Callout Archive:

12 / 10 / 2017

18 ASC Log no. 1220 ASSARs technical rescue team was requested at 01:21 by the police in Avon Gorge to assist with a missing person search. The situation was resolved and the team stood down at 03:28.

18 / 09 / 2017

17 ASC Log no. 368 ASSAR was contacted by the police at 20:39 concerning a high missing person in woodland near Clutton. The team was put on standby but then stood down at 20:53 as the situation had been resolved.

26 / 07 / 2017

16 ASC Log no. 1000 The police contacted ASSAR concerning a missing 60year old male suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. ASSAR was put on standby at 08.34 while search planning discussions were held with the police. The team was called out at 09.29 to meet in Yate. Search specialists deployed into farmland and woodland areas as part of the wider effort to locate the missing person. Following a sighting from a member of the public the missing person was located on farmland. The team assisted with moving the casualty to a safe location and handing him over for medical care. ASSAR was stood down at 15.10.

 

15 / 07 / 2017

15 ASC Log no. 281 At 09.49 ASSAR was put on standby following a request from the police to help with a search for a despondent female from Meare, near Glastonbury. The team was called out at 10.18 to assist. Search specialists were deployed into a variety of areas south of Meare that cover the large wetlands of Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve. Police on foot and with dogs and horses focussed on areas to the north of the village. At 19.33 all members were stood down to allow for rest. At 07.42 on Sunday 16th July the team was called out to continue the search. The search remained focussed on the water courses and margins of the area. At 11.57 the team was stood down after the missing female was located safe and well having returned to the area from nearby Glastonbury.

06 / 07 / 2017

14 ASC Log no. 1389 ASSAR was contacted by the police with concerns over a vulnerable missing male in Clevedon who had not returned home since 19.00 the previous evening (05/07). ASSAR was put on standby at 04.14 then called out at 04.22. Search specialists were sent into wooded areas with steep ground in coastal areas, working adjacent to Clevedon Coastguard search teams. Public parks, graveyards and river banks were also searched. A request for further team members was sent at 10.14. Police dog units, horses, helicopter and officers on foot worked in a coordinated way with our teams and the Coastguard. ASSAR was stood down 13.10 pending further police investigations. The missing gentleman was located later that day in Clevedon and taken to hospital for checks.


01 / 07 / 2017

13 ASC Log 599 ASSAR was asked to go on standby at 16.13 following concerns that two young males were missing in the Odd Down area of Bath. As the team members were responding with their availability the missing subjects were found and the team stood down at 16.20.

22 / 05 / 2017

12 ASC Log no. 957 ASSAR was put on standby at 19.27 following reports of an injured person in Cheddar Gorge. ASSARs technical rope recue element was called out at 19.39. Team members assisted the other emergency services as a male with a broken ankle and his climbing partner was moved to safety. The team was stood down at 23.29.

14 / 05 / 2017

11 ASC Log no. 55 ASSAR was asked to go on standby at 03.54 by Avon & Somerset Police following concerns for the welfare of a missing male in the Brean area. The team was then called out at 04.17 to work alongside the Coastguard. As the situation was evolving it was decided to stand down ASSAR at 04.43. The missing male was located safe and well at 07.07.

25 / 04 / 2017

10 ASC Log no. 214 The police initially contacted ASSAR at 09.06 concerning Anna Lewis, a missing nurse from the North Bristol area. Search planning and information gathering followed for most of the day. The team was then put on standby at 15.46 then called out at 17.05 as locations had been identified where our specialist search skills could be used to help the wider investigation. Search teams deployed into overgrown woodland areas. ASSAR was stood down at 20.50 pending further information from the police. The missing lady was located the next day safe and well in North Devon.

ASSAR Casllout Log 214

19 / 04 / 2017

09 ASC Log no. 573 ASSAR was put on standby at 14.33 then called out at 15.03 following reports of a woman stuck above the cliffs in Cheddar Gorge. Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and ASSAR conducted a hasty search along the cliff tops until a member of her family was located. The woman was uninjured in a steep gully having gone down to locate her dog. DSFRS moved the woman and injured dog to the cliff top while two members of ASSAR provided local knowledge. ASSAR was stood down at 16.40.

ASSAR rescue Cheddar Gorge

05 / 04 / 2017

08 ASC log no. 165 ASSAR was asked to go on standby at 10.58 by the police following concerns over a missing adolescent female in the Berrow area. The police requested and were supported at the scene by one of ASSARs search advisors along with other agencies. The coastline was searched by the Coastguard but ASSAR was not required to deploy searchers. The team was stood down at 13.23. The missing female was found safe and well in Taunton on 06/04/17.

13 / 03 / 2017

07 ASC Log no. 671 ASSAR was asked to go on standby at 17.56 following concerns for a high-risk young male in Bristol. As the planning and investigation developed ASSARs attendance was not needed and the team was stood down at 22.06.

10 / 03 / 2017

06 Avon & Somerset Police contacted the team requesting assistance with a search for a missing male in the Glastonbury/Street area. The team was put on standby at at 10.52 then called out at 12.56. Four search party’s began to search farmland and water margins. The body of the missing male was located in water within the search area. ASSAR members assisted the police at the scene and recovered the body to a safe area. The team was stood down at 16.26.

04 / 03 / 2017

05 Our rope rescue ‘Tech’ team was called out at 16.20 to assist other emergency services move a female with lower leg injuries from Cheddar Gorge. Team members carried her down to the road side and to the waiting ambulance. The team was stood down at 17.25.

20 / 01 / 2017

04 ASC Log no. 439 Following concerns over the welfare of a vulnerable missing male in the Chard area the team was asked to be put on standby by the police at 14.57 to support Exmoor SRT who had been involved during the day. ASSAR was then called out at 16.11. As part of a large, coordinated search effort ASSAR parties searched fields south of Chard until being stood down at 21.49 pending further information from the police. The vulnerable male was located during the night.

14 / 01 / 2017

03 ASC Log no. 966 ASSAR was put on standby at 09.22 following a request from the police about a high risk missing female in the Woolavington area. Following the planning phase the team was called out at 10.43. Specialist search parties deployed into farmland as part of the broader search effort for the missing female. ASSAR was stood down at 17.45. The police reported the female was found later that evening.

04 / 01 / 2017

02 ASC Log no.  ASSAR was contacted at 02.16 by the police concerning a vulnerable male who was missing. As the incident was on the edge of the Quantock Hills it was passed to Exmoor Search & Rescue Team. No further action was required from ASSAR.

02 / 01 / 2017

01 ASC Log no. 346 The police contacted ASSAR with concerns over a high risk female in the Fishponds area of Bristol. The team was put on standby at 17.33 and called out at 17.59 to the Oldbury Court Park area. ASSAR search parties deployed into the woodlands and ASSARs Swiftwater Rescue Technicians searched the banks of the River Frome. Nothing was found and the team was stood down at 21.24 pending further information.

29 / 12 / 2016

26 ASC Log no. 127 The police requested assistance with a search for a missing person suffering from dementia in the Keynsham area. ASSAR was put on standby at 09.17 hrs. At 09.59 the team was stood down as the missing person had been found safe and well.

28 / 12 / 2016

25 ASC Log 115 ASSAR Incident Controllers were contacted by police at 09.20 concerning an elderly dementia patient in the centre of Bristol. The missing person was located during the planning stage and no further action was required.