Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Southern Scotland)

Call Out 07 30th January, 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 3 dogs (John & Rowther, Alan & Molly and Jenny & Troy)) assisted Police Scotland (Lothians & Borders Division), Tweed Valley MRT and Borders SARU and a SARDA Scotland dog in a search for a missing 75 year old female dementia sufferer from a Nursing Home in Lasswade in East Lothian.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog teams searched various locations near to the Home, however, all teams stood down after the lady was found safe and well in a cupboard by Nursing Staff at the Home.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 16.5 hours

Call Out 06 28th January, 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Lothians & Borders Division), Tweed Valley MRT and 1 dog from SARDA Scotland in a search for a missing vulnerable female last seen entering woodland near Innerleithen.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog teams were tasked to search woodland areas in extreme cold and snow conditions. During a footpath search dog Rowther 'indicated' and led his handler to the missing woman in the hollow of a tree root about 10 metres from the footpath. The casualty was promptly treated for hypothermia and with assistance from Royal Navy SAR helicopter airlifted to hospital.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 5 hours

Call Out 05 23rd January 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Lothians & Borders Division), Tweed Valley MRT and 1 dog from SARDA Scotland in a search for a missing 47 year old male from Livingston who failed to turn up for his work in Edinburgh.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog teams were tasked to search areas along the M8 corridor and Union Canal. Nothing was found and search was stood down pending further police enquiries. Sadly the body of a man was located outwith search areas. (FATALITY)

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 8.5 hours

Call Out 04 21st January 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Lothians & Borders Division), Tweed Valley MRT in a search for a vulnerable woman in the Mayfield area near Dalkeith.

Outcome and Relevant Details: The missing lady was located outwith the search areas and left in the care of medical teams and the dog team stood down.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 2 hours

Call Out 03 20th January 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Lothian & Borders Division), Borders SARU in a search for a 44 year old vulnerable female near Roxburgh.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog Team were tasked to search old railway line to the Roxburgh viaduct. Sadly the body of a female was located in the River Teviot (FATALITY).

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 3 hours

Call Out 02 11th January 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Dave & DVSD) assisted Police Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway Division), Moffat MRT in a continuation of a search for an 18 year old male in the Kirkconnel Merse area of the River Nith, Dumfries.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Search carried out in the area with nothing found.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 14 hours

Call Out 01 5th January, 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway Division), Moffat MRT in a search for a 41 year old vulnerable male in the Bankend area of Dumfries.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog Team were stood down on route after the male made contact with relatives confirming he was safe and well.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 4 hours

Call Out 48 23rd December 2014
Brief Summary of Task : 3 dogs (Andy & Dugald, John & Rowther and Jenny & Troy) assisted Police Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway Division), Moffat MRT, HM Coastguard a,d Nith Inshore Rescue Services in a search for an 18 year old male last seen in the River Nith at Dumfries.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog Teams searched the Kirkconnel Merse area in between Tides on the edges of the River Nith estuary. Search teams stood down with nothing found. Police enquiries and patrols by Coastguard and Nith inshore Rescue services continuing.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 40 hours

Call Out 47 1st December 2014

Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Darryl & Ruby) assisted Police Scotland (Ayrshire Division) in a search for a vulnerable 46 year old male above Brodick on Arran.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Search was stood down after further information received by police and the male returned home safe and well.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 03 hrs

Call Out 46 28th & 29th November 2014

Brief Summary of Task : 5 dogs (Jenny & Troy, Andy & Dugald, Alan & Molly, Calum & Dochas and John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Lothians & Borders Division) and Tweed Valley and Ochils MRTs in a search for a vulnerable 44 year old male missing in the South Queensferry area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog teams searched various areas around the last known position but nothing was found. Search stood down pending further police enquiries .

Time Associated with this Call-Out: hr

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