Temporary base in Doddington found for county rescue team

PUBLISHED: 10:56 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:56 18 August 2016

Elgood’s Brewery,Wisbech, have created a special themed beer to help Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue (CamSAR) reach their £20,000 target to purchase a new Incident Control Unit

Elgood’s Brewery,Wisbech, have created a special themed beer to help Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue (CamSAR) reach their £20,000 target to purchase a new Incident Control Unit

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A temporary base has been found in Doddington for Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue (CamSAR).

The voluntary rescue team that helps police search for vulnerable missing people has a main storage space in the village. However

further space for vehicles and kit will continue to be needed at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service’s station in March and the Littleport depot of East Cambs District Council.

The search for a new temporary base was launched in June after Fenland District Council’s centre, where the team’s vehicles and equipment were stored in Chatteris since early 2014, was made unavailable.

Wayne Bent, one of the team’s search managers, said: “We’re very grateful for the support that was extended to us, from people simply spreading the appeal far and wide, to those offering spaces, and those who helped to flesh out the details of this new temporary arrangement.

“Operating will certainly be a bit trickier now than before, and it’s not ideal for maintaining as well as quickly deploying our various pieces of equipment on callouts, but we can continue our work mostly as before.

“That’s great for us and great for vulnerable people in our county.”

The search for a permanent home continues.

Anyone interested in joining or supporting CamSAR should email interest@camsar.org


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