The team were put on stand-by late last night to assist in the search for a missing despondent male in the Bodmin area. Due to the nature of the terrain in the possible search areas, the team were later stood-down pending further enquiries by the Police.
Thankfully the missing male was found safe and well this morning well outside our prospective search areas.
In the early hours of the morning, the police contact CSRT to request our attendance to search for a missing 47 year old male. A controller contacted the police search manager directly just as the missing person was located.
The team was contacted by the police for advice in relation to an ongoing missing person enquiry concerning a 38 year old female. Initial information suggested that the person may be in the Stowe’s Hill and Cheesewring areas, and due to the poor visibility and overnight conditions it was decided to immediately deploy a small search party to conduct a search of the surrounding moorland with SARDA search dogs, with a larger scale search being planned for first light.
As team members prepared to make their way towards the area, the female was located through police enquiries, and team members (and dogs!) returned to bed.
The team were called to assist with searches for an 87 year old local man suffering with dementia who had been reported missing from his home address. Police and coastguard teams commenced searches and as team controllers were preparing to deploy the team to assist, the male was located safe but confused near Long Rock.
Following a stand-by earlier in the week, the team were tasked to join two RNLI lifeboats and local Coastguard cliff rescue teams in the search for missing female at Land’s End. Two foot teams were tasked to search areas inland from the coastal path, working in poor weather conditions through until late afternoon.
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Team search managers were involved in the planning of a search for a despondent female in the Land’s End area, following extensive searches by Coastguard teams during the day. As the search developed, the team were stood down, with no suitable search areas identified at this time.
The team were put on standby this evening to assist in the search for a missing male in the Launceston area. This complex scenario continued to develop during the evening and we were stood down when the male was located safe and well.
A 79 year old female with serious medical issues was reporting missing from a caravan park in the area. She was located through police enquiries.
Another high risk missing person, this time from Looe, was believed to have travelled to Bodmin Moor in his vehicle with the intention of self harm. Police conducted a thorough search of beauty spots, and anticipating that a search would be required – we were placed on stand by. The vehicle was located at Respryn car park and the male was taken to hospital.
The team were called early evening to assist in the search for a missing 62-year-old male with dementia in the Pool area.
Team members searched for over two hours before the missing gentleman was located in hospital care.
This evening the team were called to assist the South West Ambulance Service in the difficult evacuation of an injured female from an isolated footpath near Tregony. As team members were en route the casualty was successfully evacuated by the ambulance crew, so members were stood down.
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.
15 team members (and a SARDA search dog) joined Police and Rescue 193 (RNAS Culdrose) in the search for a missing 58-year-old female in the Breage area. After several hours searching fields and woodland she returned home safe and well.
Many thanks as well to the residents of Godolphin Cross who opened up the local school to provide endless tea and biscuits for everyone!
A male in his twenties had stated he intended to commit suicide on Bodmin Moor. He had left in his vehicle, and concerned that he may have walked off from it, the police contacted the team to place us on stand by for an urgent search once the vehicle was located. Fortunately the vehicle and male were located by the police.
With several team members only just home following this morning’s monthly search and rescue exercise, the team were called (for the second time this year) to assist in the search for a high-risk missing female with Asperger’s syndrome in the Nancegollan area. Just as team members were arriving at the RV, she was located safe and well by a police dog team nearby.