2011

Number of Callouts: 135

Finds 2011: 17

 

Incident Date Region Callout Details
30 Dec 19:15 Peak District 6 Dog Handlers were called to assist Glossop MRT in a search for a male walker who got benighted, located cold and wet by Glossop MRT members.
Dog Handlers: Nick Smith (Zak), Paul Taylor (Toby), John Coombs (Flash), Steve Ward (Bryn), Wayne Thackray (Dodge) and Mick Nield (Bob).
Rescue Teams: Glossop MRT, Edale MRT and Woodhead MRT.
Police Authority: Derbyshire
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28 Dec 09:00 Cheshire 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Cheshire SRT in a search for a 84 year old female missing from home. She was located deceased the day after by a member of the public outside the search area.

Dog Handlers: Wayne Thackray (Dodge), Paul Taylor (Toby) and John Coombs (Flash).
Rescue Team: Cheshire SRT.
Police Authority: Cheshire.

27 Dec 06:00 Lake District 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Kendal MRT in a search for a 71 year old male missing from home, he returned home the next day.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) and Iain Nicholson SARDA Wales Trailing Dog (Mij) Rescue Teams: Kendal MRT and Kirby Stephen MRT.
Police Authority: Cumbria.

27 Dec 02:00 North East Region 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Teesdale and Weardale SMRT in a search for 65 year old male who was missing after a Road Traffic Collision, he returned safe and well at families home the next day.
Dog Handler: Paul Fell (Holly).
Rescue Team: Teesdale and Weardale MRT.
Police Authority: Durham Constabulary.
22 Dec 19:00 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 70 year old male with dementia, located safe and well the next day outside the search area.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) and Iain Nicholson SARDA Wales Trailing Dog (Mij) Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

16 Dec 15:00 Peak District 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Kinder MRT in a search for an 80 year old male suffering with Alzheimer’s, located safe and well by Police.

Dog Handler: Paul Taylor (Toby), Wayne Thackray (Dodge) and Steve Ward (Bryn).
Rescue Team: Kinder MRT.
Police Authority: Greater Manchester

15 Dec 19:30 North East Region 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Cleveland SRT in a search for a despondent male, located safe and well by Police.

Dog Handler: Graeme White (Fern).
Rescue Team: Cleveland SRT.
Police Authority: North Yorkshire

15 Dec 12:00 South West Peninsular Dog Find 2 Dog handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in the search for the 86 year old male. Located deceased by Search Dog Max and Alex Lyons.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Team: Dartmoor SRT Tavistock.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall.

14 Dec 23:45 South West Peninsular 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for a 86 year old male missing from home, Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handler: Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Teams: Dartmoor SRT Plymouth and Dartmoor SRT Ashburton.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall.

11 Dec 06:00 South West Peninsular 2 handlers were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a despondent 22 year old male, located safe and well by Police outside the search area.

Dog Handlers: Matt Robertson (Scoot) and Alan Hill (Sunny).
Rescue Team: Cornwall Search And Rescue.
Police Authority; Devon And Cornwall

10 Dec 11:30 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Rossendale and Pendle MRT in a search for an 81 year old male missing from home. Located deceased by Police.

Dog Handler Steve Garofalo (Finn)
Rescue Team: Rossendale And Pendle MRT
Police Authority: Lancashire

05 Dec 20:00 Mid Pennine Trailing Dog Find 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a despondent 23 year old female, located safe and well by Trailing Search Dog Mij & Iain Nicolson.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss), Iain Nicholson (Mij – SARDA Wales Trailing Dog) and Kaz Firth (Dottie – LDMRSD)
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

05 Dec 16:15 Mid Pennine Trailing Dog Find 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a despondent 42 year old male, located safe and well by Trailing Search Dog Mij & Iain Nicolson.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss), Iain Nicholson (Mij – SARDA Wales Trailing Dog) and Kaz Firth (Dottie – LDMRSD)
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

27 Nov 11:00 Peak District 5 Dog Handlers were called to assist Derby MRT in a search for a 74 year old male with Alzheimer’s, located safe and well by Police in a bookmakers (Hope he got good odds).

Dog Handlers: Nick Smith (Zak), Dave Mason (Meg), John Coombs (Flash), Steve Ward (Bryn) and Ken Sloan (Abi).
Rescue Team: Derby MRT.
Police Authority: Derbyshire

26 Nov 20:30 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 40 year old despondent male, located the next day outside the search area.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) and Iain Nicholson SARDA Wales Trailing Dog (Mij).
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

26 Nov 16:30 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers was called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT following reports of distress flares, stood down after local farmer confirmed he had seen several Chinese Lanterns.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) and Iain Nicholson SARDA Wales Trailing Dog (Mij).
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

19 Nov 09:30 North East 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Teesdale and Weardale SRT in a search for a missing elderly male, located deceased outside the search area.

Dog Handler: Karen Fisher (Sam).
Rescue Team: Teesdale and Weardale SRT.
Police Authority: Durham

16 Nov 13:00 South West Peninsular 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for a 54 year old male missing from home, Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Team: Dartmoor Search And Rescue Team (Plymouth).
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall.

11 Nov 15:45 Peak District 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Buxton MRT in a search for a 61 year old male, who had telephoned the Police when he got disorientated due to fog, located safe and well by Kinder MRT members.

Dog Handlers: Nick Smith (Zak), Wayne Thackray (Dodge) and Steve Ward (Bryn).
Rescue Teams: Buxton MRT, Kinder MRT.
Police Authority: Derbyshire

10 Nov 22:00 North East 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Cleveland SRT in a search for a overdue male, located safe and well by RAF helicopter.

Dog Handler: Graeme White (Fern).
Rescue Teams: Cleveland SRT, Scarborough & Rydale MRT.
Police Authority: North Yorkshire.

06 Nov 21:45 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Calder Valley SRT in a search for a 15 year old male. Located by Police out side the search area.

