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Wednesday, 24 June 2020 16:05

Missing person - Woodland Nr. Ashburton

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Callout 22/2020 -  Woodland Nr. Ashburton, 17:50 23rd June 2020

At approximately 17:50 hrs, DSRT Ashburton was called out to look for an 83 yr old high risk male in the hamlet of Woodland, near Ashburton.  A team of 6 members was dispatched along with a search dog team from D&C Police to an area of wooded copse.  It was during the search of the copse that the missing person was found. A second stretcher team was also dispatched to assist. The casualty was stabilised and treated at the scene by a team doctor.  He was then taken to Torbay hospital by land ambulance.  The team was stood down at approximately 19:00 hrs. We are thankful that the gentleman was found very quickly and the team wish him a speedy recovery.

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