Machynlleth, S. Wales

  • Call out for year: 19
  • Date: 5/10/12
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Grid ref: SH 745 005
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Police) Search vulnerable person(1)
  • Team members involved: 2
  • Time taken:
  • Total man hours: 111 hrs

Incident report

Over the period of Friday the 5th of October to Sunday the 7th October 2012, team search dogs, Megan and Zak, along with their handlers, assisted local mountain rescue teams with the search for missing 5 year old, April Jones, in South Wales.

The dog units worked tirelessly to search demanding areas of forestry and mountain side.

Unfortunately April was not located. Both dog handlers were touched by the welcoming community who not only supplied endless amounts of food to the MRT members, but also provided accommodation. Their thoughts remain with Aprils parents.

There is more information about how various Mountain Rescue teams were involved on the MR, England and Wales, website.

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