering the Ten Tors Event on Dartmoor, they assisted in the search and evacuation of 20 participants. Ten Tors http://www.events.ex.ac.uk/tentors/
08 May 2008 NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a elderly female spotted at 03:00 in her underwear nothing found after an extensive search.
07 May 2008 NESRA
John O’Doherty (Nut), Des Toward (Misty), Paul Renwick (Skye), Paul Fell (Holly) and Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale MRT in a search of a river when a damaged inflatable boat and clothing were found. Nothing found
07 May 2008 NESRA
Des Toward (Misty), Paul Renwick (Skye) and Paul Fell Holly were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a 72 year old male with Parkinson’s missing from home, found cold and tired By Police.
07 May 2008 MPRO
Andy Calou (Tara) were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a male missing from home, stood down on route when police found the body of a man in the area.
04 May 2008
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Cave Rescue Organisation with a search for a 61 year old male benighted on a long distance walk, located safe and well by CRO members and evacuated by RAF helicopter.
03 May 08 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Ashburton in a search for a missing male, stood down on route when misper was located by Police
01 May NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a continuation of the search for the despondent male missing on 30 April.
April (22 Incidents Attended)
30 April 2008 NESRA DOG FIND – 1 Person
Des Toward (Misty) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a male with a dislocated knee, he was evacuated by Air Ambulance, his wife and dog located by Search Dog Misty and Des Toward and walked back to her car.
30 April NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye), Paul Fell (Holly), Des Toward (Misty), Richard Hey (Molly) and John O’Doherty (Nut) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale MRT in a search for a despondent male missing from home, Not located and police enquires still ongoing.
29 April SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 80 year old Alzheimer’s missing from home, located by police as dogs on route.
28 April SWERA
Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Ashburton in a search for a 14 year old despondent, found safe and well by police in local supermarket.
28 April NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye), John O’Doherty (Nut), Richard Hay (Molly), Paul Fell (Holly) and Dave Watt SARDA Lakes were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team in a search for a missing and distressed female, Located safe and well by Police.
26 April SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly), Alan Hill (Sunny), Dave Humphrey (Rusty), John Coombs (Biscuit) and Ian Burley (Anya) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for a female missing from a psychiatric unit, located safe and well by police at friends address.
26 April LDSAMRA
John O’Doherty (Nut), Richard Hay (Molly), Paul Renwick (Skye) and Des Toward (Misty) were called to assist Kirby Stephen MRT in a search for a group of 6 after they had reported themselves lost and ill equipped, when caught out by low cloud. They again telephoned police to report themselves on a path and happy to return to the road head. Dogs and teams redeployed to search the path. No sign of the group was found, however a very similar group was found drunk in a derelict farm house, They claimed no knowledge of a lost group and denied reporting themselves lost.
20 April 2008 MPRO
Andy Colau (Tara) and Bill Batson (Fern) were called to assist Rossendale and Pendle MRT with a search for a male walker who had telephoned his wife to say that he was lost. Found by members of Rossendale and Pendle MRT with a suspected broken leg.
20 April SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Dave Humphrey (Rusty), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Cornwall SRT to search for a despondent woman, after her car was found in a remote location, stood down after an extensive search with nothing found.
19 April SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber) and Catherine Clarke (Jilly) whilst walking back to the cars from the previous callout. Dartmoor SRT Tavistock Control were call by Ambulance Control asking us to search for 2 Ambulance staff that they had sent to the previous callout, they had just telephoned to say they were lost in the mist. Found save and well by members of Dartmoor SRT Tavistock.
19 April SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber) and Catherine Clarke (Jilly) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for a group of 7 on Ten Tors training when it was reported that one was suffering with hypothermia, team managed to make their own way back to their van.
17 April 08 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Dave Mason (Megan), Ian Bunting (Tyke), Ian Thompson (Beth) and Steve Ward (Bryn) were called to assist Woodhead MRT and Edale MRT in a search for a 77 year old male walker missing from home, Found the following weekend deceased 20 miles from search areas by members of the public.
17 April NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly), Paul Renwick (Skye) and John O’Doherty (Nut) were called to assist Cleveland SRT with a search for a 50 year old despondent male, located safe and well by members of Scarborough & Rydale MRT.
