A 38 year old Portuguese man with learning difficulties had been missing overnight in sub zero temperatures. Exmoor Search and Rescue joined substantial Polices resources in a wide ranging search. ESRT searched areas including the nature reserve at Chard Reservoir.

The team stood down at 21.00hrs, the missing man was found later near the towns Tesco supermarket.

The Team were alerted to help in the search for a missing vulnerable female in the Barnstaple area.  The lady was located through Police enquires.

The Team were initially contacted by the Avon and Somerset Police in the early hours to assist with a search for a vulnerable man last seen at nine the previous morning.  A lengthy search followed later in the day involving many Police, and Fire and Rescue service resources.  At about 3.30pm the missing person was located in woodland some 5kms from his home, safe and well.

The Devon and Cornwall Police asked the Team to search an area near to where the missing elderly gentleman from the previous call outs had been seen.  Exmoor and the North Dartmoor SRT searched through until the early evening.  The search continues.

In the continuation of the overnight search Exmoor SRT once again worked with North Dartmoor SRT.  Areas searched last night were researched in daylight and further areas were thoroughly searched following an analysis of information, however nothing was found.

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