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Latest Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events. Numbered Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales

48. 20th November. Search. 16:26 Hrs. Carleton, Blackpool. A male, aged 60, was reported as missing in the Carleton area Blackpool area. Missing since the previous day but with a positive sighting earlier in the day near where he walked his dog. Team undertook searches of parkland, woodland, ponds, ditches and thick undergrowth. Nothing was found and search was suspended at 01:00 Hrs pending more information. The missing person returned home, safe, later in the day. 18 Team members attending this search with others on standby for further searches or stood down responding. (120+ Rescue Person Hours)

47. 19th November. Search. 19:06 Hrs. Lathom near Ormskirk, West Lancashire. Team requested to assist in the search for an elderly vulnerable female reported missing from a remote caravan park near Lathom. Extensive area of open land and woodland to be searched. However, as the missing person was described as very fit, a former fell runner and could walk large distances it was decided to request assistance from Bolton MRT’s Trailing Dog Unit to see if a direction of travel could be determined. The Trailing Dog Unit was on exercise with Swaledale MRT which they immediately left with an ETA of 22:00 Hrs at Lathom. One Team Landrover with 4 persons was prepared to provide support. The rest of Team on standby at our Garstang training base undertaking our regular Wednesday evening training session. The missing person was located, safe, by Police at approx. 20:30 Hrs and we stood down. (9 Rescue Person Hours)

46. 5th November. Police Assist. 13:48 Hrs. Warton main Quarry near Carnforth. Team paged with a request to assist Lancashire Police with the recovery of a body from Warton Main Quarry. Two Team members attended and it was determined that the full Team would not be required. The Team extends our thoughts and sympathies to members of the deceased family and friends at this sad time. (6 Rescue Person Hours)

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