15 April 2008 PDMRO
John Coombs (Biscuit), Dave Mason (Megan) and Ian Bunting (Tyke) were called to assist Derby MRT in a search for a despondent female after she called the Police saying that she was disorientated. Located by Police helicopter and evacuated by Derby MRT members
13 April NESRA
Pete Thompson (Hamish) was called to assist Swaledale MRT in a continuation of the search from the previous day. Stood down when a member of the public found a male body.
12 April NESRA
John O’Doherty (Nut), Paul Renwick (Skye), Richard Hey (Molly) and Paul Fell (Holly) Were called to assist Swaledale MRT with a search for a 47 year old despondent male missing from home, stood down at 18:00 with nothing found.
09 April MPRO
Bill Batson (Fern) were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 77 year old male missing from home, Stood down on route when misper was located.
09 April 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Catherine Clarke (Jilly) Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Ashburton in a search for a 66 year old despondent male, missing from home. Found on the road well out of the search area by a neighbour driving around looking for him.
08 April 2008 NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly), John O’Doherty (Nuts), Paul Renwick (Skye), Paul Fell (Holly) and Des Toward (Misty) were called by Cleveland SRT when walkers heard someone calling for help and unable to locate. As no one was reported missing and following a search by a RAF helicopter the dogs were stood down before being deployed.
07 April 2008 NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye), Richard Hey (Molly), John O’Doherty (Nuts) and Paul Fell (Holly) were called to assist Northumberland MRT search for a missing group of 3 off-duty Policemen who had gone out for an evening walk, at approximately 20:45 one of the group sent a text message to his home saying that they were lost. A family member contacted the Police. Mountain Rescue initiated a seacrh and called for Sarda Search dogs and the RAF helicopter. The dog teams were stood down en-route when the missing group were located at the top of the Cheviot by the RAF helicopter.
07 April 2008 NESRA
Pete Thompson (Hamish) were called to assist North of Tyne SRT in a search for 5 overdue walkers, stood down on route when they got off the hill on their own.
01 April 2008 PDMRO
Simon Adams (Pip) were called at 23:00 to assist Oldham MRT in a search for a 90 year old male missing from home. Found safe and well by Police at his sisters house the next day. SARDA (ENGLAND)
March (16 Incidents Attended)
29 March 2008 NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) John O’Doherty (Nuts) were put on standby by Cleveland SRT, casualty was found by members of Cleveland SRT before dogs were deployed.
29 March 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) whilst walking off the hill from the previous callout were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Okehampton in a search for a group training for Ten Tors. It was reported that one had fallen and broke her ankle. Located and taken to hospital by RAF Helicopter.
29 March 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT in a search for a group of 6 scouts when it was reported that one was suffering from chest pains. Located by members of DSRT Tavistock and taken to hospital by RAF Helicopter.
28 March 2008 MPRO
Steve Ward (Bryn) and Dave Mason (Megan) were called to assist Holme Valley MRT in a search for a 84 year old male missing from home. Police divers recovered a body from a river, it is believed to be that of the missing person.
28 March 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for another group of D of E who were overdue. Located suffering with hypothermia, evacuated by Police Helicopter as dogs got to the RV
27 March 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were put on standby by Dartmoor SRT Plymouth to assist with a search for a overdue group of D of E. Located and evacuated 30 minutes after the call by Police Helicopter.
27 March 2008 SWERA
Matt Robertson (Amber) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for a 15 year old girl missing from home. Stood down as being deployed when the missing person returned home.
26 March 2008 PDMRO Dog Find 6 persons
Dave Mason (Megan), Ian Bunting (Tyke) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Buxton MRT in a search for a group of 6 males reported lost and benighted on Kinder Scout with insufficient equipment to last out for a night during the prevailing snow storm. Three teams and three dogs searched all routes on to the plateau and the edge path itself. Party located by Search Dog Megan and Dave Mason safe and well and escorted off the hill by searching sections. BBC News Report http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/england/derbyshire/7315427.stm
23 March 2008 YDP
Bill Batson (Fern), Kevin Stead (Gyp), Andy Colau (Tara) and Ellie Sherwin (Pepper) were called to assist Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue in a search for a 16 year old male missing from home following an argument with his parents. Missing person was located safe and well in a friend’s house.
