Incident 34/2013

Yesterday evening our specialist Mountain Rescue Trailing Dog Handler Steve Nelson was contacted to lend his assistance to an on going search operation to locate a missing woman in the North Yorkshire Police area of operations.

Early this morning at 07.30hrs Steve departed along with his specialist Search Dog Boris, and our Training Officer Elaine Gilliland, who was once more acting as Steve’s ‘navigator’ in the search area.

Steve, Boris and Elaine arrived at the search RVP at 09.30hrs to join in a search operation which has included members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team, Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Leeming MRT, SARDA (England) Air Scenting Dog Teams, North Yorkshire Police, Police Dog teams, a Police Air Support Unit helicopter and a RAF Sea King SAR helicopter (Rescue 128)

The search was in the Helmsley area, for 68 years old Barbara Colling, the subject of public Police and other media appeals, who has not been seen since 09.30hrs on Monday 28th January, when she was last seen walking from Helmsley towards Stokesley.

With their part in the search operation completed, Steve, Boris and Elaine arrived home back to the Tottington, Bury, area by 18.45hrs this evening.

(As of Thursday 31st January, the search continues for Barbara Colling)