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Callouts 2018

Monday, 16 July 2018 12:20

Missing ladies with dementia spark searches in Exeter and Paignton

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Missing ladies with dementia spark searches in Exeter and Paignton

Callout 23/2018 - Exeter. 21:57 16th July 2018

Dartmoor Rescue were called out just before 10 pm last night to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with the search for an elderly lady with severe dementia missing in Exeter.

She wandered out of her care centre and we were called to search the open grassy and parkland areas in the vicinity. On arrival, we received notification of possible sightings well outside of the planned search areas and a team was deployed into the Exwick area. After approx two hours the Police received a call informing them that a confused lady had knocked on the door of a residential property and the family asked her in and alerted the Police. The team were stood down and all ended well.

The team were stood down just before midnight.

Callout 24/2018 - Paignton. 13:41 9th August 2018

A second callout for an elderly lady with advanced dementia, this time in Paignton.

Devon and Cornwall Police resources were stretched Policing the Boardmasters event in Newquay and required our help to locate the lady who was missing from her home address. She was last seen by her husband in their back garden at 10:30hrs The team was requested to RV at the Clennon Valley Leisure centre and to search the large wooded and open areas in Clennon Valley. 

Fortunately, she was located by Devon and Cornwall P{olice, believed to be safe and well, whilst we were on our way to the RV and the team were stood down.

Standby 4/2018 - Shipley Bridge. 12:55 13th August 2018

The team were called at 12:55 and put on standby. A missing person called Police having 'turned right at the Avon Dam and lost the path'.

Police deployed a helicopter. and we deployed our former Team Leader Rob. The missing person wisely gave up and called the Police and stated that they had found themselves. This was a good thing and the team were taken off stand by.   




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