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1990 Incidents, Call Outs and Other Events

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 Hours)

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.

9. 29th September. Search.09:00 Hrs. Whittingham Hospital, Goosnargh near Preston. 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 relative.

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, assisting.

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 missing males.

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 Person Hours)

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.

 









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