Dog Handlers: Wayne Thackray (Dodge) and Steve Ward (Bryn)
Rescue Team: Calder Valley SRT
Police Authority: West Yorkshire

06 Nov 18:15 North East 1 Dog Handler was caller to assist Cleveland SRT in a search for a missing male, located deceased by Cleveland SRT members.

Dog Handler: Graeme White (Fern).
Rescue Team: Cleveland SRT.
Police Authority: North Yorkshire.

06 Nov 09:30 South West Peninsular 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for a despondent male, found deceased by DSRT members.

Dog Handlers: Catherine Jones (Bizzy) and Alan Hill (Sunny).
Rescue Teams: Dartmoor SRT Tavistock and Dartmoor SRT Plymouth.
Police Authority: Devon And Cornwall.

27 Oct 19:30 Peak District 4 Dog Handlers were called to assist Kinder MRT in a search for a group of 4 overdue on a D of E walk, located safe and well by Kinder MRT members.

Dog Handlers: Paul Taylor (Toby), Nick Smith (Zak), Steve Ward (Bryn) and Mick Nield (Bob)
Reascue Team: Kinder MRT
Police Authority: Derbyshire.

27 Oct 10:30 North East 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Cleveland SRT in a search for a vulnerable male, stood down when Police enquires discovered that he may be a danger to team members, located safe and well by Police later in the day.

Dog Handler: Graeme White (Fern).
Rescue Team: Cleveland SRT.
Police Authority: North Yorkshire.

26 Oct 19:30 South West Peninsular 4 Dog Handlers were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 51 year old despondent male, located safe and well by Police well out side the search area.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Alan Hill (Sunny) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Team: Cornwall SRT.
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall.

22 Oct 20:30 Peak District 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Buxton MRT in a search for a 23 year old female who had become separated in failing light from her boyfriend. She was located by Police Helicopter and escorted off the hill by Buxton MRT members.

Dog Handlers: Nick Smith (Zak) and Wayne Thackray (Dodge).
Rescue Team: Buxton MRT
Police Authority: Derbyshire

22 Oct 14:00 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Rossendale and Pendle MRT in a search for an 82 year old male missing from home. Located deceased by Rossendale and Pendle MRT members.

Dog Handler Steve Garofalo (Finn)
Rescue Team: Rossendale And Pendle MRT
Police Authority: Lancashire

16 Oct 13:00 Peak District DOG FIND 4 Dog Handlers were called to assist Derby MRT in a search for a 58 year old despondent male, Search Dog Zak and Nick Smith, found a rucksack at the edge of a Quarry, and the gent???s body was on a ledge 50′ below.

Dog Handlers: Nick Smith (Zak), John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Burley (Anya) and Dave Mason (Meg).
Rescue Team: Derby MRT.
Police Authority: Derbyshire

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12 Oct 21:45 Peak District DOG TEAM LOCATE 4 Dog Handlers were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for a 60 year old female who was reported missing by her daughter when they became separated in the dark. She was located by dog handler John Coombs when she started shouting when seeing their torches.

Dog Handlers: John Coombs (Biscuit), Ian Burley (Anya), Paul Taylor (Toby) and Mick Nield (Bob).
Rescue Teams: Edale MRT, Glossop MRT.
Police Authority: Derbyshire

11 Oct 14:00 North East Region 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for a 45 year old despondent male, located safe and well by a family member.

Dog Handlers: Pete Thompson (Hamish) and Des Toward (Misty).
Rescue Team: Swaledale MRT.
Police Authority: North Yorkshire.

10 Oct 16:45 Peak District 5 Dog Handlers were called to assist Oldham MRT in a search for a vulnerable female missing from home, nothing found Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Ellie Sherwin (Pepper), Ken Sloan (Abbie), Dave Mason (Meg), Wayne Thackray (Dodge) and Paul Taylor (Toby)
Rescue Team: Oldham MRT.
Police Authority: Greater Manchester

04 Oct 19:00 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 22 year old male, located safe and well by his Care Worker.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) and Iain Nicholson SARDA Wales Trailing Dog (Mij).
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

02 Oct 17:30 South West Peninsular 4 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for 4 female walkers. Located safe and well by DSRT members.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Scoot) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Team: Dartmoor Search And Rescue Tavistock.
Police Authority: Devon And Cornwall.

30 Sep 00:30 South West Peninsular 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Exmoor SRT in a search in the area of north of Braunton in North Devon for a missing vulnerable holidaymaker. Despite an exhausting 18 hour search where the dog handlers worked in rotation, nothing was found and Police enquiries are ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Teams: Exmoor SRT, DSRT Okehampton and DSRT Ashburton.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall.

24 Sep 20:30 South West Peninsular 5 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Okehampton in a search for 2 walkers who got caught out when very thick mist came down. Located safe and well by DSRT members.

Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Scoot), Catherine Jones (Jilly) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Teams: Dartmoor SRT Okehampton and Dartmoor SRT Tavistock.
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall

23 Sep 23:00 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bolton MRT in a search for a 6 year old girl missing from home, located safe and well as teams were deploying.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) and Iain Nicholson SARDA Wales Trailing Dog (Mij).
Rescue Team: Bolton MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

22 Sep 20:15 Peak District 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Kinder MRT in a search for a male walker who had become benighted, located safe and well by Police Helicopter.

Dog Handler: Ian Burley (Anya)
Rescue Team: Kinder MRT.
Police Authority: Derbyshire

20 Sep 21:30 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Rossendale and Pendle MRT in a search for a 55 year old male, the male returned home 21 days later, having been on holiday abroad.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) Iain Nicholson SARDA Wales Trailing Dog (Mij).
Rescue Team: Rossendale and Pendle MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

20 Sep 09:45 Yorkshire Dales 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Cave Rescue Organisation in a search for a 23 year old despondent male, located deceased by friends.

