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)
Langden Castle in the heart of our area.