Callout Archive:

27 / 06 / 2024

11 ASC Call-out. The team were requested to help police looking for a vulnerable male in Chipping Sodbury. Members searched wooded areas on the outskirt of the town supported by Search Dog Griff from Search and Rescue Dog Association SARDA South Wales into the night. As nothing was found the team returned the following day by searching the woodland again in daylight to increase the probability of detection, plus a common on the west of the town. Nothing was found and we remain ready to help following further police investigations. The team were active for a total of 10 hours.

14 / 06 / 2024

10 ASC Call-out. For a short time duration support was given to Exmoor Search & Rescue Team as there some communication issues between themselves and the police.

02 / 06 / 2024

09 ASC Call-out.  The team were called out to search for high risk male in the Thornbury area. The team was deployed and searching for a short time when it was confirmed by @glospolice that they had located the missing male and he was receiving the support he needed. The team was active for 2 hours.

04 / 05 / 2024

08 ASC Call-out. The team were initially requested to support Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service with a rescue from height in Cheddar Gorge but no action was needed from ASSAR.

12 / 04 / 2024

07 ASC Call-out. Our technical rope rescue team deployed to Cheddar Gorge to 3 persons cragfast.

Working jointly with @dsfireupdates , they were rescued and recovered to the roadside.

11 / 04 / 2024

06 ASC Call-out.  The team were put on standby to assist with evacuation of casualty from an isolated location on the Quantock Hills by Ambulance Service. Advice and support were given remotely and the team stood down.

06 / 04 / 2024

05 ASC Call-out. Our specialist water team deployed to assist @wiltshiresearchandrescue. Sadly the missing person was found deceased and was recovered from the water in a multi-agency operation involving both Mountain Rescue and @lowlandrescue personnel along with Police colleagues.

29 / 03 / 2024

04 ASC Call-out. The team were put on standby to assist with a casualty evacuation. The team were then stood down.

17 / 02 / 2024

03 ASC Call-out. The team was contacted in the early evening following a 999 call from two lost walkers above Cheddar Gorge, in the @mendiphillsnl . The pair had become disorientated with the bad weather, low cloud and onset of darkness. Using the SARLOC system, which sends a message to the recipients mobile phone and when clicked on sends the location back, an Incident Controller from ASSAR was able to identify their location. Sensibly the pair had taken a torch meaning team members were able to locate them quickly and take them back to their vehicle in Cheddar. The walkers were cold/wet and grateful for our assistance. The team was operational for approx 45 minutes.

04 / 01 / 2024

02 ASC Call-out. East Somerset

With a severe weather warning in place and flooding expected, our water team was deployed to a staging post set up at Shepton Mallet Fire Station to respond across east Somerset.

The team remained on standby until the early hours of the morning before our members returned home for a few hours sleep.

We joined resources from:

01 / 01 / 2024

01 ASC Call-out. @aspolice asked for us to go on standby first thing this morning, New Years Day, as they had concerns for a vulnerable missing female in North Bristol. The team stayed on standby for a couple of hours as various other checks were carried out resulting in her being found safe and well.

The team finished 2023 after carrying out 36 callouts. We’re an emergency service staffed by volunteers that rely on fundraising and donations to keep us going.

06 / 09 / 2023

32 ASC Call-out. 6 – 8/9/23 Late in the afternoon on 6/9/23 the team was asked by the @aspolice to help search for a high risk missing male who had left his flat in Bristol and then been seen near Wick. The team searched the surrounding area over the next few days in very hot conditions with superb support from @wiltshiresearchandrescue and @severn_area_rescue_association . Nothing was found and the team has been stood down pending further police investigations. The team was operational for 30 hours across 3 days. We would all like to pass on our thanks to Tracy Park Golf And Country Hotel for their kind generosity.

05 / 09 / 2023

31 ASC Call-out. 5/9/23 The team’s technical rope rescue element went on standby to assist with a climber in Avon Gorge. Avon Fire & Rescue Service rapidly dealt with the incident and the team were stood down after a few minutes.

02 / 09 / 2023

30. ASC Call-out. 2/9/23 The team was asked to go on standby to assist the police in the search for a vulnerable, elderly female with dementia in South Bristol. The woman was located safe and well in a care setting. Team stood down after 1 hour on standby.

22 / 08 / 2023

29 ASC Call-out. 22/8/23 Asked by Avon and Somerset Police to assist in the search for a missing, vulnerable elderly female in South Bristol. Rapidly stood down 15 minutes later as she had been located nearby by the police.

14 / 08 / 2023

28 ASC Call-out. On Monday 14th August @aspolice requested our support in the ongoing search for a missing lady adjacent to the original Severn Bridge. @severn_area_rescue_association and the coastguard had been conducting searches along the estuary and the coastline and we were asked to search inland areas, joined by team members from Severn Area Rescue Association as well.

During the evening Severn Area Rescue Association reported, via HM Coastguard Chepstow and Gloucestershire Constabulary, that a body was on the shoreline near Newnham. This was later sadly confirmed as the missing lady.

This was a tragic outcome and the whole team send their condolences to the family and friends.

The team was operational for 8 hours.

04 / 08 / 2023

26 ASC Call-out. The team were asked to help Avon and Somerset Police in the search for a high risk missing male in the Frome area on 4/8/23. The team searched steep wooded areas and river banks along with Wiltshire Search and Rescue for 7 hours until the police found him safe and well in Frome.

Incident 25. On 2/8/23 the team were called out to the Yeovil for a high risk missing person but rapidly stood down as they were located.

10 / 06 / 2023

21 ASC Call-out. Saturday 10th until Monday 12th June. The team were initially asked by @aspolice on Saturday morning to assist in the search for a vulnerable missing male to the west of Frome. Search teams then worked for a total of 28 hours across the weekend and into Monday searching rivers, woods and countryside. We are pleased to report the missing male was located today (Monday), treated at the scene and moved from the difficult location by search and rescue team members to the waiting ambulance.

We were supported throughout the weekend by our highly skilled and professional colleagues from Search and Rescue Dog Association South Wales @wiltshiresearchandrescue and @exmoorsrt Huge thanks to all of them.

We would also like to say a big thank you to @rapidreliefteam_uk for feeding and watering all the volunteers and police staff that took part in this large search and rescue.

09 / 06 / 2023

20 ASC Call-out. During the evening of Friday 9th June the team were requested by @aspolice and @swas_ft to help move a lady with a broken ankle from difficult ground in the Charterhouse area of the Mendip Hills. The team were able to assist the paramedics on scene, while loading and carrying her with the use of our specially adapted stretcher with a wheel underneath to the ambulance. The team were operational for 1hr and 40 minutes. We wish the lady a speedy recovery and hope she’s back out walking again soon. 

30 / 05 / 2023

17 ASC Call-out. During the evening of 30/5 @aspolice requested support in searching for vulnerable missing person in the Banwell area of North Somerset. Three search teams were deployed including Search Dog Griff from Search and Rescue Dog Association South Wales to cover local woodlands surrounding the town. Nothing was found, as the team were being stood down and returning to control police reported the missing person had been located safely at a nearby property. The team was operational for 3 hours.