25 / 09 / 2016
19 ASC Log no. ASSAR was put on standby at 18.02 following a request from the police. The request for assistance concerned a high-risk missing female in the Thornbury area north of Bristol. We were called out at 18.14. Over 20 specialist search technicians began searching farmland and woods accompanied by the police. The stand-down came at 19.59 as the missing person had returned safely.
20 / 09 / 2016
18 ASC Log no. 054 ASSAR was called out to assist the police at 04.34 as an elderly lady suffering dementia had gone missing from her home in the Congresbury area. Police dogs, D&S Fire & Rescue and ourselves deployed into different search areas. A member of the public, supported by one of our search teams located the lady on a farm track. ASSAR members provided casualty care as the lady was suffering the effects of being outside for most of the night, while a team 4×4 was brought in to take the lady to waiting paramedics. ASSAR was stood down at 07.00.
03 / 09 / 2016
17 ASC Log 989 (Continuation from 27/8/16) ASSAR support was requested again by police to search new areas around Wellington for Paul Hyam. The team was called out at 07.16. Search teams covered farmland and streams south of Wellington in conjunction with Exmoor SRT and the police mounted division. Nothing further was found and the team was stood down at 17.37 pending further police investigations.
31 / 08 / 2016
16 ASC log no. 954 ASSARs technical rescue team were called out at 20.12 following reports of a fallen climber in the Avon Gorge. Sadly the climber was killed by the fall. ASSAR members remained on the scene working alongside partner emergency services to recover the fallen climber. The team was stood down at 22.33.
30 / 08 / 2016
15 ASC log no. 771 ASSAR was put on standby at 18.59 by police requesting specialist search assistance for a high risk male in Highbridge. The team was called out at 19.21. Members searched water margins and wasteland until they were stood down at 23.44 with nothing found.
28 / 08 / 2016
14 ASC log no. 989 Police initially contacted ASSAR on 27/8/16 requesting assistance with a search for a high risk male but due to the location in Wellington this was handed to Exmoor SRT. Due to the wide area required to be searched ASSAR was contacted on 28/8/16 asking to provide support to the Exmoor team. ASSAR members were put on standby at 10.40 and then called out at 11.23. Several members were deployed to assist in the search. Woodland and farmland was covered as part of this multi-agency search. ASSAR was stood down at 16.57 pending further developments.
26 / 08 / 2016
13 ASC Log 1097 Police contacted the ASSAR requesting assistance with a search for a high risk female in the Priddy area on the Mendip Hills. The team was put on standby at 07.48 as a team member developed a search plan with the police. The missing female was located and the team member, accompanied by police, provided first aid until paramedics arrived. The team was stood down at 08.13.
12 / 08 / 2016
12 ASC Log no. 151 The Police requested ASSARs assistance in searching for a young vulnerable male in Ashton Court where the Balloon Fiesta was taking place. The team was called out at 00.21. The missing person was found by police on a nearby road and the team was stood down at 00.49.
10 / 08 / 2016
11 ASC Log no. 1035 The Police contacted ASSAR with concerns over a high risk missing person in the Frome area. The team was called out at 10.51. At 12.16 the team was stood down as the missing person was found by a member of the public and been taken to hospital.
07 / 08 / 2016
10 ASC Log no. 0869 ASSAR was contacted by the police requesting assistance searching for a missing lady in her 70s in the Somerton area. The team were called out at 15:10 and made their way to the RV. At 16:24, just as members were deploying, the team was stood down as the lady was found safe and well by the Police.
23 / 07 / 2016
09 ASC Log no. 1306 ASSAR was put on standby at 14.22 concerning a high risk male in the Martock area of South Somerset, and called out at 14.37. A team was deployed into the River Parrett to search supported by a water margin search in other locations. Nothing was found and the team was stood down at 21.00 pending further police investigations.
