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Team effort to locate missing man

Emergency services and members of the public have been praised for their efforts in locating a vulnerable missing elderly man.

The man was reported missing at 4.30pm on February 6 in the Grimsby area. Police, Coastguard, Louth Search & Rescue Dogs, accompanied by EMAS, carried out a large scale search of the area.

After an extensive search, the man was located in a hard to reach location. There was a three hour operation by the multi-agencies and members of the public to extract the vulnerable elderly man by helicopter as the location was not reachable by vehicle.

The man was taken to hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.

Chief Inspector Simon Skelton, Said: “This incident involved many police resources in an effort to locate a vulnerable elderly male, specialist assistance was called upon from colleagues trained in providing search advice as well as the National Police Air Service (NPAS). In such incidents it is a huge team effort and this was no exception, with many police departments being dedicated to locating the gentleman safe and well.

"I would really like to highlight the fantastic work carried out by the Louth Search & Rescue Dogs, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and importantly the local community, with specific thanks to the members of the public who located the Gentleman. I wish him a swift recovery and again a huge thank you to all those involved”  

08 Feb 19 9:13 AM

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