[40] SEARCH – Falmouth, 19/12/2016 22:12

Late yesterday evening the team’s west section were called to carry out a small-scale search for a 51-year-old female, missing in the Swanpool area of Falmouth since the previous night. A dozen team members and a SARDA dog team proceeded to search woodland, open ground and urban areas late into the night.

Just before 2am search dog Blitz indicated on an area of deep undergrowth, where the missing female was found in a critical condition. Due to the effects of two cold nights and some significant injuries, she required immediate assistance from team medics. Further team members were deployed to help stabilise her before paramedics arrived and she could be evacuated to a waiting ambulance.

Once again this demonstrates the importance of our air-scenting search dogs, making the months and years of training so worthwhile. So congratulations to Jess and Blitz on a great find, but also to all the team members who gave up their night to save a life.

Further media coverage:
BBC Radio Cornwall (26:10 in)
ITV West Country
Pirate FM

Search dog Blitz