20 March 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Alan Hill (Sonny) and Dave Humphries (Storm) were called to assist Dartmoor Search and Rescue (Ashburton) in a search of a Country Park, after a gardener saw a young female in a distressed state, covered in blood. Stood down after six hours of searching nothing found and no one reported missing. Police enquires still ongoing.
19 March 2008 SWERA
Alan Hill (Sunny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for a 10 year old boy missing from home, stood down when being briefed when he returned home.
12 March 2008 PDMRO
Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 80 year old female suffering from Alzheimer’s missing from home. Found deceased on a disused railway outside the search area on the 13th.
12 March 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sonny) were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for a 10-year-old girl missing on Dartmoor on a school trip. Found safe and well by members of Dartmoor SRT.
11 March 2008 SWERA
Dave Humphrey (Storm / Rusty), Alex Lyons (Max) and Nicki Lyons (Cavos) were called to assist Exmoor SRT in a search for a missing from home 9 year old child, stood down on route when found safe and well by Police.
11 March 2008 YDP
Andy Colau (Tara) were called at 20:00 to assist Bowland Pennine MRT search for a missing 80yr old female in Wheelton near Chorely, the missing person suffers from Alzheimer’s . The team where tasked to search an area of fields, canal bank and thick vegetation. The search was terminated without a find at 16:00 when search objectives were completed.
04 March 2008 YDP
Bill Batson (Fern) were called to assist Rossendale & Pendle MRT with search for missing 79 yr old man who had left home after an argument. Missing person was located in Burnley by Police as dog team was deploying to search area.
February (8 Incidents Attended)
27 February 2008 YDP
Andy Colau (Tara) were called at 08:00 to assist UWFRA search open moor above Denton village for a missing 40yr old male. He was located (deceased) by a Police dog handler.
24 February 2008 PDMRO
Dave Mason (Meg), Steve Ward (Bryn) and Ian Bunting (Tyke) were called to assist Woodhead MRT to search for missing, 42 year old female who had been missing overnight. Search dog units were stood down en-route to the incident when the misper was located (semi-conscious) near to the Trans-pennine trail. After stabilizing at the scene she was flown to Barnsley General Hospital by the Police helicopter.
22 February 2008 NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) were called to assist Swaledale MRT at Arkengarthdale Moor above Swaledale by walking party who had become separated from two members of their group whilst trying to cross a flooded gill. Search manager on scene within 20 minutes; as searchers were about to deploy the two walkers navigated their own way to the Tan Hill Pub and were reunited with the group.
17 February 2008 NESRA
Richard Hey (Molly) were called at 09:05 to assist Swaledale MRT to search for male missing after leaving a public house in Askrigg late at night to walk home to Hawes. Stood down almost immediately when the man turned up at home.
17 February 2008 SWERA
Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly) and Alan Hill (Sunny) were called at 17:00 to assist Dartmoor SRT (Oakehampton) to search for a 20yr old male missing near Bridgerule. Teams stood on route when he was located by Police.
15 February 2008 SWERA
Dave Humphrey (Storm) Called at 13:00 to assist Exmoor MRT a member of staff at a nursing home reported hearing a cry for help. Team deployed with Police Tactical aid group to search the grounds Nothing found call made with good intent.
15 February 2008 SWERA
Dave Humphrey (Storm) Called at 09:45 to assist Exmoor MRT to search Alcombe Woods for missing mountain biker. The biker was located by Police in a fit but inebriated condition in a local Public house at 13:00 the search was then stood down.
03 February 2008 NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye), Des Toward (Misty), Peter Thompson (Hamish), Lee Ferry (Bracken) and Brian Allport (Gem) 09:30 at the request of Durham Constabulary the dog teams assisted Teesdale & Weardale MRT to carryout a more detailed and wider search of the areas covered on the 30th. The search ended at 15:30 without the missing person being located.
January (11 Incidents Attended)
30 January 2008 NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye) and Des Toward (Misty) John O’Doherty (Nutt) and Paul Fell (Holly) called at 21:10 to assist Teesdale & Weardale MRT to search for a missing male suffering with depression, who had been missing since the 25th. Following a TV appeal on the 30th a game keeper reported seeing the man at the grouse butts. The search was completed at 03:00 without the missing person being located.
