Search exercise with North Wales Police

On Sunday we hosted a joint training event between NEWSAR and Police Search Advisers (POLSA) from North Wales Police to help both organisations to work even better together. The exercise involved the search for a “missing fell runner”.
The POLSA and NEWSAR Search Managers planned the search and then NEWSAR teams deployed with POLSAs embedded with each group to show how we work on the ground. This resulted in the search successfully locating our rescue dummy a few hours later.
There was plenty of learning on search methods and we also had the opportunity to demonstrate several IT systems used for planning, recording and reporting.
A useful day for both organisations.

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Missing person search in Neston

NEWSAR team members assisted Cheshire Police and Cheshire Search and Rescue over two days in the search for a woman missing from the Neston area.

NEWSAR volunteers covered a lot of ground in rural areas around Neston, during 230 hours of NEWSAR team member activity.

Unfortunately a body was found on the 21st someway out of the main search area.

Cheshire Police made the following statement.

Date published: 21st April 2018 2.32pm

Officers searching for a missing pensioner in the Wirral have discovered a body.

The body was found shortly before 10.45am today, Saturday 21 April 2018, near to Sealand Army Rifle range not far from Shotwick lake.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, although the body is believed to be that of Jean Lloyd, aged 77, who was last seen on Tuesday 17 April.

Jean’s family have been informed of the discovery and they are currently being supported by specialist officers.

Inspector Dan Greenhalgh, Cheshire Police’s Critical Incident Manager, said: “At this stage we believe the body to be that of Jean and I understand the local community will be upset by this development.

“Our thoughts remain with the family and specialist support remains in place while we establish the identity of the body.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the search, including members of the public.”

At this stage the circumstances of the death are not believed to be suspicious.”

NEWSAR team members send our condolences to the family and friends of Jean Lloyd.

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Injured girl in Wepre Park

A young girl was injured in a fall in Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay and was stuck down an embankment.  There were also some other young girls who were stuck but uninjured.
North Wales Police officers were able to extract the group just as our first team members arrived.  A NEWSAR team member who is a paramedic checked over the young girl and she was then assisted to the car park and handed on to a crew from the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.

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We’re pleased to say that we have heard that the casualties father was asked about her condition the next day and said “Just bumps and bruises and a bloody big scare.”

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Two lost on Moel Famau

Two young women became lost on Moel Famau and found themselves in a forested area a long way from the road when it went dark.  The team used the SARCLOC rescue mobile phone location system to identify where they were.  It was then a simple task to drive to their location in one of our Landrovers and pick them up to go back to their vehicle.

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