Nov 5 2009
Today our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE received a very kind letter of thanks from Chief Superintendent J.Rush of Greater Manchester Police, Divisional Commander Bury, in respect of the teams involvement in the search for a missing man on the evening of Tuesday 1st September 2009.
In the letter Chief Supt.J.Rush states; “I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the excellent support and assistance given recently to Police Officers from the Bury Division by members of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team.
In the letter Chief Supt.J.Rush goes on to describe the events of the evenings search on the moors above Hawkshaw for the missing 41 years old man, which ended in a successful conclusion when team members located the missing person and transported him to safety.
Chief Supt.J.Rush’s letter continues; “Whilst all my Divisional Officers, Supervision Officers, Quad Bike Officers and Police Helicopter Officers worked tirelessly throughout the evening there is no doubt this person would not have been found without the assistance of the (Bolton) Mountain Rescue Team. Would you please pass on my sincere thanks to each and every member of your voluntary team for attending this incident, in their own time, and searching the moors well into the dark.In recognition of their efforts on this occasion and your continued good work I have pleasure in enclosing a cheque for £50.00 as a donation to your funds.”
(Please also see ’news’ item dated Tuesday 1st September 2009, Incident 68)