20 / 01 / 2017
04 ASC Log no. 439 Following concerns over the welfare of a vulnerable missing male in the Chard area the team was asked to be put on standby by the police at 14.57 to support Exmoor SRT who had been involved during the day. ASSAR was then called out at 16.11. As part of a large, coordinated search effort ASSAR parties searched fields south of Chard until being stood down at 21.49 pending further information from the police. The vulnerable male was located during the night.
14 / 01 / 2017
03 ASC Log no. 966 ASSAR was put on standby at 09.22 following a request from the police about a high risk missing female in the Woolavington area. Following the planning phase the team was called out at 10.43. Specialist search parties deployed into farmland as part of the broader search effort for the missing female. ASSAR was stood down at 17.45. The police reported the female was found later that evening.
04 / 01 / 2017
02 ASC Log no. ASSAR was contacted at 02.16 by the police concerning a vulnerable male who was missing. As the incident was on the edge of the Quantock Hills it was passed to Exmoor Search & Rescue Team. No further action was required from ASSAR.
02 / 01 / 2017
01 ASC Log no. 346 The police contacted ASSAR with concerns over a high risk female in the Fishponds area of Bristol. The team was put on standby at 17.33 and called out at 17.59 to the Oldbury Court Park area. ASSAR search parties deployed into the woodlands and ASSARs Swiftwater Rescue Technicians searched the banks of the River Frome. Nothing was found and the team was stood down at 21.24 pending further information.
29 / 12 / 2016
26 ASC Log no. 127 The police requested assistance with a search for a missing person suffering from dementia in the Keynsham area. ASSAR was put on standby at 09.17 hrs. At 09.59 the team was stood down as the missing person had been found safe and well.
28 / 12 / 2016
25 ASC Log 115 ASSAR Incident Controllers were contacted by police at 09.20 concerning an elderly dementia patient in the centre of Bristol. The missing person was located during the planning stage and no further action was required.
22 / 12 / 2016
24 ASC Log no. 188 The team was put on standby at 10.22 following a request from the police to search for a high risk vulnerable male in the Southmead area of Bristol. Following search plan discussions with the police the team was called out at 10.39. As the members were getting ready to deploy the missing male was located safe and well. The team was stood down at 12.18
18 / 12 / 2016
23 Avon & Somerset Police contacted the team to request support for an ongoing search on Exmoor. Exmoor Search and Rescue Team had been out overnight searching for a missing 69yo lady. The team was put on standby at 08.44 and then called out at 09.10. The RNLI located the lady on the coastline with a head injury but otherwise well. The team was stood down at 09.57.
26 / 11 / 2016
22 ASC Log 620 The police contacted the team concerning a bankside search in Bath. The team was put on standby at 09.45 as search plans with other agencies were developed. The team was called out at 10.30 but stood down at 10.50 as the Fire and Rescue Service had located the body of the missing male.
21 / 10 / 2016
21 ASC Log no. 320 ASSARs assistance was requested by the police to help in the search for a high risk missing male. The team was put on standby at 12.51 and called out at 12.55 to carry out a search of Stockhill Forest on the Mendip Hills. Team members rapidly deployed with police on scene. The missing person was located in the forest by an officer. ASSAR members assisted police with the casualty scene, guiding in resources, extrication and collection of evidence at height. The team was stood down at 19.41hrs.
11 / 10 / 2016
20 ASC log no. 457 Avon & Somerset Police requested the assistance of ASSAR following concerns over a missing elderly gentleman in east Bristol area. ASSAR was put on standby at 16.03 and then called out at 16.28. Search specialists were deployed into urban parks along with the police and police helicopter. The missing person was found safe and well and returned to his family following assessment by a paramedic. ASSAR was stood down at 18.44.
25 / 09 / 2016
19 ASC Log no. 483 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.