[30] SEARCH – Mullion, 07/12/2017 00:16 hrs

Late last night (or early this morning) the team were called-out to assist in the search for an 82-year-old male with dementia, missing from home in Mullion. Whilst a SARDA dog-handler worked through fields close to the male’s home address, a foot team tracked ahead to ‘hasty check’ likely routes. Just after 2am, as more team members were arriving from further afield, the gentleman was located by a HM Coastguard team in fields less than 300m from home. With Storm Charlotte battering this exposed bit of Cornwall, he was quickly wrapped up to protect him from further chilling before being taken by stretcher back to his home address.

Suffering from the effects of the cold driving rain, his temperature had dropped to just 34.2 degrees, but he was soon warmed back up to 36.8 so was safe to remain at home after being checked over by an ambulance crew.

Media coverage of the search is online here.