Incidents

Incidents attended by BSARU in 2019

total hours and numbers of incidents by type
Incident Type No Incidents Total Man Hours
Call Out 7 380
Event Incident 2 15
Totals 9 395

BSARU Incidents 2019

list of incidents and man hours per incident"
Incident Type Date Incident Man Hours
CALL OUT 07/05/2019

A brief callout for us to assist ambulance, police and coastguard personnel in the search for a casualty at Tyninghame. The person was located by local coastguard members as BSARU was en route and we were stood down. 

17 team members responded.

15 hours
CALL OUT 13/04/2019

Overnight, the team was called by East Lothian Police to assist in a multi-agency response to rescue a man who'd fallen on crags at North Berwick Law.
Two friends had gone to his assistance and were stuck with the casualty in a precarious position.
Accessing the casualty from below proved difficult so local team members abseiled to secure the casualty as a Scottish Ambulance Service paramedic treated him and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service rigged for a technical rescue. 
The friends were safely escorted down the hill then the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter winched the casualty on board.
Daylight had arrived by the time we got back to the vehicles.
North Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team and other coastguard colleagues were also in attendance.

9 Team members were involved.

52 hours
CALL OUT 04/04/2019

The team were called again, alongside Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue TeamSARDA Southern Scotland & Search & Rescue Dog Association (Scotland) , to assist Midlothian Police with the ongoing search for missing Dalkeith man Ross Taylor. 14 team members searched until dark around Vogrie Park following a further report of a sighting in that area.

Sadly his body was found the next day in a wooded area near to Crichton Castle in Pathhead, outwith our search areas. Our sympathies are with his family. 

130 hours
CALL OUT 01/04/2019

The the team were called this morning, alongside Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue TeamSARDA (Southern Scotland) & Search & Rescue Aerial Association - Scotland to assist Midlothian Police with the search for missing person Ross Taylor, from Dalkeith.
15 team members were tasked with searching woodland around the Newbattle area.

109 hours
CALL OUT 21/03/2019

The the team were called this evening to assist Scottish Ambulance Service with an awkward extraction of an injured mountain biker through woodland and over a narrow bridge. 12 Team members responded.

We hope the casualty makes a quick recovery and is back on his bike soon.

32 hours
EVENT INCIDENT 16/03/2019

The team assisted two casualties from the Deerstalker Hill Race in Innerleithen while providing first aid cover for the event, involving 9 team members. 

8 hours
CALL OUT 23/02/2019

The team were initially called out to assist with a family reported lost in Wauchope Forest. This incident was not in our area of coverage, so was passed to our neighbouring team Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team as they would be able to respond more quickly, with the offer of our assistance if required. 2 team members were involved.

1 hours
CALL OUT 11/02/2019

The team were called this evening to assist Police with a search for a missing person in the Haddington area.

We are please to report that the person has been found safe and well.

The incident involved 11 team members.

41 hours
EVENT INCIDENT 09/02/2019

The team were providing first aid cover for the Pentland Hill Race, where 5 team members evacuated an injured runner by landrover to the main road where he was picked up by the Ambulance Service. 

7 hours

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Secretary - Border SAR
7 St Germains House
Longniddry
East Lothian
EH32 0PQ

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