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    Callouts 2017

    Wednesday, 05 July 2017 23:44

    Multi agency search for lady with dementia in Torquay

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    CALLOUT 20/2017 - 18:13 5th July 2017

    The team were called out to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with the search for an elderly lady with dementia who had gone missing in Torquay earlier in the day. The lady was last seen near the Babbacombe Cliff Railway and our volunteers plus Torbay Coastguard were deployed to cover areas around the cliffs radiating out from the point last seen.

    Dart02 the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton incident control vehicle on site at Babbacombe Model Village

    Shortly after deploying the lady was found by a Police officer outside our search area safe and well and all agencies were stood down and we returned to our training session at Haytor Rocks.

    Standby: 26th July 09:33  Shortly after 09:30 am on the 26th July, the team was placed on standby for a callout to assist in a missing person search at Paignton. Further Police investigations throughout the morning lead to the person being found safe and well on a nearby beach at around 13:20 and the team were subsequently stood down.

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