Dog Handler: Kevin Stead (Gyp).
Rescue Team: Cave Rescue Organisation.
Police Authority: North Yorkshire.

12 Sep 11:30 Cheshire 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Cheshire SRT in a search for a 16 year old male missing from home, located deceased.

Dog Handlers: Bill Batson (Glen) and Iain Nicholson (Mij) SARDA Wales Trailing Dog
Rescue Team: Cheshire SRT
Police Authority: Cheshire

11 Sep 21:45 Yorkshire Dales 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for a 17 year male walker, found his own way back as teams deploying.

Dog Handler: Bill Batson (Glen)
Rescue Team: Swaledale MRT
Police Authority: North Yorkshire

01 Sep 18:00 South West Peninsular 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 75 year old female, found safe and well by Police 15 miles way.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Matt Robertson (Scoot)
Rescue Teams: Cornwall SRT, Dartmoor SRT Tavistock and Dartmoor SRT Plymouth.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall.

01 Sep 11:30 North East Region 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Cleveland SRT in a search for despondent female, located safe and well by a member of the public outside the search area.

Dog Handler: Graeme White (Fern)
Rescue Teams: Cleveland SRT and Scarborough & Rydale MRT

28 Aug 19:20 South West Peninsular 5 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for a 42 year old despondent female, stood down on route when Police enquires discovered that she was not on Dartmoor. Police enquires still on going.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Scoot), Catherine Jones (Jilly) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie)
Rescue Team: Dartmoor SRT Tavistock
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall

27 Aug 22:00 Peak District DOG FIND 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Glossop MRT in a search for a father and son walking part of the Pennine Way, who had become benighted and telephoned the Police, Located safe and well by Search Dog Toby and Paul Taylor.

Dog Handler: Paul Taylor (Toby)
Rescue Team: Glossop MRT
Police Authority: Derbyshire

26 Aug 13:15 Yorkshire Dales 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association in a search for a 35 year old male who had been reported missing overnight. Police enquires on going.

Dog Handlers: Kevin Stead (Gyp) and Andy Colau (Tara).
Rescue Team: Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.
Police Authority: North Yorkshire Constabulary

23 Aug 15:00 South West Peninsular 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist DSRT Ashburton in a search for a vulnerable male in the Dartmouth area. He was located by Police the next day outside the search area.

Dog Handlers: Alan Hill (Sunny) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Team: DSRT Ashburton.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall.

23 Aug 09:00 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Rossendale and Pendle MRT for the 82 year old male missing from the 21st Aug after a new sighting. Located deceased by Police helicopter.

Dog Handler Andy Colau (Tara)
Rescue Team: Rossendale And Pendle MRT
Police Authority: Lancashire

21 Aug 11:30 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Rossendale and Pendle MRT in a search for a 82 year old male missing from home. Police enquires on going.

Dog Handler Steve Garofalo (Finn)
Rescue Team: Rossendale And Pendle MRT
Police Authority: Lancashire

17 Aug 23:00 North East Region 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Teesdale and Weardale SMRT in a search for a missing female, she was located deceased two day later by Police.

Dog Handler: Graeme White (Fern)
Rescue Team: Teesdale & Weardale SMRT
Police Authority: Durham

17 Aug 17:15 Peak District DOG FIND 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Kinder MRT in a search for a male and female elderly walkers, who had reported themselves misplaced. Located safe and well by Search Dog Toby and Paul Taylor.

Dog Handlers: Paul Taylor (Toby), Steve Ward (Bryn) and Mick Neild (Bob)
Rescue Teams: Kinder MRT, Glossop MRT
Police Authority: Derbyshire.

08 Aug 19:00 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Hander was called to assist Calder Valley SRT in a search for a vulnerable female, nothing found, Police enquires on going.

Dog Handler: Ellie Sherwin (Pepper)
Rescue Teams: Calder Valley SRT and Upper Wharfedale SRT
Police Authority: West Yorkshire

03 Aug 22:15 South West Peninsular 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search of the northern part of Bodmin Moor for a 27 year old male who became lost between Camelford and Bolventor. His intended route went via Rough Tor and Brown Willy and started in good weather conditions, however he lost his way after trying to navigate in mist and torrential rain.

During the course of the search, the he managed to get himself to a remote farmhouse. He was checked over by Cornwall SRT prior to being reunited with his family.

Dog Handlers: Matt Robertson (Scoot), Alan Hill (Sunny) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Team: Cornwall SRT.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall.

02 Aug 18:00 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 32 year old despondent male. Located by Police outside the search area.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) Iain Nicholson (Mij) SARDA Wales trailing dog.
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

31 Jul 18:45 Peak District 4 Dog Handlers were called to assist Woodhead MRT in a search after a walker had reported hearing calls of distress, nothing found.

Dog Handlers: Mick Nield (Bob), Steve Ward (Bryn), Wayne Thackray (Dodge) and Ken Sloan (Abbie)
Rescue Teams: Woodhead MRT, Oldham MRT (On Standby)
Police Authority: West Yorkshire.

31 Jul 13:45 Peak District 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Buxton MRT in a search for a 45 year old male, located safe and well at a friends house.

Dog Handlers: Paul Taylor (Toby), John Coombs (Biscuit) and Ian Burley (Anya)
Rescue Team: Buxton MRT
Police Authority: Derbyshire.

30 Jul 18:15 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in the search for a 45 year old injured walker. Located and evacuated by Ambulance.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) Iain Nicholson (Mij) SARDA Wales trailing dog.
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

29 Jul 16:30 North East Region 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist North Of Tyne Search and Rescue Team in a search for a 47 year old despondent male, located safe and well by Police the next day.

Dog Handlers: Peter Thompson (Hamish) and Brian Allport (Sam).
Rescue Teams: North Of Tyne Search and Rescue Team , Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team, Teesdale and Weardale Search And Mountain Rescue Team, Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.
Police Authority: Northumbria.

