The team was called in the early hours of this morning (27th February) by North Yorkshire Police to a search in the area of Scarborough Hospital for an 84 year old, vulnerable male reported missing from one of the hospital wards earlier in the night.

Three of our search parties were initially deployed for a detailed search of the hospital grounds.  Cleveland Police Force helicopter was tasked in assistance and shortly after arrival identified a potential find in the grounds of a neighbouring school.

One of our search parties and a police officer were guided to the location by the crew and positively identified the gentleman who appeared safe and well but suffering from the effects of cold.

The team carried him to a waiting Yorkshire Ambulance Service vehicle which took him to A&E for further checks.

Eleven team members in attendance, team stood down at 03:28 following a successful search.

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