[10a] SEARCH – Idless, 14/03/2017 08:52 hrs

Following on from last night’s search in Idless Woods, the team reconvened this morning to be retasked into high-priority areas of woodland and valley bottom, this time in daylight. This allowed us to cover much larger areas of ground and once again two foot teams battled brambles and brash throughout the morning.

Early in the afternoon the missing 42-year-old woman was located by a police dog team over 1km from the core search area. Suffering from the effects of a cold night, a team vehicle deployed to provide rewarming equipment and primary medical care. The female was then evacuated to a waiting ambulance and onward to hospital, where we hope she will make a full recovery.

Team members line-searching one of the more open areas of Idless Woods

During the search, team members worked with the NPAS helicopter to follow-up areas of interest