Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Southern Scotland)

Call Out 24 23rd July 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 2 dogs (Calum & Dochas and John & Rowther) assisted Police Scotland (Fife Division) in the search for a missing 86 year old man in the Leven area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog teams carried out searches through the course of the day with nothing found. Search to resume the following day - Update to follow

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 8 hours

Call Out 23
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Darryl & Ruby) assisted Police Scotland (Ayrshire Division) and Arran MRT in a search for a missing walker in Glen Rosa, Arran.

Outcome and Relevant Details: As search teams arrived at RV the walker turned up safe and well.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 1 hour

Call Out 22 7th & 8th July 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 2 dogs (John & Routher and Liz & Faelin) assisted Police Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway Division) and Moffat MRT in a search for a missing 58 year old man near Moffat.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Search teams were tasked to search areas around Garrowgill and Wamphrey Water. Nothing found. Further details to follow.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 22 hours

Call Out 21 25th & 26th June 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 2 dogs (Darryl & Ruby, John & Routher) and one dog team from SARDA Scotland, assisted Police Scotland (Ayrshire Division) and Arran MRT in a 2 day search for a missing hillwalker on Arran.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog Ruby indicated in a steep gully on north side of Chir Mhor which was identified to search manager for further search. Weather conditions improved over next day and sadly the body of the missing walker was located by Rescue 177 where the dog team had shown interest. (FATALITY)

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 42 hours

Call Out 20 15th June 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Darryl & Ruby) assisted Police Scotland (Ayrshire Division) and Arran MRT in a search for a missing vulnerable man on Arran.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Missing man was located by RNLI and he was airlifted to hospital by RN177.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 2 hours

Call Out 19 21st June 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 3 dogs (Jenny & Troy, John & Rowther and Liz & Faelin) assisted Police Scotland (Highlands & Islands Division) and Lochaber MRT in a search for a missing hillwalker on hills in Lochaber area known as 'Ring O Steal'.

Outcome and Relevant Details: Dog teams were deployed by Bristow Rescue Sikorsky Helicopter into various locations. Nothing found and search stood down.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 45 hours

Call Out 18 18th & 20th May 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Calum & Dochas) assisted Police Scotland (Tayside Division) and Tayside MRT in a search for a vulnerable missing female in the Aberfeldy area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: A search was carried out around Moness Country Park and woodland nearby. Nothing found and search stood down pending further information

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 16 hours

Call Out 17 15th May 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Andy & Dugald) assisted Police Scotland (Tayside Division) and Tayside and Killin MRT in a search for a missing female hillwalker on Ben Lawers.

Outcome and Relevant Details: A short time after the early morning call out the Dog team and Killin MRT received notification that the Bristow Rescue Helicopter had located the lady safe and well.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 0.5 hour

Call Out 16 9th May 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Calum & Dochas) assisted Police Scotland (Fife Division) and in a search for a missing 80 year old male who'd failed to return home after a walk in the Glenrothes area.

Outcome and Relevant Details: A short time after the Dog team's arrival at the RV the elderly man was located safe and well.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 4 hours

Call Out 15 7th May 2015
Brief Summary of Task : 1 dog (Darryl & Ruby) assisted Police Scotland (Ayrshire Division) and Arran MRT in a search for a 76 year old missing man in the Norther Hills on Arran.

Outcome and Relevant Details: As Dog team and searchers were being tasked the missing man was located by RN177 Helicopter and airlifted to hospital.

Time Associated with this Call-Out: 2 hours

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