UK: Plymouth search for missing Desmond White (45yrs) continues – 140913 1010z

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Desmond White.

 

(Photo: Devon & Cornwall.Police)

 

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Desmond is described as male, white, aged 45years, 5f8h tall, slim build, usually wears jeans and a T shirt.
Desmond was last seen in the Ernesettle Lane area, Ernesettle, Plymouth, near to the Vi-Spring factory on the morning of Thursday 12th September 2013.
Any person with any information regarding the whereabouts of Desmond are asked to contact Devon & Cornwall Police on 101 quoting log number 0470 120913.

 

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team ( were called out to search the Ernesettle Lane area of Plymouth for   Desmond. 1730 last night. The search is currently on-going.

 

(Photo: Plymouth Herald) Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team)

 

(Photo: DSRT Plymouth) Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team on day two of callout)

 

Other Reports

 

Police concern for missing man, extensive search operation ongoing

 

gPolice are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a missing Plymouth man, Desmond White.

 

Desmond is described as male, white, aged 45, 5f8h tall, of slim build, usually wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

 

Desmond was last seen in the Ernesettle Lane area, Ernesettle, Plymouth, near to the Vi-Spring factory yesterday morning, Thursday.

 

An extensive search operation for Desmond was carried out late into the night and resumed this morning.

 

(Photo: Plymouth Herald) Police at the search scene

 

Police searching for Desmond White have appealed to a ggood Samaritanh who hooked a carrier bag of snack bars on a tree branch in Ernesettle.

 

Missing person search manager, Sergeant Ryan Canning said he was hoping the member of the public could assist the police with the exact location in which the bag was found.

 

He said: gAt the time he was reported missing a carrier bag with some snack bars in it was found hooked onto a tree in the area he was last seen by the water treatment works on a footpath along Ernesettle Lane.

 

gWe believe it was probably hooked on the tree by a member of the public who thought somebody had lost the bag and has then done the good Samaritan thing picked it up and put it on a branch. We are asking for that person to come forward so we can identify exactly where the bag was found.h

 

If you know anything about the carrier bag with the snack bars in it, please contact the police by calling 101 quoting log number 0470 120913.h h – Plymouth Herald

 

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Saturday 14 Sept 2013

Update: Search for missing Plymouth man Desmond White continues

 

“Concerns were growing last night for a missing man who has not been seen since Thursday morning.

The search for Desmond White was due to resume this morning. He disappeared after being dropped off for work on Ernesettle Lane at 7.05am on Thursday.

(Photo: Plymouth Herald) Volunteers from Dartmoor Rescue, Plymouth continue the search

Police are hoping a carrier bag with snack bars in it found hooked on to a tree could help the investigation into his disappearance, which is said to be “completely out of character”.

 

A multi-agency search began on Thursday and continued throughout yesterday until darkness fell.

(Photo: Plymouth Herald) Desmond White

 

Despite the best efforts of teams from Devon and Cornwall Police, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Plymouth, the MOD Police and assistance from the police force helicopter, Mr White remained missing last night.

 

Police searching for the 45-year-old have appealed to a “good Samaritan” who it is believed hooked a carrier bag of snack bars on to a tree branch.

 

Sergeant Ryan Canning said he was hoping the member of the public could assist the police with the exact location in which the bag was found.

 

He said: “At the time he was reported missing a carrier bag with some snack bars in it was found hooked onto a tree in the area he was last seen by the water treatment works on a footpath along Ernesettle Lane.

 

“We believe it was probably hooked on the tree by a member of the public who thought somebody had lost the bag and has then done the good Samaritan thing picked it up and put it on a branch.” – Plymouth Herald

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Dartmoor Rescue Group


The Dartmoor Rescue Group was started in 1968 in the Tavistock area when a small group of local moorland enthusiasts started helping the police with search and rescue on Dartmoor. 

In due course a recognised official rescue team was formed which became affiliated to the Mountain Rescue Council. Currently the Group consists of four Search and Rescue Teams (SART) based in Ashburton, Okehampton, Tavistock and Plymouth. Each team is a separate charity and is capable of functioning independently. However the teams frequently operate together and so each team is part of the Dartmoor Rescue Group which is a separate charity and which co-ordinates common training, equipment and communications issues and is the main contact point for outside organisations. 

Each team will tend to work in its own geographical area but may need to work anywhere on Dartmoor to support other Dartmoor Search and Rescue teams. Depending on the number of people who require rescuing or the area to be searched, a callout may consist of one, two or three teams and usually at least one team is kept as a back up in case of an extended operation. DRG teams provide a search and rescue service in the rest of Devon and Cornwall and may be used to support the Cornwall and the Exmoor Search and Rescue teams.

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