Callouts 2011

Chelfham, Barnstaple

A 16 year-old youth had been reported missing from Chelfham near Barnstaple.  He had last been seen at 22:27 hrs the previous evening.  
Concern for his welfare led Devon and Cornwall Police to ask the team for assistance with the search on Friday morning.

Thirty two members of Exmoor Search and Rescue Team and North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team along with three search dogs from SARDA England & Wales were involved in the operation.  Searches were conducted throughout the day, covering nearby tracks, paths, out-buildings, fields, woodland and rivers.  By the late evening, no sightings had been reported and the search stood down pending further information.

UPDATE (19/6/2011): The young man returned the following day of his own volition and is now safe and well.