Incident 34/2016 – continuation of the search of the River Ouse

The River Ouse search continued today with a start point at Selby Lock, with Mike and Quincy commencing their downstream search in the company of two members of Humberside Police Underwater Dive Team.

With Mike making his way on the river, Dave and Sasha were driving to a launch jetty at the day’s deemed mid point at Airmyn village. With all ensconced in the second boat, the upstream section of the river was searched with a meeting point somewhere midway. Following a lunch break, both boats travelled downstream eventually finishing up at Goole docks.

In total, some 36 linear miles of water were searched over the week end – all returning a negative result.
Sunday evening, Mike saw the following message on Facebook which is self explanatory:-

‘Once again we are indebted to the kindness of a volunteer search team, this time it was Dave Marsh and Mike Dermody and their professionally trained dogs, Sasha and Quincy – members of the Mountain Rescue Team Bolton.

They were assisting the North Yorks Police Underwater Search Unit from Humberside. These two teams have worked together over this weekend to search the River Ouse, yesterday {Saturday} from Naburn to Selby and today {Sunday} from Selby to Goole.

A huge thank you to everybody involved in this massive, professional task.

To meet in York with a morning start time of 8am, when one team travels from Hull and the other from Bolton, just goes to show the level of dedication they have to their work.

‘Thank You’.

Our boy was not found, thankfully, which means the little bugger is still out there somewhere! So please Son, get in touch.

Mum, Dad Charlotte; family and friends.

Dave’s personal comment here – A rather touching very sad note to end on.

Footnote – Mike Dermody works for British Transport Police and is not a member of Bolton MRT unfortunately.

Both dogs were professionally trained and assessed under the auspices of Neil Powell [SARDA Ireland North] working to a set of standards drafted by Neil and agreed by the National Search and Rescue Dog Association and the Association of Chief Police Officers [ACPO].