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Wiltshire Search and Rescue announce busiest years on record - over 28,000 volunteer hours

As the volunteers of Wiltshire Search and Rescue reflect on another busy year supporting Wiltshire Police and the emergency services, the team is also pleased to announce the launch of their brand new 4x4 vehicle.

In total the team members gave 28,617 hours of volunteering time in the 12 months up to the end of December 2019 and were called out 62 times to find, rescue and treat missing and vulnerable people in the county.

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Training as a Search technician, Part 3: Square peg, square hole

Third training session today and we are starting to learn about all the equipment we use, how to get it out of the van, the initial actions when we arrive at a search, how to set up the base of operations and as importantly, putting it back in the right place afterwards.  When time is of the essence at the start of a search, the last thing you want is to open the radio case, to discover someone has put the rich tea biscuits in there.  Everything has a place.  

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Wiltshire cyclist attempts Everesting challenge to raise money for search and rescue team

On 6th July, Trowbridge resident Txema Garcia will be cycling up and down the White Horse via Bratton up to 80 times to raise money for local charity Wiltshire Search and Rescue. The ‘Everesting’ attempt, which sees cyclists pedal up and down the same hill to reach a 28,029ft / 8,848m target – the same height as Everest – was invented in 2014.

 The challenge is simple yet physically incredibly tough and Txema will need to dig deep to see it completed. But he is determined to fundraise for a charity close to his heart.

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