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CALLOUTS

 

We have attended 34 callouts (some multiple days in length) to date in 2014 and  attended  56 callouts in 2013

  

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DOG FIND

Beck/Chris F

find missing 84yr old, alzheimers man in woodland near Newby Bridge (03.09.2014)

End of August proves  Busy for the Search dogs.

DOG FIND:

Corrie / Andy P,

Read more on this Callouts, No31. 

 

MAKING THE GRADE

After a busy training weekend in Coniston we are pleased to announce that Dave Howarth (Searchdog Fern) from Kendal MRT and Elly Whiteford (Searchdog Bracken) from Keswick MRT have both been awarded the Green Tag and now join the ranks of fellow Search Dog Handlers on callouts.

Dave Howarth & Fern

(Kendal MRT)

 

Elly Whiteford & Bracken

(Keswick MRT)

 

In addition all the other Training Stages are making excellent progress, with Kath, Mike H and Martin moving up from Stage One to Two.

 

LATEST FINDS

 

The dog teams have had 3 very sucessful days with 2 finds after people had been missing overnight - in both cases the missing person was found safe and well - it is great that our hard training pays off. 

 

29 JUNE 2014

  Callout - Dog Find

Bowland Pennine MRT had been searching the Silverdale area for a missing elderly lady on the evening and early hours of Sunday morning.  They requested additional assistance from Kendal MRT and the Lakes Searchdogs.  The search continued and Searchdog Ani and her handler Bill found the lady safe and well

 

 

28 JUNE 2014

Jamie Cassidy

reaches new heights

 

Today handlers Mick Guy (Ginny) and Andy Peacock (Corrie) were proud to be part of Jamies Hellvelyn assent team. Jamie for the last 2 years has helped to raise money for the Search dogs by climbing a new mountain each year.

2013 he climbed Conistion Old Man, 2014 Hellvelyn and in 2015 he hopes to reach the heights of Scafell Pike.

 

 

 

26 JUNE 2014

Callout - Dog Find 

Penrith team were called to search for a missing 80yr old who had been gone for 12 hours.  Various routes were searched and searchdog Corrie and her handler found the lady in a densely wooded area several hundred metres from a footpath.  She was uninjured and able to return home.

 

 

 

TRAINING DATES

 

2014 

 

13-14 Sept - (Coniston) - Coppermines Hut / BarBQ

 

10-11 Oct (Patterdale) -

Striding Edge Hostel

 

8-9 Nov (Keswick) - Derwentwater Hostel

  

12-13 Dec (Buttermere) - Hassness Hostel 

 

2015

 

31 Jan - 7 Feb (Cairngorm) - Badaguish

 

 

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2014
 
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2015
 
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CALLOUTS ATTENDED

 

A 'Full Page' means that all dog teams were requested to attend;

'Local Dogs Only' means that only the team dogs/neighbouring dogs were requested.

 

Where the Dog Team has a LOCATE - this means that the missing person's location had already been identified (eg lights seen, whistles heard, rough location given to team) and the dog has pinpointed their exact position.

 

Where the Dog Team has a FIND - this means that the missing person's location was not known and the dog found them with no other assistance.

 

For Previous Callouts - Click on the year to view

 

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No

Date/Time

Dogs

Details

Conclusion

35

04 Sept 0007hs


Patterdale, Kendal


Stood Down 0430hrs


Full Page

Search Dogs: Ted, Ani

Search fo a 56yr old, single female walker. Hartsop / High street and Kentmere Areas

Woman was found by MRT after walking along road after having bivvied out overnight.

34

03 Sept 0122hrs

 

Kendal

 

Stood Down 0500hrs

 

Full Page

Search Dogs: Dottie, Ginny, Einich, Keppi and Beck

84yr old male suffering from alzheimers and diabetes was reported missing from home, Staveley in Cartmel, he was last seen with his dog at 2000hrs.

Handlers tasked to search areas around Newby Bridge area. Man found 0348hrs.