28 Jul 13:00 South West Peninsular 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Cornwall Search and Rescue Team in a search for a 43 year old vulnerable male, located safe and well, outside of the search area.

Dog Handler: Dave Mason (Megan).
Rescue Team: Cornwall SRT.
Police Authority: Devon And Cornwall

26 Jul 19:30 North East Region 1 Dog Hander was called to assist Teesdale and Weardale Search And Mountain Rescue Team in a search for a 43 year old male mountain biker, when he reported that he was lost after the batteries on his GPS had gone flat. He was spotted by the Dog handler near the RV.

Dog Handler: Graeme White (Fern)
Rescue Team: Teesdale and Weardale Search And Mountain Rescue Team.
Police Authority: Durham.

26 Jul 17:15 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bolton MRT in a search for a 81 year old male. Located by Police.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) Iain Nicholson (Mij) SARDA Wales trailing dog.
Rescue Team: Bolton MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire

26 Jul 07:30 Yorkshire Dales 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association in a search for a 37 year old despondent female, located confused and disorientated by a member of the public.

Dog Handler: Kevin Stead (Gyp).
Rescue Team: Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.

Police Authority: North Yorkshire Constabulary.

26 Jul 05:00 South West Peninsular 4 Dog handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in the search for a 82 year old male walker, he spent the night on the hill, and at 1st light walked off the hill 10 miles away, safe and well.

Dog Handlers:Alex Lyons (Max) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Catherine Jones (Jilly) Ian Bertie (Ronnie)
Rescue Teams: Dartmoor Search And Rescue (Tavistock) (Plymouth) (Ashburton) (Okehampton)
Police Authority: Devon And Cornwall

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25 Jul 21:00 South West Peninsular 2 Dog handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for a 82 year old male walker, he walked off the hill the next day.

Dog Handlers: Alan Hill (Sunny) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Teams: Dartmoor SRT (Plymouth) and Dartmoor SRT (Ashburton).
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall

24 Jul 07:30 Yorkshire Dales 4 Dog Handlers were called to assist Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association in a search for a 37 year old despondent female. Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Kevin Stead (Gyp), Bill Batson (Glen), David Warden (Nell) and Andy Colau (Tara)
Rescue Teams: Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association and Cave Rescue Organization
Police Authority: North Yorkshire Constabulary.

23 Jul 10:00 South West Peninsular 3 dog handlers were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 40 year old male missing from home, located outside the search area safe and well by Police.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Dave Mason (Megan) Dave was on holiday in Cornwall
Rescue Team: Cornwall SRT
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall

17 Jul 16:00 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 35 year old vulnerable male, stood down on route.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) Iain Nicholson (Mij) SARDA Wales trailing dog.
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

16 Jul 18:00 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a group of 3 competitors talking part in a walking event. Located safe and well by the handlers whiles driving to the search area.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) Iain Nicholson (Mij) SARDA Wales trailing dog.
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

15 Jul 13:00 South West Peninsular 1 Dog Handler was called to assist DSRT Tavistock in the location and evacuation of an injured mountain bike rider nr Princetown, located and evacuated to a road head and transferred to SWAS ambulance.

Dog Handler: Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Team: Dartmoor SRT Tavistock.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall.

11 Jul 16:30 North East Region 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team in a search for a 22 year old despondent male. Located deceased by Police.

Dog Handlers: Des Toward (Misty), Paul Fell (Holly) and Graeme White (Fern)
Rescue Team: Teesdale and Weardale SMRT
Police Authority: Durham

09 Jul 21:30 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Rossendale and Pendle MRT in a search for a 51 year old despondent male. Located by Police well outside the search area.

Dog Handler Steve Garofalo (Finn)
Rescue Team: Rossendale And Pendle MRT
Police Authority: Lancashire

04 Jul 09:30 Mid Pennine 5 dog handlers were called to assist in a search for a vulnerable male who was missing from home. He turned up safe the next day.

Dog handlers; Ellie Sherwin (Pepper), Steve Ward (Bryn), Wayne Thackray (Dodge), Ken Sloane (Abby) and Mick Neild (Bob)
Rescue team; Calder Valley
Police Authority; West Yorkshire

03 Jul 15:15 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a walker with a broken led, located and recovered by Air Ambulance.

Dog Handler: Alison Nicholson (Floss)
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

29 Jun 16:45 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 70 year old male who had got stuck in a peat bog. Located safe and well by Bowland Pennine team members.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss)
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

25 Jun 22:30 Yorkshire Dales 2 dog handlers were called to assist in a search for an overdue solo 3 peaks walker. En route to the RV they came across a further group of 3 peaks walkers who were concerned for 2 of their party who were ‘lost’ on Ingleborough. On arrival at the RV all were safe and well having made their way off the hill, into the wrong villages, having become lost in poor visibility and darkness.

Dog handlers; Bill Batson (Glen) and Andy Colau (Tara).
Rescue team; Cave Rescue Organisation.
Police Authority; North Yorkshire.

25 Jun 11:50 South West Peninsular 2 dogs called to assist DSRT Tavistock in the search for a missing female dog walker who was lost in misty conditions. She was found safe and well by DSRT Tavistock foot team and walked off to the road head.

Dog handlers: Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Matt Robertson (Scoot).
Rescue Teams: DSRT Tavistock.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall

23 Jun 05:30 Peak District DOG FIND 2 dogs called to assist Edale MRT in the search for a 20 year old male who was missing from home. He was found below a wall by Search Dog Toby and Paul Taylor from Glossop MRT, who walked him off to the road head.

Dog handlers: Paul Taylor (Toby) and Dave Mason (Meg).
Rescue Teams: Edale MRT, Buxton MRT and Derbyshire CRO.
Police Authority: Derbyshire

18 Jun 09:30 South West Peninsular 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a despondent 68 year old male, Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Matt Robertson (Scoot)
Rescue Team: Cornwall SRT
Police authority: Devon & Cornwall

17 Jun 19:00 South West Peninsular 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT in a search for a horse rider who had been thrown. Stood down on route when casualty evacuated by helicopter.

