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Friday 26 – Monday 29 June 2015

Call-out

We were called out by Cheshire police to search for a missing female in the Appleton Thorn area at 23:05 on Friday 26th June as they were concerned for her welfare. Cheshire Search and Rescue team members searched through the night and all through the weekend alongside a large number of Cheshire police officers. Dog Handler Steve Nelson, navigator Elaine Gilliland (both Search And Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) Wales and Bolton Mountain Rescue Team members) and search dog Boris joined the search on Saturday and Sunday.

A large number of areas were identified for the continuation of the search on Monday and we requested assistance from probationary ALSAR team Merseyside Search and Rescue and also Bolton Mountain Rescue. Steve Nelson called out and coordinated a huge response from SARDA Wales and SARDA England and eight Search Dog Handlers from all across the North West joined the search with a further three available later on.

Merseyside SAR had 18 members and Bolton MRT had 20 members searching or available later in the day.

Sadly Cheshire police found the body of a female and all teams were stood down.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends

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