North Wales Police contacted NEWSAR following a report of a vulnerable male who was missing from home. A team Search Manager requested further assistance from a SARDA Wales trailing dog, and a dog and handler from our neighbours at Cheshire Search And Rescue attended the scene. Damian and ‘Skye’, supported by two NEWSAR members, followed a positive trail and had a ‘find’ – the missing person was subsequently conveyed to hospital.
NEWSAR assistance was requested to assist the Ambulance Service at a road traffic accident, where a car had left the road at the Old Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen. The vehicle and driver were in a location that was difficult to access, but emergency services at the scene managed to extract the casualty just as NEWSAR members arrived at the scene – one of the Team doctors accompanied the casualty in the ambulance to A&E.
The Team were still travelling to the incident at Horseshoe Pass when another call was received, this time from North Wales Police. NEWSAR members were asked to assist with a search for two 12-year-old boys who were missing in the Llangollen area. Soon after search operations were started the two boys were found safe and well by police officers.
The search operation at Llangollen was still underway when yet another request for assistance was received from North Wales Police to assist with a search for a vulnerable female missing from home in the Deeside area. A NEWSAR Search Manager commenced planning and risk assessment, but happily the woman was found safe and well before the Team was re-deployed from Llangollen.