Dec 11 2012
On Friday 16th November 2012, we were involved, under the direction of Rossendale and Pendle MRT, in a multi team large scale search operation to try and locate a missing man, 70 years old John David Rayton, in the Barnoldswick / Gisburn area of Lancashire.
On Saturday 17th November 2012, our specialist Trailing Search dog team was again involved, whilst the rest of the team was requested to be available for Sunday 18th November.
Sadly the body of David Rayton was located on Saturday 17th November by a member of the public, outside the tasked search areas.
Today our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE received the following kind letter from Detective Chief Inspector Ian Dawson of Lancashire Constabulary, Divisional Headquarters, Preston;
“I would like to thank you on behalf of Lancashire Constabulary for the work your teams undertook on 16th and 17th November in relation to the search for John Rayton.”
“The willingness to respond and professionalism shown by your staff, which has been extended to me by the Police Search Advisers, was exemplary in difficult and challenging circumstances. Please could you thank them on my behalf.
Detective Chief Inspector.”