On 15th September several team members, along with three SARDA search dog teams, were flown by RNAS Culdrose out to the Isles of Scilly to help in the search for a missing male on Tresco island. After searching through the day, five team members (and one dog) remained overnight to continue the search through into the next day, before returning to the mainland courtesy of NPAS helicopter.
As the search developed, a dozen further team members, two SARDA dog teams and navigators headed out to the islands by boat on 18th September. This second team then spent almost four days on the island, camping next to the search base, covering a vast amount of ground in very difficult terrain. Foot and dog search teams covered a very large part of the 297 hectare island and were stood down on 21st as the police called off this phase of the search.
We’d like to publicly offer our thanks to all of the volunteers who gave up their time to travel over to the islands for this search, to the Duchy who kindly put us up whilst we were there and to everyone on Tresco who made us feel so welcome.