On Sunday I joined 'Sussex Search and Rescue' colleagues to search for an elderly vulnerable gentleman who had gone missing from his home in Chichester . The search was initiated by Sussex Police and continued on Monday. We found him on Monday evening and he is recovering in hospital.
Police report: http://bit.ly/1SJvU0D
Local press report: http://bit.ly/1OYllB1
This outcome was a vindication of the work we do as Sussex volunteers. We are a self funding charity, train two evenings a month, are first aid trained and on call 24/7 every day of the year. Our training and operational standards are controlled by the Association of Lowland Search & Rescue.
We work closely with our colleagues at Search Dogs Sussex who also attended this search: http://searchdogssussex.com/
To raise funds we marshal sports events, attend shows & fairs and stand outside supermarkets with our collecting tins! Companies also support our work with donations, services and equipment, for which we are grateful.
Further information about how to support our work is available on our website: http://www.sussar.co.uk/
A petition has been initiated to Create a fund to help sustain the official voluntary UK Search & Rescue teams. Please sign to assist us: