Cambridgeshire rescue team sets sights on world record

Milton Country Park is the setting for a record breaking game of hide and seek

Milton Country Park is the setting for a record breaking game of hide and seek - Credit: Archant

If you fancy being a record breaker then Milton Country Park could be the place for you next month.

On September 4, well over a thousand players are expected to take part in an official

Guinness World Records attempt at playing the world’s largest game of hide and seek, at the country park, which is off the A10.

Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue (CamSAR), which is organising the event, has run two attempts so far, attracting around 400 players in 2014 rising to about 1,100 in 2015.

At this rate, the rescue team expects to comfortably beat the 1,437 world record this year.


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“This year really is the big one,” says Richard Morley, a search manager and chairman of the organisation, “and we are inviting everyone in the county to become a record­ breaker.”

CamSAR is one of 36 lowland rescue teams across the UK which cover areas ranging from

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Jersey to Yorkshire and Northern Ireland.

CamSAR relies on its highly trained volunteers and the generosity of local people and businesses to cover its costs from year to year.

The hide and seek event aims to help raise the organisation’s profile.

It offers visitors a chance to meet other emergency services who will be exhibiting, get lifesaving instruction from ambulance and CamSAR staff, meet Shadow the trainee search puppy, and enjoy a barbecue.

Anyone interested in finding out more should head to www.largesthideandseek.org and keep an eye on the team’s social media for further updates.

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