Incident 102/2008

At 20:24 this evening our Team Leader was contacted by GMP requesting the team’s assistance in a search operation for a missing 75 year old Swinton woman.

The woman had been reported missing by her husband from her home address on the afternoon of today, prompting a police search operation including the GMP Air Support Unit helicopter which carried out a skyshout public information appeal for the missing woman.

Search control at Swinton

15 Bolton MRT team members responded to this incident joining 7 GMP Tactical Aid Unit officers and two GMP missing person search managers. The team also called upon the specialist services of Iain Nicholson of Bowland Pennine MRT/SARDA and his trailing dog Mij.

Mixed search parties of Bolton MRT and GMP TAU commenced their night-time searches at 21:46, including Victoria Park, the area formerly known as The “Black Harry” Railway Cutting, nearby allotments and open land opposite Pendlebury Hospital.

By 22:30 trailing dog Mij along with her handler Iain and Bolton team member Andrew Livesey as navigator commenced a search around the missing woman’s home address and was able to pick up some scent trails (which were all investigated).

By 00:39 all tasked search areas were completed and the search operation was concluded for this phase.

We received the news on Saturday 11th October that this missing woman had been located unconscious by a member of the public, a considerable distance away from her home address, on open land.