29 January 2008 LAKES
Andy Colau (Tara) and Richard Hey (Molly) called at 07:30 to assist Keswick MRT to search for a missing Female suffering with depression. She was located deceased 10 mins after the dog team arrived at Keswick team base.
29 January 2008 PDMRO
Dave Mason (Meg), Steve Ward (Bryn) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called at 23:00 to assist Woodhead MRT and South Yorkshire Police to search for missing, 43 year old male last seen earlier that afternoon. Misper’s had recently undergone heart surgery. Mispers car was located at Tankersley golf course where he had a hobby of collecting golf balls from the undergrowth. Quick searches with police units and police dogs had failed to locate the misper. Two over passes with the police helicopter looking for heat sources in or near the stream failed to turn up results. We were first tasked to first search an area of woodland to the west of the course and then to re-search an area on the golf course previously covered by a MRT section. Megan provided two strong indications in an area of thick undergrowth but couldn’t locate a source. Area flagged as a high priority for re-search at first light. The misper was located (unfortunately deceased) in the area of Megan’s indications by an MRT section at 0800.
17 January 2008 NESRA
Paul Renwick (Skye), Des Toward (Misty), Paul Fell (Holly) and Lee Ferry (Bracken) were called at 10:00 to assist Teasdale and Weardale MRT to search either side of the river Wear from the waters edge to 20m of bank side for 5Km for a male who had been seen by a member of the public to jump off the viaduct in Bishop Auckland. Skye indicated on a large strainer, which was searched by Swift Water Rescue Technicians and police divers. Due to the conditions of the water both teams withdrew form the search for safety reasons and the strainer is yet to be cleared.
16 January 2008 LDSAMRA
Alex lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Amber), Catherine Clarke (Jilly)(Tara) and Steve Ward (Bryn) were called at 08:30 to assist Cockermouth MRT and Sarda Lakes in the search for a 64 year old man with health problems was reported missing from a Wigton nursing home. As the dog handlers arrived at the Police staion the man was FOUND by Searchdog Dottie (Kaz Brush) of Sarda Lakes in an area of dense woodland in a severely hypothermic state and transported to hospital.
16 Jan 2008 MPRO
Dave Humphrey (Rusty) Andy Colau (Tara) were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 40 year old man. The Bowland Pennine trailing dog found a jacket then went into the water and indicated. Later Rusty indicated in the water 30 feet down from the trailing dog’s indication. Body recovered from that location by Police underwater search unit on the 6th Feb.
15 January 2008 PDMRO
Dave Mason (Meg), Ian Bunting (Tyke) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called at 21:00 to assist Derbyshire Police and Derby MRT to search for missing, 42 year old male last seen walking his dog earlier that afternoon. Misper’s dog was located by a stream that was in spate in Alfreton. Quick searches with police units and police dogs had failed to locate the misper. Megan provided an indication on the Northern side of the stream and Tyke gave an indication further down stream on the opposite side. An over pass with the police helicopter looking for heat sources in or near the stream failed to turn up results. The search was stood down at 0400 without result. The misper was located (unfortunately deceased) further down stream (approx 750m outside of the search area) at first light by a member of the public.
11 January 2008 MPSRO DOG FIND – 1 Person
Andy Colau (Tara) along with Iain Nicholson (Mij – SARDA Wales trailing dog) were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in the search for a missing 66 year old in Garstang, Lancashire. Iain and Mij trailed the missing person to the edge of a nearby canal, and later in the search Andy and Tara had indications on the canal downstream from where the end of the trail had been indicated by Mij. The missing persons body was recovered by police divers a short distance down stream the next day.
05 January 2008 YDP
Andy Colau (Tara) and Kev Stead (Gyp) were called to search for a male who had become separated from his walking group during the day. The missing person was located safe and well as the dog team arrived.
03 Jan NESRA
Peter Thompson (Hamish) were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a 51 tear old despondent male.
01 January 2008 PDMRO DOG FIND – 5 Persons
Ian Bunting (Tyke), Steve Ward (Bryn), Dave Mason (Meg) and John Coombs (Biscuit) were called to assist Edale and Buxton MRTs locate a group of 5 lost in mist on Kinder.Scout. Group located by Ian Bunting and Tyke in Ladybrooth Brook below Rowland Cote Moor, Kinder. One of the party was suffering from abdominal pain after a recent operation and was evacuated off the hill by stretcher.