Deployed by HWFRS to conduct missing person search near Ludlow SARA Land Search teams were called out by Hereford and Worcester Fire Service to assist West Mercia Police with a missing person search in the Ludlow area. Shortly after our crew were deployed to search, the gentleman was located by another team and our MREW Cas Carers and team doctor were tasked to the scene to assist the ambulance officer with assessing the gentleman while awaiting the arrival of the ambulance. With the help of Shropshire Fire Service, Hereford and Worcester Fire Service, West Mercia Police, West Midlands Ambulance service and the Forestry Commission, the gentleman was extracted across soggy and steep terrain to the waiting ambulance before being taken to hospital. Crew stood down at 3:05am.
Sunday 1st March 11:30am
Deployed by HWFRS to conduct welfare checked on flooded properties from Stourport to Lenchford
SARA crew were requested to back up Tewksbury station for a missing 16 year old. The misper was located before Wyre Forest deployed from station.
A second call came in to extend out deployment to continue welfare checks in Severn Stoke supported by our Tewksbury Station.
Friday 28th February 5:55am
Requested by Gloucestershire Police to attend a missing person search in Hartpury
SARA crew were requested to back up Tewksbury station for a missing 16 year old. The misper was located before Wyre Forest deployed from station and crew returned home.
Wednesday 26th February 7:00am
Requested by HWFRS to provide flood relief and potential evacuation in Bewdley
SARA crew asked to standby at Bewdley to provide boat cover for fire service. While on scene we were asked to head down Northwood lane to hill top farm to do safe and well checks on local residents who had stayed in properties throughout the flooding. SARA launched two boats and undertook door to door checks and evacuated residents who needed assistance. Fire control then tasked us to Upper Arley to evacuate two adults and one teenager from a property after receiving phone call for help and line going dead. A further call from HWFRS came in to assist with evacuation of adult male and three dogs from a boat yard in Stourport.
Crew were called at 12:20am to rescue two people from the roof of their flooded car in Bewdley. SARA continued to standby in Bewdley monitoring flood defences until we were stood down at 2:30am.
Tuesday 18th February - Thursday 20th February
Requested by HWFRS to provide possible flood relief and potential evacuation in Bewdley
SARA crew stood by to assist at Beales Corner, Bewdley should flood defences fail. Crew were briefed about the possibility of a breach to the flood defences and reactions that would be taken in that incidence.
Hourly monitoring of flood defences were conducted by crew and an area identified as risk of failure identified, prior to deployment of SARA. Crew also evacuated property at risk with Police support. Hourly monitoring of river level and road condition continued on Stourport road from Ricketts Place access as well.
Our sister station Tewksbury were working with HWFRS to evacuate and undertake welfare checks on residents of a caravan park.
Monday 17th February 1:00pm
Requested by HWFRS to provide flood relief and potential evacuation in Hereford
SARA crew were tasked to standby at Hereford Fire Station as it became clear that there were concerns about two carehomes close to river which were potentially needing to be evacuated. While on scene we received a tasking to carry out a safe and well check on elderly residents who had concern for their safety. A further call was recieved to make way to property further down a flooded road to evacuate a couple due to ill health. Our SARA 26 rescue boat and inflatable sled were used to access properties. Crews were stood down at 1:30am.
Sunday 16th February 08:10am
Requested by HWFRS to provide flood rescue in Tenbury Wells
Following SARA crews working into the night at Tenbury Wells, we were then tasked to evacuate a caravan park near Worcester as flood levels were rising further. Crews were stood down at 6:00am after being out for 22 hours.
Friday 14th February 6:00pm
Requested to support SARA Tewksbury in a land search in Chipping Campden
SARA Wyre Forest crew were deployed with additional crew on standby ready to deploy if required. The crew returned to station following the location of the missing person.
Sunday 9th February 11:28am
Requested to support SARA Tewksbury in a land search in Tuffley
SARA Wyre Forest crew were on standby to respond however the team were stood down when the missing person was located safe and well before deployment.
Sunday 12th January 3:08am
Requested to support SARA Tewksbury in a land search
SARA Wyre Forest crew responded in the early hours of the morning to assist in an ongoing search for a missing person in the Cheltenham area. Team were stood down when the missing person was located safe and well.
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What is SARA?
SARA is an Inshore Rescue boat and Land Search organisation covering the Severn and Wye Valleys, with stations at Wyre Forest, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Sharpness, Newport and Beachley.