Dog Handlers: Matt Robertson (Scoot) and Catherine Jones (Jilly)
Rescue Team: Dartmoor SRT Tavistock.
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall

17 Jun 10:30 South West Peninsular 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Exmoor SRT in a search for a 16 year old male missing from school. He returned to the school, safe and well on the 18th. He had been well outside the search area.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie)
Rescue Teams: Exmoor SRT and Dartmoor SRT Okehampton.
Police authority: Devon & Cornwall,

17 Jun 09:00 North East Region 6 Dog Handlers were called to assist Swaledale MRT in a search for a 62 year old male, located deceased out of the search area by a member of the public.

Dog Handlers: Bill Batson (Glen), Andy Colau (Tara), Richard Hey (Molly), Steve Ward (Bryn), Wayne Thackeray (Dodge) and Paul Taylor (Toby)
Rescue Team: Swaledale MRT
Police Authority: Humberside

13 Jun 20:00 North East Region 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a 35 year old male reported missing after playing hide and seek with his children, returned home early the next day.

Dog Handlers: Paul Fell (Holly), Graeme White (Fern) and John O’Dockerty (Nut).
Rescue Team: Teesdale & Weardale SMRT.
Police Authority: Durham Constabulary

12 Jun 12:00 South West Peninsular 5 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Okehampton in a search for a despondent 34 year old male, located by a local farmer in his barn, taken to hospital by ambulance.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Matt Robertson (Scoot), Catherine Jones (Jilly) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie).
Rescue Team: Dartmoor SRT Okehampton.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall

05 Jun 01:15 Peak District 4 Dog Handlers were caller to assist Glossop MRT in a search for a mountain biker benighted on Bleaklow, located safe and well by Woodhead MRT members.

Dog Handlers: Mick Nield (Bob), Steve Ward (Bryn), John Coombs (Biscuit) and Wayne Thackray (Dodge)
Rescue Teams: Glossop MRT, Woodhead MRT, Kinder MRT and Oldham MRT.
Police Authority: Derbyshire.

30 May 16:00 North East Region DOG FIND 1 Dog Handler was called to assist North of Tyne SRT in a continuation of the search for a missing 78 year old male. Previous searches had been carried out on the 27th & 29th of May.

Search Dog Hamish showed substantial interest in the river, which was reported to the Search Manager by the dog handler. A Police dive team located the body of the missing gentleman on the 7th of June in the river.

Dog Handler: Peter Thompson (Hamish)
Rescue Team: North of Tyne SRT.
Police Authority: Northumberland.

 

29 May 23:30 Yorkshire Dales 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Cave Rescue Organisation in a search for a 46 year old male walker overdue on the 3 peaks. Located by CRO members, he was suffering with a painful knee.

Dog Handlers: Bill Batson (Glen) and Andy Colau (Tara)
Rescue Team: Cave Rescue Organisation.
Police Authority: North Yorkshire

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29 May 19:00 South West Peninsular 5 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in a search for a 34 year old male walker who had telephone the Police to advise he was lost. Located safe and well by DSRT Tavistock members.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Scoot) Catherine Jones (Bizzy) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie)
Rescue Teams: Dartmoor SRT Tavistock
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall

29 May 09:30 North East Region 2 Dog handlers were called to assist North of Tyne SRT in a continuation of the search started on 27th for a 78 year old, nothing found Police enquires ongoing.

Dogs Handlers: Graeme White (Fern) and Lee Ferry (Bracken)
Rescue Team: North of Tyne SRT
Police Authority: Northumberland.

29 May 09:00 South West Peninsular 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in continuation of the search for a 24 year old male missing from a Rave, Nothing found Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Catherine Jones (Jilly)
Rescue Teams: Dartmoor SRT Tavistock and Dartmoor SRT Plymouth
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall

28 May 09:00 South West Peninsular 5 Dog Handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Ashburton in a search for a 24 year old male missing from a Rave, Nothing found Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max) Nicki Lyons (Cavos) Matt Robertson (Scoot) Catherine Jones (Jilly, Bizzy) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie)
Rescue Teams: Dartmoor SRT, Ashburton Dartmoor and SRT Okehampton
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall

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27 May 18:00 North East Region 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist North of Tyne MRT in a search for a 78 year old male in poor health and problems with dementia, missing from home, nothing found Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Peter Thompson (Hamish), Ian Thompson (Beth) and Paul Fell (Holly)
Rescue Team: North of Tyne SRT.
Police Authority: Northumberland

25 May 19:00 North East Region 2 Dog Handlers called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a 23 year old despondent male, Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Paul Fell (Holly) and Lee Ferry (Bracken).
Rescue Team: Teesdale & Weardale SMRT.
Police Authority: Durham Constabulary.

22 May 16:00 Peak District 2 Dog Teams were called to assist Derby MRT in a search for a missing 43 year old female, located safe and well by Police.

Dog Handlers: Nick Smith (Zak) and Ian Burley (Anya)
Rescue Team: Derby MRT
Police Authority:Derbyshire Police

20 May 12:30 North East Region 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Teesdale & Weardale SMRT in a search for a 31 year old male missing after a car accident. Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handler: Paul Fell (Holly).
Rescue Team: Teesdale & Weardale SMRT.
Police Authority: Durham Constabulary.

09 May 01:30 South West Peninsular 2 Dogs handlers were called to assist Dartmoor SRT Plymouth in a search for a 33 year old female missing from home. She was located by Police safe and well, outside the search area later in the day.

Dog Handlers: Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Ian Bertie (Ronnie)
Rescue Teams: Dartmoor SRT Plymouth and Dartmoor SRT Tavistock.
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall.

