The last day of 2011 proved to be a busy one, with three callouts in the early hours of this morning! The team has been called out 60 times this year, to assist Wiltshire Police and other surrounding ALSAR teams.
Put on standby by Wiltshire Police for a male despondent in the Swindon area.
Callout for previously located male. Located by one of our teams within 2 hours.
Callout for male despondent in Semmington area, Located by Police prior to team arrival.
Put on standby by Wiltshire Police for a missing 96 year old male in Savernake Forest. Located prior to team deployment.
Callout in Chippenham area for a 64 year old male. Located within 3 hours by one of our teams who gave emergency first aid, prior to transfer to hospital.
Yesterday evening, 32 WILSAR members received specialist public highway search training, supported by Wiltshire Police’s Health & Safety Advisor. With the majority of searches being carried out during the hours of darkness at this time of year, this important training involved the use of coloured torches and additional hi-viz clothing. Our thanks to Sarah at Wiltshire Police for her support.
Callout to assist HANTSAR in the Winchester area for a missing 48 year old male. Stood down after 4 hours of searching.
Put on standby by Wiltshire Police at Staverton Marina in Trowbridge for despondent 26 year old Male. Misper located safe and well prior to team deployment.