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Multiple MRTs successfully search the Southern Upland Way

Tue, 29th Sep 2020

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team assisted in this multi-team search for a lost walker. This excerpt is from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team’s post:

“Just after 7 pm last night the team deployed to search for a missing walker on the Southern upland way – they had become separated from family whilst out for a walk during the day. After some very lengthy searches by Tweed Valley and Moffat Mountain Rescue Team overnight we handed over search control to Border Search and Rescue Unit at around 8am.

Daylight searches were undertaken by BSARU, Ochils Mountain Rescue Team, Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service, Police Scotland Mountain Rescue Team, a fresh wave of Tweed Valley Personel took over for daylight searches. Search Dogs from SARDA Southern Scotland and Search & Rescue Dog Association (Scotland) were also deployed. Coastguard Rescue Helicopter R199 was also involved overnight and had also in the process of being tasked to return in daylight hours for continued aerial searches.

Overall this was a massive search operation involving over 75 Mountain Rescue resources (excluding helicopters and dogs). Just after 0930 one of the search parties spotted the missing person and the search was stood down when the identity was confirmed. The missing person has spent a very cold night outdoors having sought out shelter in dense woodland. They were picked up by MRT and apart from being extremely cold they were in good spirits. Massive thanks to Traquair Village Hall who opened up to provide hot water for teas and coffee, toilets and a warm space for returning search parties.”

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