Minor injuries, damp, good spirits.Stretcherd from location by MRT

 

DOG FIND: Beck / Chris F

 

33

31 Aug 2257hrs

 

Cockermouth

 

Stood Down 0010hrs

 

Local Dog

Search Dog: Jake

2x Female Coast to Coast walkers were reported overdue from there destination Rosthwaite

Missing people were found by MRT while dog handler was just starting search area in Ennerdale

32

29 Aug 2000hrs

 

Kirkby Stephen / Swaledale

 

Stand Down 2100hrs

 

Full Page

 

Search Dogs: Kitt, Corrie Keppi & Dottie

 

(Belived to be Dottie's 200th search)

A lone female walker on the Coast to Coast reported misplaced in the Nine Standards area

Handlers while on route to search areas spotted a torch light. Guided MRT to its location.

31b

29 Aug 0715hrs

 

Keswick / Langdale / Wasdale / Kendal / Duddon

 

Stand Down 1330hrs

 

Full Page

Search Dogs: Corrie, Einich, Bute, Ani & Keppi

As noted in 31a

31a Continue:

Search areas increased to include the Upper Esk, Moasdale, Little Stand, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags

 

2x males located in their car at ODG by Search Dog Corrie returning from his search task.

 

Males had gone to ground overnight near Green Hole. At dawn had then made their way up and over into Langdale valley


DOG FIND: Corrie / Andy P


31a

28 Aug 2255hrs

 

Keswick / Langdale / Wasdale

 

Off Hill 0600hrs (29.9.14)

 

Local Dogs

Search Dogs: Beck, Ginny, Meg, Skye & Sam

2x 23yr old males called on a mobile phone (poor signal) to report themselves lost and very tired after a walk from ODG, Langdale over to Scafell Pike. Information given stated that they were returning from Scafell. Belived they where somewhere near Crinkle Crags.

Dogs attached to MR Teams during the night battled low cloud, heavy hail/rain and winds of upto 60mph.

 

Search areas of Rosset Gill, Stake Gill, Rosset Crags, Angle Tarn, Grains Gill, Calf Cove, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Allen Crags, Glaramara and Hind Gill were covered.

 

30

02 Aug 0545hrs

 

CRO / Wharfdale / RAF

 

Stood Down 0830hrs

 

Full Page

Search Dogs: Fern, Keppi, Ted, Skye, Sam & Corrie

Long Preston, N Yorks

Contacted to assist CRO to search for 23yr old male with diabetes who had been missing overnight.

 

Male was found sheltering in a local barn by land owner during routine checks.

 

LDMRSDA Dogs had started to search large areas and were recalled once the find had been confirmed.

 

**1st callout** for recently graded dog team Dave H & Fern

 

29

23 July 0425 hrs

 

Tweed Valley MRT / SARDA Southern Scotland

 

Stood Down 0630hrs

 

Full Page

Search Dogs: Beck, Ginny, Corrie & Skye

Newcastleton, Scotish Boarders

14yr old Female missing overnight after a row with sibling

Female located safe and well after sleeping in a disused cottage. 

 

LDMRSDA Dogs Stood Down in en route.

28

13 July 2326hrs

 

Langdale Ambleside MRT / RAF Helicopter

 

 

Stood down 0500hrs 14 July

 

 

Local Dogs

Search Dogs: Ted & Skye

A group of young people were camping at Easdale Tarn, Grassmere as part of an expedition. The group had decided to walk further uphill to watch the sunset.

One of the party became separated from the group and subsequently suffered a fall. He sustained multiple injuries including head, pelvis and arm.

He phoned for help, but was vague on location.  

Team members and search dogs finally located him high on a crag overlooking the tarn. Treated by team members and airlifted to hospital
27

07 July 1800hrs

 

Patterdale MRT / Penrith MRT / Kendal MRT / RAF Boulmer Helicopter

 

Stood down 2030hrs

 

Local Dogs

 

 

Search Dogs;

Ani, Keppi, Dottie, Corrie

A lone 21yr old female walker had contacted police to say that she was lost on the Coast to Coast walk. She could identify a large body of water with a dam (possibly) below her. 

