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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:07

Search for missing elderly man in Galmpton

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Search for missing elderly man in Galmpton

The team were called at 23:00 to search for a missing elderly man in the Galmpton area of South Devon. Team members searched throughout the night in gale force winds before handing over to Plymouth colleagues to continue the search. The gentleman was found by a dog team from SARDA SW and was unfortunately deceased.

Our condolances are with the family.

Press reports

A report from www.thisissdevon.co.uk dated Thursday December 22nd reported on the event as follows:

“AN extensive search and rescue operation for a missing Kingsbridge man was called off after his body was found at an isolated spot near his home.

Police grew concerned for the welfare of 86-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer Bernard Swann who had been missing for several days from home in the Coombe Park area of Galmpton, near Kingsbridge.

The police helicopter, coastguards and the Dartmoor Rescue Group were involved in an extensive search of the Kingsbridge area and coast.

The two-day search was called off on Friday, December 16, after the body of Mr Swann, who was not able to walk long distances, was found near his home.

Next of kin were informed and police were awaiting formal identification.”

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