Called out by West Mercia Police for a high risk missing person in Malvern area.
Following an extensive land search to assist West Midlands Police with a missing person investigation alongside crew from SARA - Tewkesbury and West Mercia Search & Rescue all teams were eventually stood down at 7am. The crew then headed back to station and many to their day jobs.
Friday 21st August 11:00am
Requested by West Midlands Police for a missing person in Dudley area.
The crew of Wyre Forest Station were called out shortly before 11am to assist West Midlands Police with a missing person investigation in the Brierley Hill area. Crew from SARA - Tewkesbury were also mobilised along with Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team and West Mercia Search & Rescue. All teams were stood down before arriving on scene.
Sunday 16th August 10:15am
Requested by West Midlands Police for a missing person in Sandwell.
Along with colleagues from our sister station SARA - Tewkesbury and Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team, crews headed to the Sandwell area to assist West Midlands Police with their investigation.
Friday 14th August 8:25am
Requested by West Mercia Police for a missing person in Shropshire.
The first call came at 8:25 when crew were asked to assist with an investigation in South Shropshire. We were joined by our sister station Severn Area Rescue Association - Tewkesbury and West Mercia Search & Rescue. All SAR crews were stood down shortly after 1pm.
The Wyre Forest crew were then redeployed just before 7pm to further assist West Mercia Police with their investigations. The thoughts of all the crew are with the family and friends of those affected by the incident.
Wednesday 12th August 5:10pm
Requested by Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service to an incident in Shavers End Quarry. Just after 5pm the crew from Wyre Forest Station were called out by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service to attend a missing person in Shavers End Quarry near Stourport. We attended the incident along with Hereford and Worcester Fire Service crews, West Midlands Ambulance Service HQ, West Midlands Air Ambulance and West Mercia Police. During further investigation the following day, a body was sadly recovered from the quarry. The thoughts of the crew are with the family and friends.
Wednesday 5th August 11:58am
Requested by West Midlands Police to conduct a land search in the Sandwell area. Wyre Forest crew, supported by SARA Tewksbury were due to deploy but were stood down as a misper was located.
Wednesday 5th August 1:30am
Requested by HWFRS to assist with a urgent water incident in Bewdley Town Centre. Water Rescue crew from Severn Area Rescue Association - Wyre Forest Station were called out at approx 1:30am in the morning to assist colleagues from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, West Mercia Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service with an incident in Bewdley, Worcestershire.
Thankfully the situation was resolved as crew were assembling on scene, so crew were able to return to station, decontaminate equipment and return home at 3am to try to get some sleep before heading out to work.
Thursday 30th July 10:28am
Requested by SARA Tewksbury for Swiftwater Rescue (SRT) crew to assist with a vehicle recovery from the river. SRT crew supported Tewksbury and West Mercia Police to secure and recover a vehicle which had entered the River Avon. The crew secured the van and awaited the specialist lifting equipment to complete the recovery.
Saturday 5th July 7:50am
Requested to support West Mercia Police and work alongside West Midlands SAR to conduct a river search SARA Wyre Forest crew were working alongside West Midlands Search and Rescue to search areas on interest on the River Seven for a missing person. Unfortunately on this occasion nothing was found.
Saturday 30th May 1:37pm
Requested to support West Mercia Police with an ongoing high risk missing person search near Bromyard SARA Wyre Forest crew were working alongside two other volunteer agencies; Longtown Mountain Rescue and West Midlands Search and Rescue. SARA crew split into two teams and searched their two areas, however the missing person was located by dog team assistant and was then extracted.
Sunday 3rd May 3:08pm
Requested to support SARA Tewksbury with a missing person search near Rissington, Gloucestershire SARA Wyre Forest crew were stood down en route as the misper was located by Police and were no longer required.
Thursday 5th March 9:51pm
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.