 

The woman was located by MRT safe and well.
26

28/29 June 2030hrs

 

Bowland Pennine

 

Stood down 0230hrs on 29th and restarted 0900hrs 29th - stood down 1330hrs

 

Local Dogs Only

Searchdogs;

Dottie, Skye, Ani, Keppi plus

 

Searchdogs Floss (SARDA E) and Boris (SARDA W)

A 77yr old woman was reported as missing from the Silverdale area

An extentive search of the immediate area was undertaken on the Saturday evening into the early hours of Sunday morning by Bowland Pennine MRT (with dogs Floss, Dottie, Boris and Skye). 

Later Kendal MRT and search dogs (Ani, Keppi and Skye) joined to continue with the search.

The missing lady was FOUND by searchdog Ani and was able to return home.

25

28 June 1430hrs

 

Ogwen Valley MRT

 

Stood down 2030hrs

Searchdog Boris (SARDA Wales trailing dog) backed up by searchdog Dotte Whilst Lakes handler was in Bury area with SARDA Wales handler and navigator - the trailing dog was called to a search for a missing person in Llandudno - the Lakes handler attended to provide additional support and backup to the trailing dogThe trailing dog was able to find a trail from Llandudno town centre to a steep sided area of the Great Orme.  At this time the Lakes dog was not deployed due to steep ground conitions.  The incident remains unresolved at this time
24

27 June 0600hrs

 

Penrith MRT

 

Full Page

 

Stood down 1045hrs

Searchdogs;

Corrie, Ginny, Dottie, Meg, Beck

An 80yr old woman was reported as missing overnight in the Ainstable. The missing lady was FOUND by searchdog Corrie in rough woodland and despite being out overnight was able to return home safe and well.
23

22 June 1830hrs

 

Duddon & Furness MRT

 

Local dogs only

 

Stood down 1840

Searchdog OllieAn 80yr old female with Alzheimers was reported as missing homeThe search was stood down as team members and dog were deploying
22

15 June 0515hrs

 

Penrith MRT

 

Full Page

 

Stood down 0800hrs

Searchdogs;

Dottie, Ted, Ginny, Corrie

 

plus Ani and Meg en route 

At the same time as callout 21, Penrith MRT were asked t deal with an 80year old man suffering with Parkinsons  reported as been missing overnight from a house in CaldbeckAs Penrith and Kirkby MRTs and dog teams were searching the man was founfd by a farmer in his farmyard and taken to hospital
21

15 June 0445hrs

 

Penrith MRT

 

Local Dogs Only

 

Stood down 0515hrs

Searchdog DottieA male fell runner had been reported missing from a fell race in the Shap area from the previous dayThe organisers had failed to record his retirement from the race and had called out the team.  The man was discovered in a B&B by Police as the dog team was enroute
20

9 June 2015hrs

 

Coniston MRT

 

Full page

 

Stood down 2030hrs 

Search Dogs: Einich, Ani & BeckA 70 year old male was reported as missing/overdue in the Coniston area (walking over Coniston Old Man, via Levers water Hawes)The search was stood down whilst the dog teams were en route. Found by MRT onlower section of Walna Scar road.
19

8 June 2046hrs

 

Duddon & Furness MRT

 

Local dogs only

 

Full pages

 

Stood down 2320hrs

Searchdogs;

Skye, Sam, Ani, Bute, Einich, Beck

A 38 year old man was reported as having been missing for 24 hoursHandlers and team members searched wooded ground near to Newby Bridge but the man was reported by Police to be safe and well some time later
18

30 may 2014 1330hrs

 

Initially Patterdale MRT but subsequently Keswick MRT

 

Full page

 

Stood down 2130hrs

Searchdogs;

