Callout Archive:

10 / 05 / 2023

16 ASC Call-out. The team was requested to help with the major flooding incident in the Wincanton area of Somerset overnight along with Exmoor Search & Rescue Team and other emergency services.

Team members were operational for nearly 8 hours during the night undertaking a range of search and rescue roles; welfare checks were made on a number of locals in their properties, medical support was delivered to one member of the community, people were moved to safety using floating sleds and a taxi driver and their passenger were also helped.

03 / 05 / 2023

15 ASC Log 138. The team was put on standby at 12.40 and called out at 13.08 to help @aspolice search for a high risk missing person in the Glastonbury area. As team members were arriving the police reported they had located him. Team members were deployed to the scene to administer first aid, a team medic arrived shortly afterwards and was able to deliver more advanced casualty care before he was taken to hospital. Team stood down at 16.26. Our thanks to @exmoorsrt for deploying as well.

16 / 04 / 2023

14 ASC Log 849. 16/4 ASSARs technical rope rescue team was called out at 19.40 to support @aspolice with a high risk vulnerable young male in a quarry. Team members were able to assist officers and negotiators with making the area safe for all involved. The situation was resolved and the male was moved to a safe area in a team vehicle. The team was stood down at 22.11.

07 / 04 / 2023

13 ASC Log 712. The team’s technical rescue element were called out to support Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Avon Fire & Rescue Service at 17.32 on 7/4. A young male was injured and stuck on a steep slope in Cheddar Gorge. He was successfully brought down and handed to South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for treatment and taken to hospital. Team stood down at 19.11.

02 / 04 / 2023

11 ASC Log 928 2/4/23. Team put on standby at 10.43 today and then called out at 10.49 to assist @aspolice with a search for a vulnerable elderly male in the Hartcliffe area of Bristol. Search teams deployed into urban fringe areas and urban parks. No find was made and the team was stood down at 17.20. Shortly afterwards the police confirmed he had been found safe and well in an urban location. Our thanks to Hartcliffe City Farm for letting us base ourselves there. @hartcliffecityfarm 

19 / 03 / 2023

10 ASC Log TBC. On 19/3 Exmoor Search & Rescue Team requested assistance with a callout via South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for a fallen horse rider in the Yeovil area. The team were called out at 15.40 and stood down at 16.55 as the casualty was en route to hospital.

16 / 03 / 2023

09 ASC Log 856. On 16/3 the team were asked to go on standby at 20.28 and then called out at 20.40 to assist @aspolice search for a vulnerable missing person in Weston-super-Mare along with Weston-Super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team. The team were stood down en route at 21.09 due to the background of the missing person. He was subsequently found later safely by the coastguard.

10 / 03 / 2023

08 ASC Log 067. We were contacted by @aspolice requesting help in finding a vulnerable missing person. The team was put on standby at 05.41 then called out at 05.55. As team members were arriving the missing person was located. Team members were able to assist @swas_ft with medical support. Team stood down at 07.34. 

05 / 03 / 2023

07 ASC Log TBC. The team were called by @aspolice at 23.22 on 5/3 for a high risk missing person in the Axbridge area and immediately put on standby. A callout was sent at 00.09 hours and after a targeted search, a casualty was sadly found deceased in the early hours. The team were stood down at 04.58 hours. Our thoughts and condolences are with their family and friends.

28 / 02 / 2023

06 ASC Log 333. On 28/2 Avon and Somerset Police made contact requesting support in the search for a vulnerable, high risk missing female in the North Bristol area around Stoke Park. The team were called out at 09.52 but then rapidly stood down at 10.07 as the female had been located and was receiving medical treatment.

19 / 02 / 2023

05 ASC Log 271. Delighted to have played our part in the search for James. We were called out at 14.27 to search Arnos Vale cemetery, then stood down at 16.35 as he’d been found.

18 / 02 / 2023

04 ASC Log 690. We were contacted by @aspolice to assist with a search for a high risk missing person in the Wrington area of North Somerset on 17/2. The team were put on standby at 19.26 and then called out at 19.47. Three search teams were deployed along paths and wooded areas. Nothing was found during this stage of the search. The team agreed to stand down at 23.51 with the expectation of starting again in the morning. As discussions were taking place with the Force Incident Manager confirmation was made that the missing lady had been found, sadly deceased. A tragedy for her family and friends, we send our condolences to all.

04 / 01 / 2023

01 ASC Log 314. A&S Police contacted the team’s incident controllers for advice concerning a high risk suicidal male in the North Somerset area. The team was put on standby at 17.04.

Advice was provided on likely parking areas where the missing persons mobile phone was signalling. The missing person was believed to be mobile in a car. The team remained on standby until 18.55 when the police confirmed they had located the missing person safely.

27 / 02 / 2022

04 ASC Log No. 361 The team was put on standby at 12.49 following concerns for the welfare of a vulnerable missing person in the Frome area. The team was called out at 13.16. As team members were arriving at the control point police reported that the missing person had been located by themselves safe and well nearby. Team stood down at 14.17.

18 / 02 / 2022

03 ASC Log no 1137 Due to a Red weather warning being issued for Storm Eunice the police opened a SARCELL to coordinate the response between all agencies. ASSAR attended online meetings and had an Incident Controller present at Police HQ from 05.00 until 15.00 to ensure search and rescue teams were deployed in the best way to support other responding agencies. Ultimately the team was not deployed.

17 / 01 / 2022

2 ASC Log no 736 Following a call from a member of the public concerning possible crag fast climbers in Cheddar Gorge ASSARs technical rescue element were put on standby at 17.37. A local team member was able to respond immediately and able to confirm with police on the scene that the climbers were ok and properly equipped to finish their route in the dark. Stand down at 17.43.

05 / 01 / 2022

1 ASC Log no. 900 ASSAR was asked to go on standby by the police following concerns for the welfare of a high risk missing person in the Worlebury Woods area of Weston-super-Mare. The team went on standby at 22.09 and were called out at 22.331. Three search teams deployed into different areas, supported by the police drone team. The missing male was found by police outside the search area and the team was stood down at 02.00.

25 / 12 / 2021

26 ASC Log no. 574. A single team member attended an incident in a quarry near Cheddar to act as liaison with other emergency services to support a vulnerable male in a dangerous situation. The team member was on scene from 18.20 until 20.30.

24 / 12 / 2021

25 ASC Log no. 578. ASSAR was requested to search for a vulnerable missing female in Blaise Castle Estate by the police. The team was put on standby at 17.42 and then called out at 17.53. Steep wooded areas were searched while a drone from Avon Fire and Rescue flew above. With the help of the drone a search party was directed into an area and found the missing lady. Team members, along with paramedics provided pre-hospital care but sadly this was not successful. Our thoughts are with the family and friends. Team stood down at 21.55.

11 / 12 / 2021

24 ASC Log no. 138 ASSAR was requested to go on standby by the police at 8.54 to assist in a search for a vulnerable missing female in the Weston-super-Mare area. The team remained on standby while the police followed other lines of enquiry and were stood down at 10.21 as the missing person was located.