Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Southern Scotland)

Call Out 06 16th & 17th February 2016
Brief Summary of Task : 2 dogs (John & Rowther and Andy & Dugald) assisted Police Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway Division) and Moffat MRT in the search for 3 elderly hillwalkers overdue from their walk in the Lowther Hills near Durisdeer, Thornhill.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Worsening weather conditions, heavy rain and cold conditions the search continued into the next day. Rescue 199 helicopter located the men 4 miles from Durisdeer and airlifted them to hospital in Dumfries. Sadly 2 of the gentlemen subsequently died. (FATALITY)

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 17 hours

Call Out 05 8th February 2016
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Lothian & Borders Division) and Borders SARU in the search for a missing vulnerable man in the Jedburgh area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Search carried out but stood down pending further information. Male found 1 week later safe and well.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 5 hours

Call Out 04 30th January 2016
Brief Summary of Task : 2 dogs (Alan & Molly and John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Forth Valley Division) and Ochils MRT in the search for vulnerable woman in the Dunipace area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Search teams stood down upon arrival after body found in a house fire (FATALITY)

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 4 hours

Call Out 03 27th & 28th January 2016
Brief Summary of Task : 2 dogs (John & Rowther and Iain & Poppy) assisted Police Scotland (Lothians and Borders Division) and Tweed Valley MRT in the search for a missing 59 year old male who'd gone missing in the Fauldhouse, West Lothian area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Search carried out but nothing found. Stood down pending further information

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 18 hours

Call Out 02 10th January 2016
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Alan & Molly) assisted Police Scotland (Forth Valley Division) and Lomond MRT in the search for 2 missing hillwalkers on Ben Lomond.

Outcome and Relevant Details: After several hours of worsening weather conditions, the 2 walkers arrived safely at Comer Farm on the northside of the mountain after a navigational error.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 5 hours

Call Out 01 6th January 2016
Brief Summary of Task : 2 dogs (John & Rowther and Iain & Poppy) assisted Police Scotland (Lothians and Borders Division) and Tweed Valley MRT in the search for a missing 85 year old male dementia sufferer who'd gone missing from his Care Home in the West Linton area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Further Details to follow.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 2 hours

Call Out 46 29th December 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Darryl & Ruby) assisted Police Scotland (Ayrshire Division) and Arran MRT in a search in the Glen Rosa area on the Island of Arran. A number of articles and tent were located in the area known locally as the Rosa Slabs

Outcome and Relevant Details: Search teams carried out a search in the area but nothing was found and stood down.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 4 hours

Call Out 45 14th December 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 3 dogs (Calum & Dochas, Iain & Poppy and Liz & Faelin) assisted Police Scotland (Fife Division) and Tayside and Ochils MRT in the search for a missing 43 year old female dog walker in the Tentsmuir area near Tayport.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog teams carried out searches in the area. Sadly the body of a female was located on the beach at Tentsmuir. (FATALITY)

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 25 hours

Call Out 44 12th December 2015
Brief Summary of Task : Dog Teams on standby to assist Police Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway Division) and Galloway MRT in the search for a missing 52 year old male in the Castle Douglas area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Sadly the body of a man was located by MRT Searchers. (FATALITY)

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 1 hour

Call Out 43 9th December 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Lothians and Borders Division) and Tweed Valley MRT in the search for a missing 47 year old male in the Broxburn area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Sadly the body of a deceased male was located by searchers. (FATALITY)

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 10 hours

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