18 / 07 / 2016
08 ASC Log no. 478 ASSARs assistance was requested by the police at 19.01 to search for a high risk missing male in the Larkhill area of Bath. ASSAR was put on standby and called out at 19.41. Specialist search teams were deployed into woodland and farmland areas until 22.30. ASSAR remained on standby during the night and were called back out at 11.00 on 19/7 to continue the search. The missing person was located deceased in woodlands. ASSAR assisted the police and ambulance service with the scene until being stood down at 16.54.
12 / 07 / 2016
07 ASC log no 656. The police contacted ASSAR concerning reports that a saddled horse had been seen without a rider in the Ashton Court area. ASSAR was called out at 17.04 but put on standby at 17.12 until further clarification had been made via police enquiries. ASSAR was stood down at 17.48.
03 / 07 / 2016
06 SWAST requested ASSAR be put on standby to assist moving an injured male in Dundry, Bristol at 16:06. The team was stood down at 16.10 as the situation had been dealt with.
19 / 06 / 2016
05 ASC Log No. ASSAR was requested to go on standby at 08:19 by the police concerning an elderly male missing in the Newton St. Loe area near Bath. The team was called out at 09:26 and asked to search woodland and farmland. ASSAR also deployed Swiftwater Rescue Technicians to search a large stream running through the valley. ASSAR was stood down at 14:48 after the missing male was located in a nearby housing estate.
17 / 04 / 2016
04 ASSAR was put on standby concerning a missing young male in Bath at 13.59. This took place while ASSARs Technical Team were training in Avon Gorge with colleagues from Avon & Somerset Police who handled the liaison. At the same time the police helicopter had been called out and helped locate the child. The team was stood down at 14.30hrs.
04 / 04 / 2016
03 ASC Log No. 0291 ASSAR was contacted by Avon & Somerset Police concerning a missing 13 year old male, James Whalley from the village of Holcombe on the Mendip Hills. The team was called out at 14.39 to search quarries and woodland around the village. ASSAR search specialists continued into the night and with the search being suspended at 22.23 on the expectation of returning the next day. The team was called back out to commence searching other areas on 5/4/16, shortly after this police made contact confirming the young male had been found safe and well. ASSAR was formally stood down at 09.34.
18 / 02 / 2016
02 ASC Log No. 269 At 11.32 Avon & Somerset Police contacted ASSAR requesting assistance as a female and two young children were reported stuck on the cliffs, behind one of the rock-safety catch nets in Cheddar Gorge. A limited number of ASSAR members in the immediate area were deployed while the rest of the Tech team were put on standby. The members attended the scene alongside other emergency services as the people were moved to safety. The team was stood down at 12.05.
29 / 01 / 2016
01 ASC Log No. 182. Avon & Somerset Police contacted ASSAR at 15.09 requesting assistance with a search for a missing young female in the Radstock area. The team were called out at 15.40 following discussions with the police and were to be tasked with searching disused railway lines and other rural areas. The missing person was located safe and well as the team were en route at 16.30.
03 / 11 / 2015
25 ASC Log no. 819 03/11/15 Avon & Somerset Police contacted ASSAR concerning a missing 16 year old in the Cheddar area. ASSAR was put on standby at 10.34 while the police gathered further intelligence. ASSAR was then called out at 11.56 to undertake a search of countryside and woodland near Cheddar. Three teams of search specialists, accompanied by police officers, were deployed while Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service searched waterways in the area. ASSARs teams then moved to search the paths around the top of Cheddar Gorge. One team covered the cliff tops on the southern side, supported by other members and police covering the open areas at the top, while a second team moved along the path on the northern cliff top. Pending further police investigations ASSAR was ready to resume searching again the following morning.
04/11/15 ASSARs technical rope team was put on standby at 14.48 the next day to possibly assist police with moving the body of a young male from the slopes of Cheddar Gorge. Two team members went to the gorge to provide technical advice and assistance. No further resources were required. ASSAR was stood down at 20.57.