Incident 39/2013

At circa 11:10 Phil O’Brien, the Team Leader of Bowland Pennine MRT, contacted our Deputy Team Leader Geoff Seddon to request the team’s assistance with the second day of a mountain rescue search operation in a search for a missing person in the Burscough area.

Karen Simpson hed been reported missing from her home in Burscough on Sunday 24th February. Lancashire Constabulary called on the services of our neighbouring team Bowland Pennine MRT to assist in the search.

With the search continuing into a third day, and with further search areas identified, Bolton Mountain Rescue team joined the ongoing search.

At aroung 18:00 all allocated search areas had been concluded, and with the fading light the mountain rescue teams along with Lancashire Constabulary Officers were stood down.

Lancashire Constabulary enquiries are continuing.

The following resources were involved in today’s search operation:

  • Bowland Pennine MRT – 10 members
  • Bolton MRT – 9 members
  • SARDA (Wales) Trailing Search Dog Boris and handler steve Nelson (Bolton MRT)
  • Lancashire Constabulary local officers
  • North West Search and Underwater Marine Unit