SEARCH – St Ives (31/08/21)
Team search managers were contacted by Devon & Cornwall Police at 3am this morning to assist in the search for a missing female. Having left St Ives to walk back to their holiday accommodation she’d become disorientated and lost in fields and scrub, ending up stuck in bramble and gorse.
With our search teams on the ground, as dawn broke she was able to find her way to a road and flag down a passing motorist who drove her back to our location. She was remarkably well despite her unplanned overnight walk and was later reunited with her family.
She was unfamiliar with the area, using her phone as a torch and was dressed for a night out. If it had been bad weather last night it could have been a far different outcome.