2018 (currently 12 call outs)
Monday 25th June 21.38
A request was sent from the joint control room to search for a missing person in the Kirk Michael area. Jim Macgregor and Star with Graham Steele navigating and Gary Wright and Holly with Ffinlo navigating were tasked with search a glen. Once cleared the teams search the rock armour area of the beach when news came through the person had been located at Glen Moar Beach, 2 miles away by Police. The team were stood down at 23.39. This was a multi agency search with IOM Coastguard, IOM fire and rescue service, IOM Police and Civil Defence.
Thursday 7th June 19.20hrs
A request from the police to deploy a Dog team to the North of the island to assist in a multi agency search to try and locate a male from an RTA who had gone missing. Search Dog Star with handler Jim Macgregor and navigator Marc Marshall conducted an extensive search in the Sulby Bridge area. All teams were stood down at 22:00 pending further enquiries by the police.
Sunday 27th May 02.48hrs
Civil Defence called out the search dogs for a 13 year old missing male in the Douglas area. Jim MacGregor with search dog Star and Phil Roriston navigating searched Pulrose golf course for 30mins when a message came through he had been located by the Police in a neighbouring area.
Sunday 13th May 17.55hrs
**CALL OUT** **DOG FIND**
Police requested two dog teams to deploy to search for a missing person in the East of the island. Search dog Holly with handler Gary Wright and navigator Graham Steele and search dog Star with handler Jim Macgregor attended the call out.
After searching the area Jim Macgregor and search dog star located the misper this afternoon in Onchan. The misper was walked up to the road to police and transferred to hospital by ambulance.
Saturday 5th May 02.45hrs
Jim MacGregor and Star with Charlotte Heap navigating and Gary Wright with Holly and Marc Marshal navigating were tasked to search for a vulnerable missing person in the Douglas area. Several areas were searched in difficult terrain while the Police, Coastguard and Douglas lifeboat were also searching. Teams were stood down at 05.30hrs. The missing person was located by Police the next morning on Douglas beach and evacuated to an ambulance by Douglas Coastguard.
Saturday 14th April 02.30hrs
Police requested a dog team to deploy to the north of the island to search for a high risk missing person. Dog handler Gary Wright with Search Dog Holly and navigator Marc Marshall searched for an hour before news came in that the misper has been located by Ramsey Coastguard.
Sunday 8th April 16.00hrs
Two dog teams deployed at the request of the Police to search open areas for a high risk missing person. After searching for about 45 minutes a call came in that the missing person had been located. Dog handler Gary Wright with Search dog Holly and navigator Charlie Heap and Dog handler Jim Macgregor with Search Dog Star and navigator Marc Marshall attended the call.
Tuesday 27th March 1.00am
At the request of the joint control room and the police Handlers Jim macgregor and Star and Gary Wright and Holly were requested to search for a missing gentleman in Douglas. The team were stood down en route to the search area when the police located the gentleman.
Monday 12th February 23.50
Request from Police to search for a vulnerable 17 year old in the Onchan area. Gary Wright with Search dog Holly and Marc Marshal navigating searched one area and were just about to start a second area when the mister was located.
Thursday 8th February 21.30
Request from police to search for a vulnerable 17 year old in the Onchan area. Jim Macgregor and Search dog Star, with Marc Marshal navigating were tasked with 3 search areas. After clearing these large wooded areas and farmland the dog team along with other agencies were stood down pending further enquiries at 3.00am. Subsequently located by police.
Monday 5th February 11.40am
Request from the Police to deploy two dog teams to work alongside other agency’s. Search Dog Star with handler Jim MacGregor and navigator Marc Marshall, Search dog Holly with handler Gary Wright and navigator Mal Stewart were asked to search areas on the east of the island. After searching for approximately 3 hours news came through that the missing person had been found by the Fire and Rescue service.
IOM Fire and Rescue service
Wednesday 31st January 12.10pm
Request from the Police to deploy two dog teams to work alongside other agency’s. Search Dog Star with handler Jim MacGregor and navigator Marc Marshall, Search dog Holly with handler Gary Wright and navigator Mal Stewart were asked to search areas on the east of the island. After a short search both teams were stood down, misper located.
Teams attending call out:
IOM ambulance service
2017 (12 call outs)
Friday 17th November 21.20
Police requested SARDA to search the railway line area between Port st Mary and Port Erin for a misper. Jim Macgregor and search dog Star with Marc marshal navigating were enroute to Port St Mary when the mister was located in the vicinity by a member of the public and the team were stood down.
Wednesday 8th November 20.10
Police requested two search dog teams to be deployed to Laxey to search for a vulnerable missing 57 year old lady. While making our way to the RV point the lady was found and the teams stood down.
