Hummer and Satmap get their first operational use in team

This evening after receiving it on Thursday 9th October, the Hummer H3 Mountain Rescue vehicle on loan to the team received its first operational callout with the team on a search operation in the Swinton area (see incident 102/2008).

The vehicle drew much interest from the Police officers involved in the search operation.

This same evening and on the same search operation, one of our search parties made considerable use of the new Satmap UK Active 10 GPS unit on kindly loan to the team from Satmap Systems Ltd (see previous article dated 5th October).

We found the Satmap UK Active 10 GPS unit very useful with evaluations continuing. This same equipment also kindly on loan to the trail dog handler Iain Nicholson was also used on this search operation with an equally good result.