2015 Incidents

Summary of BSARU's 2015 Activity

total hours and numbers of incidents by type
Incident Type No Incidents Total Man Hours
Call Out 13 848
Event Incident 2 2
Totals 15 850

BSARU Incidents 2015

list of incidents and man hours per incident"
Incident Type Date Incident Man Hours
CALL OUT 30/12/2015

Having been put on a 48 hour stand by from 29/12/15 due to another severe flood warning in Hawick, team members were deployed with BWRT to assist Police and TVMRT in the evacuation of residents near to the River Teviot. Paged at 05.30 and stood down at midday.

123 hours
CALL OUT 30/12/2015

Initially required to assist TVMRT in Peebles due to severe flooding at 16:15, team members along with members of BWRT were redeployed to attend the possible evacuation of residents near to the River Tweed between Kelso and Coldstream. Some team members were required by TVMRT to assess the flooding at the Gattonside Chain Bridge, Melrose in the early evening. No evacuations were needed. Team was stood down at 23:00

82 hours
CALL OUT 05/12/2015

Due to Met Office and SEPA severe flood warnings and to relieve TVMRT, the team was deployed in Hawick along with Borders Water Rescue Team, to assist police with the evacuation of residents near to the River Teviot.

117 hours
CALL OUT 06/11/2015

The team was called out this afternoon to assist police with the search for a missing 71 year old woman in the Heiton / Roxburgh area. We were joined by Borders Water Rescue Team and SARDA. The woman was found safe by a member of the public outwith our initial search area.

38 hours
CALL OUT 15/10/2015

Team paged to assist TVMRT in the search for a man who had been missing overnight in Edinburgh. He was found by TVMRT on 15/10/15.

23 hours
CALL OUT 06/09/2015

Team was requested to assist Northumberland National Park team and North East Ambulance Service to access and treat a trail bike pillion passenger whose leg had become caught in a cattle grid.

0 hours
CALL OUT 03/08/2015

BSARU and SARDA assisted police in the overnight search for a man missing from Jedburgh.  Thankfully he was located later that morning.

53 hours

Team members assisted a 45 year old women took a fall from her horse at speed.

1 hours

Team members assisted a 13 year old girl who took a fall from her horse.

1 hours
CALL OUT 04/02/2015

The team were paged to assist TVMRT in the search for a missing male in Bedrule. Sadly, he was found deceased by members of the Borders Water Rescue Team.

114 hours
CALL OUT 30/01/2015

The team was paged early this morning to assist police in the search for a missing vulnerable pensioner. TVMRT had been out overnight. Thankfully, the woman was found safe and well later this morning in a location not being searched by teams.

47 hours
CALL OUT 23/01/2015

The team and TVMRT assisted Livingston police in the search for a missing person. We were stood down as further police enquiries are ongoing.

80 hours
CALL OUT 21/01/2015

to assist police in the search for a missing person in Midlothian but she was found safe as the team was travelling to base.

6 hours
CALL OUT 20/01/2015

to assist police in the search for a missing person. Sadly, a body was found by members of Borders Water Rescue Team. 

60 hours
CALL OUT 16/01/2015

Mountain biker reported missing in the Cheviots by his accomodation provider. Major search involving Northumberland National Park MRT, North of Tyne MRT, RAF Boulmer Seaking and ourselves. Called off when it became apparent he had given false information to hotel staff.

105 hours

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