Callout Archive:

03 / 02 / 2018

05 ASC Log no. 518 At 14.00 a request from the ambulance service came via the police requesting assistance with a casualty above the cliffs in Cheddar Gorge. The team was put on standby and members local to Cheddar were directly requested at 14.08. The members helped load the casualty who was then moved to a roadside site for transport to hospital. The team was stood down at 15.44

02 / 02 / 2018

04 ASC Log no. 361 At 15.14 ASSAR was contacted the police with a request to assist in an incident involving a deceased climber in the Avon Gorge. Due to the nature of the request only  a  limited response from ASSAR was required at the scene. The original standby was sent at 15.30 with the team stood down at 17.13.

30 / 01 / 2018

03 ASC log no. 118829/1 ASSAR was put on standby at 01.56 following a request from the police concerning a vulnerable missing female near Yeovil. During search planning with the police nad ASSAR incident controllers the missing person returned to a safe place and ASSAR was stood down at 02.25.

15 / 01 / 2018

02 ASC Log no. 788 ASSAR was put on standby at 20.42 to assist police searching for a missing elderly male in the Emersons Green area of Bristol.  The team were called out at 21.02. At 21.19 the team were stood down as the male had been located safe and well.

03 / 01 / 2018

01 ASC Log no. 098 ASSARs Incident Controllers were contacted by the police regarding a male entering a river east of Bath. Discussions took place but no immediate action was required pending further police investigations.

28 / 12 / 2017

26 ASC Log no. 133 ASSARs technical rope rescue team were put on standby at 15.11 and then called out at 15.16 to assist the ambulance service with a walker who had broken their ankle above Cheddar Gorge. Members worked with the other emergency services to safely move the casualty to a roadside and waiting ambulance and then were stood down at 16.34

13 / 12 / 2017

25 ASC Log no. 260 ASSAR was asked to go on standby at 11.28 by the police to help locate  a young missing male in the Pill area west of Bristol. The missing male was located shortly afterwards by HM Coastguard and the team was stood down at 11.57

15 / 11 / 2017

24 ASC Log no. 1044 ASSAR was contacted by the police concerning a cliff search in the Avon Gorge for a missing person. ASSARs Tech team was called out at 20.56 . It was decided at 21.25 that no further resources were required and the team was stood down.

13 / 11 / 2017

23 ASC Log no. 0359 The police asked for ASSAR to help in the search for a young missing female in North Bristol. ASSAR went on standby at 14.53 but was then stood down at 15.14 as she was located.

10 / 11 / 2017

22 ASC Log no. 0525 Police contacted ASSAR concerning reports of a male entering a river near Bridgwater. ASSAR went on standby at 16.07 while discussions took place with the police then was called out at 16.25 for a search using our Swiftwater Rescue Technicians and bankside search trained personnel. As team members were arriving the police located the male in another location and the team was stood down at 17.16.

03 / 11 / 2017

21 ASC Log no. 0915 ASSARs Tech rope rescue team was asked by the police to respond with other emergency services to locate a despondent male in the Avon Gorge. The team was put on standby at 20.50 then called out at 21.00. As the team leader arrived on scene a decision was made that others were not required and the team stood down at 21.16.

28 / 10 / 2017

20 ASC Log no. 508 ASSAR was put on standby at 17.45 following contact by the police with concerns for the welfare of a high risk missing person in the Snuff Mills area of Bristol. ASSAR was called out at 18.05. Search teams were being deployed into the wooded valley and parkland areas when police confirmed they had located the missing individual outside of the search area. The team was stood down at 20.16.

28 / 10 / 2017

19 ASC Log no. 0513 ASSAR was contacted by the police at 12.29 regarding walkers in a gully in the East Harptree area of the Chew Valley. The situation resolved itself while ASSAR was discussing the incident with the police and no action was required.

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.