Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Southern Scotland)

Call Out 07 24th - 26th January 2014
Brief Summary of Task: 3 Dog Teams (Andy & Dugald, John & Rowther and Calum & Dochas) assisted Police Scotland (Fife Division) in a search for a 56 year old vulnerable female missing from the Tayport area. The search concentrated around the fields and woodlands near to the village of Tayport.

Outcome and Relevant Details: The search continued over 3 days but nothing was found and dog teams stood down pending further police enquiries.

Time associated with this call-out: 30 hrs

Call Out 06 22nd January 2014
Brief Summary of Task: 1 Dog Team (John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway Division) and Moffat MRT in a search for a missing person in the Annan area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: The dog team was on stand-by pending further police enquiries.

Time associated with this call-out: 0.5 hr

Call Out 05 20th January 2014
Brief Summary of Task: 2 Dog Teams (Andy & Dugald and John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Forth Valley Division) in a search for a distressed female after a phone call was received by police to the effect that someone was stuck in a hole. The search concentrated around the fields and woodlands to the south of the Union and Forth & Clyde Canals near Falkirk.

Outcome and Relevant Details: The 2 dog teams carried out searches but upon concluding their tasking were stood down after new information was received. Further enquiries are being carried out by police into a 12 year old youth for making malicious phone calls.

Time associated with this call-out: 13 hrs.

Call Out 04 19th January 2014
Brief Summary of Task: 1 Dog Team (Andy & Dugald) assisted Police Scotland (Forth Valley Division) and Ochils Mountain Rescue Team in the search for a distressed and vulnerable female in the Maddiston area of Falkirk. An area of woodland and fields around the Gardrum Burn near Rumford was searched but nothing was found.

Outcome and Relevant Details: The Dog Team were later stood down pending further police enquiries.

Time associated with this call-out: 08 hrs.

Call Out 03 17th January 2014
Brief Summary of Task: 1 Dog Team (Jenny & Troy) assisted Police Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway Division) and Moffat MRT in the search for a missing vulnerable male in the area of Crichton Hospital, Dumfires.

Outcome and Relevant Details: The missing person was found safe and well by the Police and the search teams stood down.

Time associated with this callout: 3.5 hrs

Call Out 02 16th - 18th January 2014
Brief Summary of Task: 2 Dog Teams (John & Rowther and Calum & Dochas) assisted Police Scotland (Edinburgh Division) and Tweed Valley MRT, Borders SARU and Ochil's MRT in the search for a missing 3 year old boy in the Fettes area of north Edinburgh. This call-out gained extensive media coverage, the search was vast and wide and hundreds of people assisted in the search.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Sadly and regrettably the body of the young boy was found in Kirkcaldy and Police Scotland investigations are now ongoing. This is a very sad situation and outcome and our thoughts go out to the family and all that were personally involved with this call-out.

Time associated with this call-out: 33 hrs.

Call Out 01 12th January 2014
Brief Summary of Task: 2 Dog Teams (Jenny & Troy and John & Rowther) were tasked to assist Police Scotland (Lothians and Scottish Borders Division) and Borders Search and Rescue Unit in the search for a missing young male in Coldstream area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: The Dog Teams were stood down en route when the missing person turned up safe and well.

Time associated with this Callout: 01 hr

Call out 63 29th December 2013

Brief Summary of Task: 1 Dog Team (Jenny & Troy) assisted Galloway MRT and Police Scotland in the search for a missing vulnerable male in the Rockcliffe area of D & G. The coastal path and surrounding open areas were searched.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Shortly after commencing, the missing person was found safe by a Police Dog Handler.

Time associated with this call-out: 02 hrs

Call Out 62 27th December 2013
Brief Summary of Task: 2 Dog Teams (Andy & Dugald and ) assisted Police Scotland (Forth Valley Division) and Lomond MRT in the search for a vulnerable missing male in the Aberfoyle area.

Outcome Relevant details: The Dog Teams were stood down en route after the male had been located by a family member and police. (FATALITY)

Time associated with this call out: 01 hr

Call Out 61 26th December 2013
Brief Summary of Task: 2 Dog Teams (Calum & Dochas and Alan & Molly) assisted Police Scotland in the search for an elderly missing male in Fife. The coastal path was searched in the Lundin Links area.

Outcome Relevant details: Sadly the missing person was located by the Coastguard. (FATALITY)

Time associated with this call out: 14hrs

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