We conducted our final training weekend of the year in Penmaenmawr, North Wales between the 22nd and 24th November 2019. Members of Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, K9 Search & Rescue NI and K9 Scent & Search Scotland attended where instruction was provided on Cadaver Detection and Live Person Air Scenting work.
All handlers and their dogs worked extremely well in some challenging weather conditions and made excellent progress towards their chosen pathway. Here are a selection of photos taken during the session. These photos are courtesy of Mike Parsons.
Taken from K9 Search & Rescue NI who have qualified and trainee handlers working with us:
Heartbreaking end to search.
We were tasked by CGOC Belfast Coastguard this morning at 1100 to assist Kilkeel and Newcastle Coastguard Rescue teams, Kilkeel RNLI Lifeboat and PSNI Newry & Mourne in the search for a missing person.
We requested our partners from Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Teams Dog Team to assist in the search. Teaming up with Greenore Coast Guard they searched an extensive area on south side of Carlingford Lough initially.
During the search, K9 Max indicated an area of interest, leading to divers being deployed. A young male was recovered by divers, K9 Search & Rescue and Kilkeel Coastguard Rescue team into care of police.
Our thoughts and prays go out to the young mans family and friends