Callouts 2010

West Quantoxhead, Quantock Hills, Somerset

The team were alerted to search for a missing 28 year-old man, who had been attending a wedding at a hotel.  He was known to be wearing inappropriate clothing for the sub-zero temperatures and in a vulnerable state.

Whilst weather conditions prevented Helicopters assisting with the search, the team were joined by HM Coastguard, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service as well as the several Police Units.

The missing man was located outside of the search area and was taken home by his family.


Letter of thanks received:

I would like to thank the Exmoor Search and Rescue Team for your assistance on 21st December 2010 with a high risk missing person at West Quantoxhead.

The team attended and set up a Command Centre at the hotel.  Fortunately the man was later located in Highbridge.  We are very grateful for your ongoing support and assistance. 

Yours sincerely,

Daimon Tilley
Chief Superintendent, Avon & Somerset Constabulary