Call out: 11th October

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 0210hrs on October 11th to assist West Yorkshire Police with a search for a missing person in the Bretton Common area.

The circumstances of the search indicated that an urgent response was necessary and the subject was potentially in the very near vicinity of the Last Known Point – however the incident soon became protracted, with team members searching areas of dense woodland through the night without any success. In the early hours of the morning, two air-scenting dogs and a tracking dog – together with their handlers – from the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) joined the search effort.

As the day progressed, shirts of searchers had to be employed and neighbouring teams Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team son Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were asked to assist.

The search was called off at approximately 1845hrs with no result.


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