Beck, Ginny, Meg, Keppi, Ted

Initially Patterdale MRT were alerted by Police to a possible missing person after  a man resident failed to return to hishotel in Patterdale - after 'pinging' the misper's phone it appeared that this placed him near to the Keswick side of the Helvellyn range, and Keswick MRT then took control of the incidentAn extensive search ensued including helicopter support from Greater Manchester Police.  The body of a man was found by the police helicopter in an area of steep ground - FATAL 
17

26 May 1811hrs

 

Langdale Ambleside MRT

 

Local dogs

 

Stood down 1820hrs

Searchdogs;

Beck, Ted, Ginny, Olly

2 girls became separated from their father on Broad Crag The girls were located as the dog teams were getting ready to deploy
16

4 May 1424hrs

 

Coniston MRT

 

Local dogs only

 

Stood down 1500

Searchdog ButeA party of four reported themselves as lost in fog on Coniston Old ManThe search was called off as the party had met up with other walkers and were being escorted off the fell
15

14 April 2230hrs

 

Keswick MRT

 

Full Page

 

Stood down 0330hrs

Searchdogs;

Ginny, Keppi, Beck, Ani, Dottie, Corrie, Olly, Bute

A 69 year old man failed to return after a walk on Scafell from SeathwaiteAfter and extensive search tby a numbr of MRTs and dogs, the body of the missing person was found by Wasdale team members in Piers Gill - FATAL
14

28 April 1212hrs

 

Wasdale MRT

Request for Swift Water Technician handlers only

 

Stood down 1740hrs

Searchdogs;

Olly, Beck, Bute, Skye and Keppi.

 

Dottie on route.

A 76 yr old man reported as missing having been seen

approx. 09:10 with a dog, swimming in the estuary.

Dog was fine.

The missing man had not been located.

 

Conclusion: The missing mans body was discovered weeks later in a tidal section of the river Esk. FATAL

13

18 April 2017hrs

 

Wasdale MRT

Local dogs only

 

Stood Down 2209hrs

Searchdog Olly

Party of 3 got lost on the way down from Scafell Pike but they could see the lake and buildings. They had no torch and were worried about not getting down by dark. They also had NO map, compass, whistle, food or water. They didn't know where they had set off from.

Team and handler were recalled when missing persons phoned from their vehicle. They also got lost whilst driving!
12

6 April 1304hrs

 

Wasdale MRT

Full Page

 

Stood down 1414hrs

Searchdogs;

Ginny, Keppi, Meg and Bute

Walkers reported overdue from night ascent of Scafell Pike (Three Peaks).Found by team members in Hollow Stones.
11a

29 March 0745hrs

 

Keswick MRT

Full page

 

Stood down 1045hrs

Searchdogs;

Ginny, Beck, Keppi, Ted and Sam

Search continued from previous night.Missing person was found below Sharp Edge by team members. FATAL.
11

28 March 2035hrs

 

Keswick MRT

Full page

 

Stood down 0020 Sat

Searchdogs;

Ginny, Beck, Olly, Corrie, Keppi and Meg

Missing 64 year old solo walker failed to return to accommodation.Search stood down after midnight. Missing person not found.
10

28 March 1701hrs

 

LAMRT

Local dogs only

 

Stood down 1739hrs

Searchdogs;

Ted and Kitt

Two people reported as lost on the summit of Bowfell.Handlers recalled as couple made their way down to Three Tarns
9b

29 March 1246hrs

 

LAMRT

Local dogs only

 

Stood down 1505hrs

Searchdogs;

Ted and Skye

At request of Cumbria police; To revisit and search Ghyll from Steam boat Museum to Lake Road. To search in daylight as previously searched at night. Also supporting two Swift Water Technician from team

The missing person had not been located (9b)

 

Conclusion: The missing persons body was recovered from the lake some weeks later. FATAL

9a

27 March 2330hrs

 

LAMRT

 

Trailing and Local dogs only

 

Stood down 0130hrs

Searchdogs;

Ted and Skye 

plus SARDA Wales Trailing dog Boris

The incident from previous in the day was re-opened following futher information Despite a further extensive search the missing person was not located. (9a)
9

27 March 1300hrs

 

LAMRT

 

