Friday 29th January 2016
Called out at 11:45 to search for a despondent male in the Melksham area.
Teamm stood down at 17:45 as the man was located.
Thursday 7th January 2016
Today, three members of WILSAR took part in Exercise Opus Resilience, a multi-agency table top exercise simulating a Mass Casualty Incident.
WILSAR Chair, Gail Leaman, Adrian Sawyer and Sandra Penfold, all trained Search Managers, joined teams of senior officers from the Police, Ambulance Service, Fire & Rescue, NHS hospitals, Environment Agency, Military and Search and Rescue to rapidly process information reports and decide response plans.
Whilst we hope that there’ll not be a Major Incident like a plane crash in Wiltshire, training and preparation is key to being able to respond.
Tuesday 5th January 2016
Called out at 02:30 to assist Wiltshire Police in the search for a vulnerable 63 year old lady in Central Swindon.
Searches carried out through the night and Team stood down at 08:30 pending further police enquiries.
*UPDATE* Later that afternoon the missing lady returned home safely having spent the night at a friend’s house.