Feb 1 2005
During the previous incident information became known to the team that an urgent search was being planned regarding a missing 30 year old man in the central Bolton area. Our search dog team including a navigator and a team member who is also a GMP Search Manager were despatched from the Crowthorn incident direct to Bolton to setup an initial control point, with a further full team callout at 02:18 for any members not already involved in the Crowthorn incident.
Team members being briefed before going out seraching.
In total 17 team members including our search dog Chi were involved in a search of the Queen’s Park area and River Croal in central Bolton, commencing at 04:00 and finishing at 05:10, alongside involved GMP officers and Police dog teams (which were searching Heaton Cemetery). After covering these high profile areas the Team was stood down with police enquiries continuing.
Team members illuminate the search area with ghostly trails.