Monday 30th October 6.25am
Police requested two dog teams to deploy to an area on the mountain to search for a driver of a crashed car. Handler Jim Macgregor with search dog Star and navigator Johny Sayle, handler Gary Wright with search dog Holly and navigator Marc Marshall arrived on scene at 6.45am. Handler Jim located the missing person at the start of the search area in an outbuilding. Team stood down at 07.50am.
Tuesday 17th October 10.30am
Handlers Jim Macgregor with Star and Gary Wright with Holly, assisted by Marc marshal navigating were tasked with searching for a vulnerable male. The search area was the grounds of the Nunnery in Douglas. This was a multi agency search along with Civil Defence, Coastguard, Police and Douglas lifeboat. At 11.40am both teams were stood down when the male was located outside the search area.
Monday 16th October 5.30am
Handlers jim Macgregor and Star and Gary Wright and Holly were tasked with searching 3 areas around Douglas for a missing male. The teams were assisted by the Police as navigators. Both teams were stood down at 7.00am after the male was located outside the search area.
Wednesday 20th September 18.49
Handler Jim with Mal navigating and search dog Star were tasked with searching a sand quarry near the point of Ayre. This was a multiple agency search with police, fire service, coastguard and Civil Defence. The 37 year old male had been involved in an RTC and was missing in the quarry area. After an hour and twenty minutes the male was located by Civil Defence just outside the area tasked to SARDA and was taken by ambulance.
Wednesday 6th September 16.45
Handlers jim and Gary with Star and Holly and Marc navigating were deployed to search for two males missing after an RTC at conrhenny. After a short time searching the plantation the teams were stood down after the males were located by the Police.
Monday 14th August 15.00hrs
Handler Gary wright with Marc Marshall navigating were requested to assist in locating a vulnerable male in Arrasey plantation
On arrival at RV point, team were informed male had been located by a police search dog team and stood down
Wednesday 29th March 20.00hrs
While taking part in a joint exercise with Civil Defence and the Fire Service the two dog teams were called out to search for a misper at Sandygate. The teams were on standby for 2 hours at the RV point while further information came through. The team were stood down when the gentleman was located in the south of the island by the police.
Monday 6th March (22.40)
The two dog teams were called out to search for a missing 81 year old in the Peel area. While travelling to the RV the gentleman was found and the teams stood down.
19th February (13.45)
Handler Jim MacGregor with search dog Star, with two members of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team were tasked with search dense woods in Chorley for a missing 16 year old boy. The team searched the woods for around 45 minutes before they were stood down when the misper was located outside the search area.
23rd January (12.45am)
Handlers Jim Macgregor and Gary wright called out to diabetic missing from home in early hours with mal stewart and marc Marshall as navigators
Teams stood down at RV point waiting to deploy as misper located by police
2016 (8 call outs)
Friday 30th December (0.15)
Request from the Police to search for a vulnerable male missing since the previous afternoon. Jim Macgregor with search dog Star and Marc Marshal navigating were tasked with searching a housing estate in the Crosby area where he was last seen. After a short time checking gardens the person was located by Police one street away and the team stood down at 1.30am.
Tuesday 18th October (11.00)
Request for dog teams to be on stand at RV point for injured walker above Ohio plantation in case needed as walker had given location to emergency services – stood down on route after walker located
Wednesday 8th June (04.10)
Gary Wright with search dog Holly with Nigel Smith navigating were tasked to assist other emergency search teams to look for a missing driver from a road accident and believed to have suffered head injuries and left scene.
After searching the hillside below the gooseneck in the north of the island the driver was located by police in Ramsey and the team subsequently stood down and returned home for 8am
Wednesday 25th May (13.40)
Jim Macgregor & Star with Mal Stewart navigating and Gary Wright & Holly with Marc Marshal navigating were tasked to search for a vulnerable missing 15year old girl in the Onchan area. Shortly after commencing the search the girl was located by the Police Dogs.
Saturday 20th February (13.00)
Gary Wright with search dog Holly and Marc Marshal navigating were tasked with searching for a vulnerable female missing in the Sulby area. A police dog located the female and with Sarda’s assistance treated the lady until the ambulance arrived.
Saturday 6th February (13.15)
Gary Wright with search dog Holly and Marc Marshal navigating were deployed to look for a vulnerable missing male. They were tasked with searching Laxey Head. After an hour searching the team were placed on standby when further information emerged. The gentleman was located by Civil Defence in the West of the island.
