Callouts 2009

Eggesford, Devon

A major multi-agency search was launched at Eggesford in Devon when a vulnerable 17 year old autistic teenager went missing at around 1830 hrs on Saturday evening.

Exmoor Search & Rescue Team were called at 2230 hrs alongside Police Specialist Search Teams, Dartmoor Rescue Group, Devon Cave Rescue Organisation, SARDA Dog Handlers, Cornwall Search & Rescue Team and both the Police and RAF Search & Rescue Helicopters.


The night was spent with individual teams intensively searching rivers, woodland, fields and tracks in the surrounding area.  By the morning, more reinforcements had arrived and searching continued in earnest.


At midday, a search team found the teenager's discarded clothes in the river.  The Police Helicopter was directed to the area and the teenager was soon found safe and well nearby.

See BBC News Story and the following notes of thanks: