Frequently Asked Questions

4 February 2017  |  News, Training & Events

 

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Wiltshire Search and Rescue Operational team on a search exercise

We have a new members’ information evening taking place on Wednesday 15th March at the Cheese Hall, Town Hall, Devizes.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the team then please read our Frequently Asked Questions page before applying. We’re always looking for dedicated, committed volunteers but before you contact us, take a look at what you’ll be signing up to.

 

2017-07 Standby Swindon

Thursday 26th January 2017

Team placed on Standby at 21:00 by Wiltshire Police for a possible missing person search in Swindon.

Team weren’t deployed and Standby cancelled at 22:40 pending further Police enquiries.

2017-06 Callout Highworth

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Called out at 05:30 by Wiltshire Police to conduct a search operation for a high risk missing elderly man with dementia in the Highworth area.

Fortunately the gentleman was found by the Ambulance Service and treated for hypothermia. Team stood down at 05:50.

New Members’ Evening

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Date for your diary – we’re holding an information evening for people interested in volunteering for us. It will be on Wednesday 15th March and if you’d like further details once they’re finalised, then please email membership@wilsar.org.uk

2017-05 Standby Amesbury

Sunday 22 January 2017

Placed on standby by Wiltshire Police at 01:55 to search for a suicidal male in the Amesbury/Salisbury area.

Stand down ordered at 03:00 as young man was located by Police.

2017-04 Berkshire assist callout

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Team’s assistance requested at 13:30 by Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue to search for a missing man near Newbury.

Stood down at 15:10 when the man was located and deployed members returned home by 17:00.

2017-03 Standby Lacock

Sunday 15th January 2017

Team place on standby at 20:10 to assist Wiltshire Police with a missing female with mental health problems in the Lacock area.

Search Manager was deployed to the scene to liase with Police. Missing lady was located by police shortly after and standby cancelled at 21:15.

2017-02 Callout Box continued

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Search resumed at 18:30 for missing lady in Box, Corsham.

Search supsended at 01:30 pending further Police investigation.

Kind thanks to all who brought snacks and drinks to the search area on this cold evening.

UPDATE – Thursday 5th January 2017

Sadly, at 10:45 this morning, the body of a woman was found who Wiltshire Police believe to be this missing lady. Our thoughts are with her friends and family.

2017-01 Callout Box

Monday 2nd January 2017

Team placed on standby by Wiltshire Police at 18:55 to search for a missing lady in Box near Corsham. Team deployed at 19:30.

Search suspended at 03:00 pending further Police investigation.

During the search, three WILSAR members were first on-scene to a road traffic collision. A motorcyclist had left the road and crashed into a hedge/ ditch on a fast A road, and was trapped under his bike. Luckily his brake light was not smashed, and our volunteers spotted the red glow in the darkness.

All Team members receive training in casualty care. Prior to two ambulances arriving, they were able to use their skills and experience to perform a primary assessment, free him and start inital treatment whilst Wiltshire Police provided scene safety.

2016-50 Callout Westbury

Friday 30th December 2016

Team called out at 10:10 to search for a missing man with a mental health condition in the Westbury area.

Team stood down at 18:10 when missing man made contact with Wiltshire Police.