SEARCH & RESCUE – Penzance (24/01/24)

SEARCH & RESCUE – Penzance (24/01/24)

Following yesterday’s call-out, we were re-tasked today by Devon & Cornwall Police to continue the search for a high-risk missing person in Penzance.

They had been reported missing for two-days, and although the temperature wasn’t as cold as the week before, the conditions the previous night were very wet and windy following Storm Jocelyn.

The team gathered at Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team‘s base, from where two foot teams carried out searches of woodland areas, whilst Coastguard colleagues searched additional locations. We were also joined by colleagues from East Cornwall Search & Rescue Team and two search dog teams from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England.

Alongside Penzance Police and St Ives Coastguard Rescue Team this was a large, multi-agency search.

As the first search areas were being completed the missing male was thankfully located by one of our team members. He was immediately treated by a team cas-carer while further teams brought rewarming and medical kit. We were then able to transport him to a nearby road-head, and into the care of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

We all wish him a speedy recovery. Once kit was organised and stowed, the team stood down just before 12pm.

This was the team’s sixth call-out since the new year.

📷 Images from today’s search as well as the previous night.


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