08 May 22:00 Peak District DOG FIND 3 Dog Handlers were called to assist Edale MRT in a search for 5 teenagers on a D of E practice walk, who got benighted and did the best thing by getting their tents up and calling for help, located safe and well by Search Dog Toby and Paul Taylor

Dog Handlers:Paul Taylor (Toby), John Coombs (Biscuit) and Wayne Thackray (Dodge)
Rescue Team: Edale MRT
Police Authority: Derbyshire
Edale Team Report
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07 May 12:00 North East Region 3 Dog handlers called to assist Cleveland SRT in a search for a 35 year old despondent male, stood down when he telephoned his family.

Dog Handler: John O’Doherty (Nut), Ian Thompson (Beth) and Brian Allport (Gem)
Rescue Team: Cleveland SRT
Police Authority: Cleveland

06 May 23:30 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Calder Valley SRT in a search for a 59 year old vulnerable male, located safe and well by Police.

Dog Handlers: Ellie Sherwin (Pepper) and Steve Ward (Bryn).
Rescue Team: Calder Valley SRT.
Police Authority: West Yorkshire.

29 Apr 09:00 Peak District 6 Handlers were called to assist Kinder MRT in a search for missing male, he was located deceased by a Kinder MRT member on way to the R.V.

Dog Handlers; John Coombs (Biscuit), Nick Smith (Zak), Paul Taylor (Toby), Wayne Thackray (Dodge), Ellie Sherwin (Pepper) and David Warden (Nell).
Rescue Teams: Kinder MRT and Buxton MRT.
Police Authority: Greater Manchester

27 Apr 14:45 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 32 year old vulnerable male. Located safe and well by Bowland Pennine team members.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) Iain Nicholson (Mij) SARDA Wales trailing dog.
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

25 Apr 10:30 Yorkshire Dales 1 Dog handler called to assist Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue in a search for a despondent male, he was located deceased by a member of the public.

Dog Handler: Andy Colau (Tara)
Rescue Team: Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association

22 Apr 07:30 South West Peninsular 3 Dog handlers were called to assist HM Coastguard in a search for a 36 year old male, a member of the public located his body in the water.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos) and Matt Robertson (Scoot)
Rescue Teams: 3 HM Coastguard teams
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall
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21 Apr 10:30 Peak District 8 Dog handlers were called to assist Glossop MRT in a search for a 67 year old despondent male, Police enquires ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Nick Smith, (Zak) Dave Mason (Meg), Mick Nield (Bob), John Coombs (Biscuit), Wayne Thackray (Dodge), Steve Ward (Bryn), Ellie Sherwin (Pepper) and Paul Taylor (Toby)
Rescue Teams: Glossop MRT Woodhead MRT Kinder MRT Buxton MRT
Police Authority: Derbyshire

16 Apr 18:30 North East Region 2 Dog handlers were called to assist Teesdale And Weardale SMRT in a search for a 70 year old male missing from home, he returned home safe and well.

Dog Handlers: Graeme White (Fern) and John O’Doherty (Nut)
Rescue Team: Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team
Police Authority: Durham

14 Apr 18:00 Peak District DOG FIND 2 Dog handlers were called to assist Derby MRT in a continuation of the search from the previous evening. He was located deceased by Search Dog Zak and Nick Smith .

Dog Handlers:Nick Smith (Zak) and Wayne Thackray (Dodge)
Rescue Team: Derby MRT
Derby MRT Report
Derbyshire Police News

 

13 Apr 18:00 Peak District 3 dog handlers were called to assist Derby MRT in a search for a 41 year old male missing from home when his car was found by Police, enquiries ongoing.

Dog Handlers: Dave Mason (Meg), Ken Sloane (Abbie) and John Coombs (Biscuit)
Rescue Team: Derby MRT

12 Apr 18:00 Mid Pennine DOG FIND 2 dog teams were called to assist Calder Valley SRT in a search for a 44 year old vulnerable female missing from home. She was located deceased, by Search Dog Gyp and Kevin Stead.

Dog Handlers: Kevin Stead (Gyp) and Ellie Sherwin (Pepper)
Rescue Team: Calder Valley SRT
Calder Valley Team Report

 

10 Apr 14:15 Peak District DOG FIND Buxton MRT were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist when they received a report of a 15 year old female with leg injures in woodland, because of the number of tracks, hasty searches were undertaken by team members. Search Dog Zak and Nick Smith located and pinpointed her location, she was treated by paramedics and stretchered to the ambulance.

Dog Handlers: Nick Smith (Zak)
Rescue Team: Buxton MRT
Buxton MRT Report

 

09 Apr 11:45 Peak District 3 handlers were called to assist Derby MRT in a search for a 64 year old vulnerable woman, she was found wet and cold outside the search area the following afternoon.

Dog Handlers:John Coombs (Biscuit), Paul Taylor (Toby) and Ken Sloan (Abbie)
Rescue Team:Derby MRT

06 Apr 16:45 Mid Pennine 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist Bowland Pennine MRT in a search for a 74 year old vulnerable male. Located by Police outside the search area by Police the following morning.

Dog Handlers: Alison Nicholson (Floss) Iain Nicholson (Mij) SARDA Wales trailing dog.
Rescue Team: Bowland Pennine MRT.
Police Authority: Lancashire.

05 Apr 20:00 Lake District 3 SARDA England and 3 SARDA Lakes handlers were called to assist Kirby Stephen MRT and 5 other MR teams in a search for a walker who had reported himself lost, located safe and well by CRO team members.

Dog Handlers:John O’Doherty (Nut), Bill Batson (Glen), Graeme White (Fern), Mike Guy (Ginny), Kaz Frith (Dottie) and Dave Watt (Flash)
Rescue Teams: Kirby Stephen MRT, Teesdale and Weardale SMRT, Penrith MRT, Kendal MRT, Swaldale MRT, Cave Rescue Organisation
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02 Apr 22:30 Yorkshire Dales 2 dogs teams were called to assist Cave Rescue Organisation in a search for 3 walkers who had reported that they were lost on Ingleborough, located safe and well by CRO team members.

