04 September 2023

The Teams received an alert from Northumbria Police to discuss a potential deployment for a vulnerable man in his 60s, who was last seen the previous Friday. Given the time since the last sighting, the failing light and likely scenarios it was agreed with the Police Search Adviser that the volunteers teams would not deploy that evening and the incident would be reviewed in the morning.

In the morning the Police search was refocused and later that day it was confirmed that the missing person had been located safe and well, outside of the area prioritise for searching the night before.

A good outcome for all concerned.

The incident involved 1 Team member for 13 hours 30 minutes.