Wednesday 3rd February (20.15)
Jim Macgregor/Nigel Smith and Star with Gary Wright/Marc Marshal and Holly were called out to meet in the Glen Vine area for a missing 13 year old boy. The team were stood down just after they arrived at the RV with the boy turning up safely elsewhere.
Friday 1st January (21.00 hrs)
At 21.00hrs Jim MacGregor and Search Dog Star with John Callow navigating were deployed to Ramsey Police station to be tasked with searching for a 19 year old missing male. 10km of roads from St Judes to Jurby and back were searched including buildings, farmland and ditches. The search was suspended at 3.00am with nothing found working alongside Civil Defence, Police, Coastguard and Fire service.
On Saturday 2nd January after the police received additional information that the missing person had entered the harbour and was not seen again the search became a recovery operation. Jim MacGregor and Search Dog Star with John Callow navigating searched from Ramsey to the point of Ayre with Gary Wright and Search Dog Holly with Marc Marshal navigating searched the beach in reverse.
On Sunday 3rd January both teams were deployed again on the 10km route but in reverse. This concluded around 14 combined hours of searching by the teams.
Outcome = Missing person is still outstanding and nothing found
2015 (7 call outs)
Tuesday, 15th December (17.00 hrs) Monday, 1st January (21.00 hrs)
At 17.00 hrs Gary Wright and Search Dog Holly were deployed with the Police and Civil Defence to search for a female disorientated in the fog near Creg ny Baa. After a short search SARDA found the lady and she was safely walked off the hill.
Outcome = DOG FIND
Wednesday, 18th November (00.05hrs)
Jim MacGregor and Search Dog Star with Mal Stewart navigating were involved in a multi agency search for a missing male on Douglas Head. This involved Police, Civil Defence, Coastguard, Fire service, Coastguard helicopter and Lifeboat along with SARDA.
Outcome = After initially searching Douglas Head and being redeployed to Braddan cemetery the gentleman was located outside the search area.
Sunday, November 8th (7.00hrs)
Both dog teams were deployed to look for an elderly gentleman who had gone missing the night before. The search area was Whitchurch on the Shropshire/Welsh border. Both teams were in the area assisting with the SARDA Wales assessments.
Outcome = While waiting to be tasked at the RV point the gentleman was found.
Saturday, November 7th (7.00hrs)
Gary Wright and Search Dog Holly were deployed along the A55 while on an assessment weekend with SARDA Wales looking for a vulnerable adult.
Outcome = The team were stood down while en-route to the RV.
Friday, October 30th (20.00hrs)
Tasking was given from Lord Street Police station searching for a missing 21yr old male. Gary Wright and Search Dog Holly with Mal Stewart navigating searched an area of Saddlestone and Jim with Nigel and Star searched an area near the Energy from Waste plant.
Outcome = After an hour of searching the areas the gentleman was located by the police.
Saturday, October 3rd (20.20)
Both search dog teams were deployed from Castletown police station to look for an elderly gentleman with dementia who went missing early in the evening. The teams searched from opposite ends of Castletown Bay while the Coastguard helicopter was searching above. The teams then continued to search the fields of the Scarlett area and grounds of CastleRushen High School.
Outcome = At 22.00hrs the gentleman was located by Civil Defence.
Monday, April 13th [21.00hrs]
Both search dog teams were deployed to search for a vulnerable female where her car had been located. After a short search of area, the lady was located by the dog teams and treated and transfered to ambulance via stretcher. We wish her a full recovery.
Good team effort with the Police, Civil Defence, IoM Man Fire and Rescue Service and Coastguard all working together and having a positive outcome.
Outcome = DOG FIND
2014 (4 call outs)
Monday, June 16th [01.10hrs]
Tasked to search Pulrose Golf course to search for a 37 year old male missing from home. Jim MacGregor and Search Dog Star with Nigel Smith navigating were just being readied to be deployed when the misper turned up at their home address.
Saturday, April 26th [18.30hrs]
Asked by the police to assist in searching for a missing male in the area of Sulby Valley. Jim MacGregor and Search Dog Star deployed with two police officers.
Outcome = stood down en-route when male located by police and arrested.
Sunday, March 30th – Wednesday April 2nd
Working with the inland search group and Isle of Man Coastguard Jim MacGregor and Search Dog Star with Gary Wright and Nigel Smith navigating were deployed to search for a lady who was missing from Niarbyll. Consecutive searches over 4 days of coastal beaches and cliffs were carried out.
Outcome = articles of the lady were found on the beach with the lady still missing
Sunday, March 30th [23.00hrs]
Two girls aged 8 and 9 missing from Sulby area. Jim MacGregor and Search Dog Star with Gary Wright navigating were deployed.
Outcome = Two girls turned up 3 miles away from home