Dog Handlers: Bill Batson (Glen) and Andy Colau (Tara)
Rescue Team: Cave Rescue Organisation

29 Mar 19:45 South West Peninsular 1 handler was called to assist Cornwall SRT in a search for a 54 year old despondent male. Located safe and well the following day through police enquiries.

Dog Handlers: Shaun Roseveare (Tigger)
Rescue Team: Cornwall Search and Rescue Team.

27 Mar 14:30 Mid Pennine 3 Dog teams were called to assist Calder Valley SRT in a search for a despondent male, located later by Police outside the search area.

Dog Handlers:Ellie Sherwin (Pepper), Wayne Thackray (Dodge) and Mick Nield (Bob).
Rescue Team: Calder Valley SRT.

26 Mar 17:00 Snowdonia; North Wales Kevin and search dog Gyp requested to search for a male and female who whilst walking from Peny Pass over Grib Goch became stuck in cloud on the summit of Garnedd Ugain. They rang the Police who instigated the rescue.

Mobile communication between Llanberis base and missing couple enabled team members to ascertain their approximate position. The team requested them to photo the surrounding features and Email them. This established that they were around the summit. A team was dispatched including two dog teams to Llyn Llydaw to walk in via Glaslyn to Bwlch Glas and then start the search.

The missing couple were asked to shout when they saw search lights. The search team located them and escorted them off the mountain.

Dog Handlers: Antony Griffith(Moss) (SARDA Wales) and Kevin Stead (Gyp).
Rescue Teams: Llanberis MRT.
Police Authority: North Wales Constabulary.

21 Mar 21:20 Yorkshire Dales DOG FIND Two Dog teams were asked to assist with a search of Ingleborough in dense fog, following a report of a crashed light aircraft. The aircraft wreck with 2 injured men was located on a remote hillside to the east of Ingleborough summit by Bill Batson and Search dog Glen shortly after midnight. The two men were evacuated 2km by stretcher to Rescue team Land Rovers.

Dog Handlers: Bill Batson (Glen) and Andy Colau (Tara)
Rescue Teams: Cave Rescue Organisation and Kendal Mountain Rescue Team
Police Authority: North Yorkshire.
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21 Mar 14:30 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Rossendale and Pendle MRT in a search 51 year old women who’d gone missing from home during the early hours of the morning. Nothing was found and she eventually turned up in Blackpool confused but unharmed.

Dog Handler Steve Garofalo (Finn)
Rescue Team: Rossendale And Pendle MRT
Police Authority: Lancashire

13 Mar 13:00 Peak District DOG FIND Search dogs were called to assist Derby MRT search for a missing female from Somercotes. The female had last been seen at 1710 on 10/03/11 leaving her workplace and heading on her normal route home through woods, along a well maintained footpath.

Extensive police enquiries had subsequently failed to located her.

Search dogs were deployed into the areas with MR team members following on behind in a line search. At roughly 16:10 hours Search Dog Megan located the body of a female person. Due to the circumstances of the find a murder investigation has subsequently been commenced by Derbyshire police.

Dog Handlers: Dave Mason (Megan), John Coombs (Biscuit), Nick Smith (Zak) and Ian Burley (Anya)
Rescue Teams: Derby Mountain Rescue Team
Police Authority: Derbyshire

 

12 Mar 12:00 Mid Pennine 1 Dog Handler was called to assist Rossendale and Pendle MRT, in a search for a vulnerable man missing from home. Located safe and well by Police.

Dog Handler Steve Garofalo (Finn)
Rescue Team: Rossendale And Pendle MRT
Police Authority: Lancashire

10 Mar 18:30 Peak District DOG FIND 3 SARDA teams were asked to assist with a search of scrub and waste ground at Sandiacre, near to the river Erewash and the Erewash canal. A 76 year old man had been seen abandoning his car near the canal earlier and had not returned to his home.

Nothing was found that evening and the searchers were stood down at 22:30. However Search Dog Biscuit , had indicated next to the water 5m below Sandiacre Lock, and search dogs Toby and Zak had shown some interest in the area.

A police underwater team started a search the next morning from the point marked the previous night where Biscuit had barked. The divers soon found a man???s body between the 2 sets of gates.

Dog Handlers: John Coombs (Biscuit), Paul Taylor (Toby), and Nick Smith (Zak)
Rescue Teams: Derby Mountain Rescue Team
Police Authority: Derbyshire

 

05 Mar 19:00 Peak District Two Walkers became benighted in hill fog on Kinder Scout and used their cell phone to call for assistance. Fortunately the weather cleared as 3 rescue teams and 3 SARDA units started the search. They were stood down at 21:00 when the missing couple were found, safe and well, at the Woolpacks and guided down to Edale by the Buxton team members who had found them.

Dog Handlers: John Coombs (Biscuit), Steve Ward (Bryn), and Ken Sloan (Abbie)
Rescue Teams: Kinder, Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams
Police Authority: Derbyshire.

02 Mar 18:30 South West Peninsular DOG FIND SARDA Teams were called to assist and Devon & Cornwall Police after a Car was reported being in a Coastal car park for two days. A search of thick gorse on cliff tops near Bedruthan revealed no trace of the missing man and was called off at19:00. However, Alex Lyons reported indications from Search Dog Max at a point above High Cove. A H M Coast guard rescue team followed up on the search debrief the next day and found a man???s body, on the beach,under the cliffs near the point where Max had indicated.

