A male was reported missing and with a possibility of him self-harming, there was cause for concern for his safety. A complicated and protracted search ensued, where it was possible that the man was evasive, avoiding action. After much discussion and negotiation he was persuaded to come off the hill and into the care of the police. We were assisted by local SARDA dogs, and a tracking dog and handler from Bowland Pennine MRT.
We transported an elderly male back to his home after some time in a residential care home and took a care worker to an elderly rersident in a remote house. Both destinations were inaccessable via conventional means due to snow and ice on steep roads.
Access continues to be difficult to some areas, with floodwater still present and extensive damage to many road surfaces and edges. The cleanup will take some considerable time.
The Ambulance Service will be resident in our base for some time, while their own station is dried out and repaired.