Incident 90/2003

This was the last scheduled day for our involvement in the Great Sankey, Warrington search to try and locate missing 17 year old Shefilea Ahmed. 27 Bolton Team members were involved, not forgetting our Search Dog “Chi”. Two of our members carried out canoe searches in the area, whist Chi and his handler Dave Marsh (with Andrew Ryding as navigator) covered specific areas alongside the rest of the team, in searches again near to the River Mersey, Ship Canal and Boat Canal. A large number of Police Officers from Cheshire Constabulary Search Team were also deployed, (as they had been all week and the previous week ). Again the days’ searching was inconclusive, with Police enquiries now continuing utilising specialised search techniques and resources. In the teams’ five days of involvement in this search, we have contributed 68 man days (apologies to our female members!) of BMRT searching, equating to 774.38 man hours – a tremendous contribution, which has been fully appreciated by Cheshire Constabulary.