Dog Handlers: Alex Lyons (Max), Nicki Lyons (Cavos), Ian Bertie (Ronnie) and Alan Hill (Sunny).
Police Authority: Devon & Cornwall

 

27 Feb 20:20 Peak District 3 Dog handlers and 2 rescue teams were called to search for a couple from Dorset who had become benighted on Kinder Scout. After being located by the police helicopter in Grindsbrook it was found that one of the walkers was suffering from a lower back injury. She was evacuated by RAF Sea king helicopter to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. Team members walked the other member of the party back down to Edale village.

Dog Handlers: Paul Taylor(Toby), John Coombs (Biscuit) and Nick Smith (Zak)
Rescue Team: Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams.
Police Authority: Derbyshire

24 Feb 17:30 South West Peninsular A dog handler was called to assist Cornwall Search and Rescue team in a search for a depressed man. A search of the area around Lostwithiel Castle had no result. The volunteers were stood down at midnight.

Dog Handlers: Shaun Roseveare (Tigger)
Rescue Team: Cornwall Search and Rescue Team.
Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall

21 Feb 18:30 Peak District DOG FIND 3 rescue teams and 7 Search dogs were called to search for 2 men who were lost in thick fog on Bleaklow.
The walkers were found on Allport Moor by Search Dog Bob and Mick Nield at 2100, they were cold and wet, but able to walk off with the team members.Dog Handlers: Mick Nield (Bob), Paul Taylor (Toby), Steve Ward (Bryn), Ken Sloan (Abbie), John Coombs (Biscuit), Nick Smith (Zak), and Dave Mason (Megan)
Rescue Team: Glossop, Woodhead, and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams
Police Authority: Derbyshire
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19 Feb 04:40 Mid Pennine 3 Dog Handler???s joined Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team in a search of woodland near Huddersfield. The missing person, a 44 year old vulnerable man was found safe and well by police later that day.

Rescue Team: Holme Valley Mountain Rescue
Handlers: Ken Sloan (Abby), Steve Ward (Bryn) and Mick Nield (Bob)
Police Authority: West Yorkshire

17 Feb 04:30 Peak District 5 Dog handlers and 2 rescue teams searched park land and waste ground in Middleton, Greater Manchester for a despondent 40 year old man. The volunteers were stood down at 10:00 with nothing found. The missing person was found later that day by police, safe well and outside the search areas.

Handlers: Mick Nield (Bob), Ellie Sherwin (Pepper), Steve Ward (Bryn), Paul Taylor (Toby) and John Coombs (Biscuit).
Rescue Teams: Oldham and Bolton Mountain Rescue Teams.
Police Authority: Greater Manchester

16 Feb 23:30 Peak District A young man was reported overdue from a ramble on the Western edge of Kinder Scout. The missing walker made his own way down to his car before mountain rescue resources were deployed.

Handlers: Nick Smith(Zak)
Rescue Teams: Kinder Mountain Rescue Team.
Police Authority: Derbyshire

13 Feb 09:00 Yorkshire Dales 3 dogs and handlers assisted with a search of countryside near the river Nidd at Killinghall.
No trace was found of the missing person, a vulnerable man, and the volunteers stood down at midday.Handlers: Ellie Sherwin (Pepper), Kevin Stead (Gyp), Andy Colau (Tara)
Rescue Team: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team
Police Authority: North Yorkshire
11 Feb 16:40 North East Region DOG FIND 2 Dog teams were called at 16:40 to assist with a search for a missing 37 year old male. Teams arrived on site at 17:20 and soon found missing persons car. A quick 30 minute search of the lake shore was initiated followed by a search of the high Pennines, including Moor House, Pennine Way and Cross Fell area.

The team were taken as far into the fell as possible by Landrover. After 30 minutes of searching in very poor visibility Nut struck and returned to indicate. This continued for about 5 indication sequences each extending out further than the last, crossing and re-crossing Trout Beck (had to be a fresh ground scent). The missing man heard Nut’s indication and made himself know by shouting for help. Search Dog Nut located the person and gave a very loud indication.

The Team assessed the casualty and found him to be physically fit but very confused and frightened.
He confirmed that he had spent a lot of time in the area of the initial indication and had crossed and re-crossed the beck. He told us this to explain just how confused and disorientated he was.
He was equipped with a map and compass but no torch so could not read them. Search ended 21:30.

Dog Handlers: John O’Doherty (Nut), Karen Fisher (Sam) and Des Toward (Misty).
Rescue Team: Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team
Police Authority: Durham

 

03 Feb 00:00 North East Region A search by Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team for a depressed 64 year old man was supported by 3 SARDA dog handlers.
The operation, carried out near Durham, started in the evening and was continued the next morning.
The missing person was found safe by a team member in dense woodland at 13:00.Dog Handlers: Graeme White (Fern), Karen Fisher (Sam) and Pau Fell (Holly).
Police Authority: Durham
16 Jan 09:00 Lake District A major search in Whinlatter forest for a 43 year old despondent woman involved 2 SARDA England Handlers as well as SARDA Lakes handlers and several rescue teams.
The lady who had originally been reported missing on 22 December 2010 was located, deceased by a dog walker on 20th January 2011.Handlers: Paul Taylor (Toby) and Nick Smith(Zak)
Rescue Team in charge: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team.
Police Authority: Cumbria
15 Jan 18:00 Peak District 2 SARDA Handlers were called from the assessment course in the Lake district to assist a search for a party of walkers lost, and benighted on Kinder Scout in severe weather.
The walkers were located by team members and the handlers stood down en route.Handlers: Paul Taylor (Toby) and Nick Smith(Zak)
Rescue Teams: Glossop and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams.
Police Authority: Derbyshire
15 Jan 12:00 Yorkshire Dales 2 Dog Handlers were called to assist with 2 standing by to search for a missing man whose car had been found near Grimwith reservoir.
The handlers were stood down en route when the man was found, deceased, by a team member.Dog Handlers: Richard Hey (Molly) Andy Colau (Tara), Nick Smith (Zak) and David Warden (Nell)
Rescue Team: Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.
Police Authority: North Yorkshire
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