Full page

 

Stood down 1615hrs

Searchdogs;

Ginny, Beck, Olli, Bute, Ani, Skye, Ted

A 20 year old male was reprted as missing in the Windermere areaDespite an extensive search the male was not found.(9)
8

12 March 0535hrs

 

WASDALE

 

Full page

 

Stood down 1210hrs

Searchdogs;

Ginny, Beck, Meg, Skye, Olli, Bute

A man had been reported by his wife as overdue from a planned walk on Scafell Pike.  An initial overnight search had no result so this was scaled up to include a number of other MR teams and dogsThere was a comprehensive search carried out of a large area surrounding the Scafell Massive and sadly the body of a gentleman was discovered in a waterfall pool at junction between Gable Beck and Ill Gill at approx 300m asl.  FATAL
7

6 March 2050hrs

 

PENRITH MRT

 

Stood down 0000hrs

 

Full Page

Searchdogs;

Dottie, Ginny, Meg, Keppi, Sam, Jake

A husband and wife were walking in the area of woodland near Cliburn when they became seperated for a while.  The husband was unable to find the wife and spent time searching for her - this was escalated to the police as concerns were growing for herPenrith team and team dog searched the immediate vicinity as the other dog teams were deploying to the area.  The missing lady was found by Police walking along the road between Eamont Bridge and Clifton
6

19 Feb 1700hrs

 

LAMRT

 

Stood down 1940hrs

 

Local dogs only

Searchdog TedA man and woman reported themselves lost on Silver HoweDespite a search of the Slver Howe area by team and dog, the man and woman were actually found by a farmer on Blind Tarn Moss!
5

17 Feb 1425hrs

 

CONISTON

 

Stood down 1700hrs

 

Local dogs only

 

Searchdogs;

Einich, Ani, Bute, Skye

Two people reported themselves lost whilst walking on Coniston Old Man - they were unable to give a location and reported that they were on steep ground and unable to move, with one of their party becoming very coldHandlers were searching a known black spot above Levers Water and heard whistling.  They reported this to team members in the area of Great How Crag who escorted the pair to safety
4

2 Feb 0900hrs

 

LOCAHBER

 

Stood down 1500hrs

Searchdog Dottie

 

(Plus 7 dogs from SARDA Scotland)

An avalanche had occurred on the Ring of Steall route and a man was reported as missing - Dottie and handler were training with their team in the area and attended the calloutDottie and Penrith team were tasked with searching above the Steall Falls area.  The body of the man was found in the river - FATAL
3

14 Jan 1805hrs

 

KESWICK

 

Full Page

 

Stood down 0030hrs

Searchdogs;

Dottie, Ted, Corrie, Beck, Ginny, Jake, Einich, Kitt, Skye, Meg

A woman was reported missing and concerns raised after her vehicle was found near the River Greta in KeswickAn extensive search including Keswick and Cockermouth teams was undertaken.  The body of a woman was found in the river by team members. FATAL
2

12 Jan 1500hrs

 

PENRITH

 

Full Page

 

Stood down 1800hrs

Searchdogs;

Dottie, Corrie, Beck, Meg, Einich, Ted, Keppi, Ginny, Jake

Police raised concerns regarding a 57yr old woman missing in the Castle Carrock area.Dogs and Penrtih Team as well as an RAF helicopter searched the areas of Castle Carrock and Gelt Woods.  The body of the lady was found the following day - FATAL
1a

07 Jan 0900hrs

 

PATTERDALE MRT

 

Full Page

 

Stood down 1530hrs

Searchdogs;

Ginny, Beck, Corrie, Meg

The search from the previous day was continuedAt this time no result.

 1

06 Jan 1700hrs

 

PATTERDALE MRT

 

Full Page

 

Stood down 2030hrs

Searchdogs;

Ginny, Ted, Dottie, Beck, Corrie, Meg

A man was reported as missing following a party at a hotel adjacent to the lake at Glenridding

 An extensive search by police, Patterdale team and dogs was undertaken with no result