Wednesday 27th February 2013. Continuation of Hampsire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR) assist in the Frogham area of the New Forest National Park, Hampshire. Three members of WILSAR assisted together with other ALSAR teams and members of the public. Misper located deceased. Teams stood down at approx 1600 hours. WILSAR completed 18 hours of search.
Tuesday 26th February 2013. Called out at 1325 hours to assist Hampshire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR) with the search for a despondent male 17 years of age in the Frogham area of the New Forest National Park, Hampshire. Two members of WILSAR available along with approx 16 members of HANTSAR and HANTSAR dog teams. Search suspended at 1730 hours due to fading light.
Sunday 24th February 2013.
Called out at 0130 hours to assist Wiltshire Police with the search for a despondent 30 year old male in the Salisbury area. Male located safe and well near home address at 0425 hours by WILSAR team. Ten members of WILSAR attended with assistance from Hampshire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR) dog team. Ten person-hours of search completed.
17th February 2013. Welcome and congratulations to Michael Freeguard and Rebecca Freeman on passing their Lowland Search Technician assessments.
Congratulations also to Jon Watson for passing his Lowland Search Team Leader assessment. After attending regular training sessions and a weekend Team Leader training course, Jon is now qualified to lead search teams during operational callouts.
13th February 2013. WILSAR members welcomed Alzheimer’s Support Care Co-ordinator Anna Spear at a recent training evening. Anna explained various types of dementia, described symptoms of the disease and provided advice how to approach and talk with people with dementia. WILSAR is often tasked to search for missing persons with dementia and we thank Anna for visiting us.
Alzheimer’s Support is an independent charity providing practical services to people living at home with dementia and to their family carers in East and West Wiltshire. Further information available at www.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk