Jan 21 2010
This afternoon our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE answered a pager call from Lancashire Constabulary, requesting the teams possible assistance with a search for a missing man in the Scorton area of Lancashire.
This search was within the operational area of our colleagues at Bowland Pennine MRT, with Bolton MRT and Rossendale and Pendle MRT being asked along with Bowland Pennine MRT to back up an envisaged major Police search operation scheduled for Friday 22nd January 2010.
As this man had been missing since Saturday 16th January, and the intended search day was a workday, only a very limited number of Bolton MRT personnel were available to assist, and this information was passed to Lancashire Constabulary for their search planning purposes.
During early evening our Team Leader also liaised with the Team Leader of Bowland Pennine MRT, Phil O’Brien.
(Postscript…It was decided to suspend MRT search involvement until Saturday 23rd January, with just Lancashire Constabulary resources taking part on Friday 22nd January. As it turned out all areas of ’interest’ were covered using Police resources and our team was not required for Saturday. This account is provided here for information only and does not feature as a team incident).