Incident 74/2009

Late this evening at 23.15hrs our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE was contacted directly by the GMP Force Duty Manager for the teams immediate assistance in the search for a 36 years old male in the Sale Water Park area of Manchester, due to Police concerns as to his well being.

At 23.19hrs a full team pager call out was initiated, with our first member Alan James on scene before midnight to join in with GMP Officers in searches of the path network to the north west of Sale Water Park.

Just after midnight, our Team Leader, Deputy Leader and Dave Healey met up with the Police Missing Person Search Manager and formulated an immediate search plan, continuing the searches that the Police had already conducted including the use of their Air Support Unit helicopter India 99.

As more team members were assembling, Police investigations led them to believe the missing man was no longer in the Sale Water Park area, and the need for the team to be involved was no longer required, with us being stood down at 00.52hrs on the early morning of Friday 25th September 2009.

The team left shortly afterwards with GMP Officers continuing their efforts to locate this missing man.

The following resources were involved in this search;

  • Bolton MRT 14x Team members, two Team Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances and our Control Trailer. Our Canoe / Kayak Search Unit was also mobilised.
  • Greater Manchester Police, 1x Missing Person Search Manager, and twelve Divisional Officers, including the on duty Inspector, with a Tactical Aid Unit stood down on route.
  • Greater Manchester Police Air Support Unit helicopter India 99