15. 29th December.
Search. 08:00 Hrs. Pendle Hill. The team were
again requested to assist Rossendale Team. This time in the search for an 18
year old male, missing from Clitheroe and reported to have gone over Pendle
Hill. The search on Pendle was scaled down by dusk. Nothing was found. Teams
involved additional to ourselves were Rossendale, Bolton, Calder Valley, Holme
Valley, RAF Leeming, RAF Sea King Helicopter and SARDA. (225 rescue Person
Post Script. Sadly the body of the
missing person was recovered, by the Team, from the Ribble Estuary in February
1991. See Incident 2/1991.
14. 14th December.
Search. 13:00 Hrs. Grain Road, Haslingden. The
team were requested to assist Rossendale Team in a search for a missing woman,
reported to have been sexually assaulted and thrown out of a vehicle on the
Haslingden Grain Road. Nothing was found and the search scaled down at 23.00
Hrs. Teams involved additional to ourselves were Rossendale, Bolton, Calder
Valley, Holme Valley and SARDA. (305 Rescue Person Hours)
13. 8th December.
Wharfedale. 11:15 Hrs. Yorkshire Dales. The
Teams SARDA Dog Handler & search dog, Moss, were involved in a search with Upper
Wharfedale Team for a missing shepherd.
12. 22nd November.
Search Advice. 09:00 Hrs. Crook-of-Lune Picnic Area, Caton. A
female was reported missing from Bolton-Le Sands.The team was
brought to standby. Her car was found at the Crook-O-Lune picnic area and search
including the Police Underwater Unit was mounted. We were not used.
Post Script: Sadly the woman’s body
was located at Skerton Weir, Lancaster some two months later.
11. 13th October,
Search. 13.00 Hrs. Walton-le-Dale near Preston.
A depressed woman had gone missing from her home in the Walton-Le-Dale area of
Preston. The Team were asked to assist the Police in searching open countryside
around her home. The search was called off at 18.45 Hrs. The search was
continued the following day in a different area with the Teams SARDA Dog handler
and search dog, Moss. Sadly, her body was washed up on Lytham beach some time
later. 15 Team members attending this incident. (105 Rescue Person Hours)
10. 2nd October.
Search. 15:50 Hrs. Whitworth. The Teams SARDA
Dog Handler & search dog, Moss, were called to assist Rossendale Team in the
search for a missing depressed male.
Search for a patient missing from Whittingham Hospital since the 27th at 18.30
Hrs (age 63). A search of the buildings and grounds by Hospital staff was
fruitless. The team was called and a thorough search of the grounds and
surrounding area was mounted. The missing person was found after 1 hour 10
minutes searching by the Teams SARDA Dog handler and search dog, Moss. He was
then stretchered back to observation ward, suffering from mild hypothermia.
8. 10th September.
Search. 09:00 Hrs. Great Harwood near Blackburn.
Team requested to assist in the on-going search of the Great Harwood area (near
Blackburn) for an 86-year-old male. Missing from his home for three nights.
Found by members of Calder Valley Team suffering from severe hypothermia at
approx. 10:10 Hrs. Located some distance from his home in open countryside.
Transferred to Hospital but, sadly, died a few days later. Teams search dog and
handler assisting on the 9th September. 20 Team members attending
this incident. Other Teams involved - Rossendale, Bolton, Calder Valley, Holme
Valley, SARDA and an RAF Sea King Helicopter. (100 Rescue Person Hours)
7. 18th August.
Search. 13.05 Hrs. Lancaster & Morecambe. Team
requested to search for a missing from home male aged 15 years. Describe as
vulnerable and there was some concern over his welfare. Search of open ground,
waste land and fields around Lancaster and Morecambe undertaken. Missing person
was found was found at approx. 19.00 Hrs, safe. (100 rescue Person Hours)
6. 17th August.
Search. 15:30 Hrs. Preston. Team requested to
search Parks and open ground for a missing female. She was found, safe, with a
5. 8th June. Search.
18:00 Hrs. Patterdale, Lake District. An empty
car sparked a search with the Teams SARDA Dog Handler & search dog, Moss,
4. 30th May.
Search.15:30 Hrs. Lake District. An empty tent
was located. The Teams SARDA Dog Handler & search dog, Moss, were involved in
the subsequent search. .
3. 19th May. Search.
09:30 Hrs. Langdale Area, Lake District. The
Teams SARDA Dog Handler & search dog, Moss, were involved in a search for a two
2. 8th May. Search.
11:45 Hrs. Silverdale near Carnforth. A male,
aged 72 reported missing from St. John of God Hospital near Carnforth. A search
of the hospital grounds, surrounding area of farmland and woods was mounted
involving Police, Kendal MSRT and SARDA. He was eventually found at around 18.30
Hrs, alive and suffering from mild hypothermia, by Team members. (360 Rescue
1. 28th February.
Search. 03:30 Hrs. Tower Wood, Lake District.
The Teams SARDA Dog Handler & search dog, Moss, were involved in a search for a
missing youth who had not returned from a night exercise.