Happy outcome for multi-agency missing person search in Redditch
Two HWFRS appliances from Redditch and Bromsgrove and the Service’s drone team were called at 4am on 31 July to assist West Mercia Police in a search for an elderly woman who had left the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch during the early hours.
After a search inside and outside the hospital grounds, a wider scale search was planned due to the vulnerability of the woman and the lower temperatures at the time.
The search team from Redditch Fire Station found the missing woman in a grassy area around half a mile away from the hospital after she had been being missing for just over three hours.
She was cold but well and was transported back to the hospital by West Mercia Police.
“Excellent early communications and planning between the police, fire crews and hospital staff resulted in finding this vulnerable member of our community through hard work and recognised search techniques,” said Station Commander Jon Laight.
“She is now safe and receiving treatment at the Alexandra Hospital.”