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Kathrin Tasker

Surrey Search and Rescue (Dog Section)

 

About Surrey SAR

Surrey SAR is a volunteer organisation on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist Surrey Police and other Emergency Services

"Our primary role is to assist in locating lost or missing vulnerable people within Surrey and its surrounding areas"

Surrey SAR is entirely reliant on sponsorship and donations to exist and carry out its work 

http://content.met.police.uk/News/Search--Rescue-handler-and-dog-receive-commendation/1400020418994/1257246745756

About Kathrin

Kathrin is a professional dog agility trainer who has been using CSJ for a long time and recommends it to her 400 pupils. Having competed and judged in agility at the highest level, winning Crufts and Olympia as well as judging Olympia, she has no doubt that CSJ contributes to her dogs' energy!

The dogs

Winnie is a Lurcher and Chi is a Working Sheepdog.

When starting Search and Rescue training with Winnie and Chi about 5 years ago, she was really pleased to find that SurSAR was sponsored by CSJ.

"With this activity we are on call 24/7 on a voluntary basis to assist the police in finding vulnerable missing people and I always have some CSJ packed in my car to give to my dogs.

They both love the Search Training and I love seeing them tuck into their CSJ dinner after a long training session.”

Kathrin Tasker

** Search & Rescue handler and dog receive commendation

06 October 2013

A Surrey Search and Rescue handler and her dog have been commended after assisting the police in finding a very vulnerable and intentionally missing woman.

Kathrin Tasker is part of Surrey Search and Rescue (SURSAR). This group of volunteers are part of bigger charitable organisation, ‘The Association of Lowland Search and Rescue’.(ALSAR)

On the 9th January 2012, a vulnerable high risk patient went missing from the Priory Hospital, Hayes. The seventeen year old, who was being fed against her will, walked out of the hospital and intentionally hid to avoid being found. The local police at Bromley were notified. They alerted Lowland Search and Rescue through the call out system.

Although local officers and the TSG had undertaken some searches of the hospital, grounds and house to house enquiries, the young woman had not been found.

A search utilising police assets, combined with the Lowland Search Teams was started, aongst those volunteers from Surrey Search and Rescue, was Kathryn Tasker and her dog ‘Winnie’.

Kathrin was tasked with searching a rural area close to the hospital. The area included some dense areas of brambles and woodland had been searched previously by local officers.

After a short period of time, Winnie, Kathrin’s dog made an indication amongst some very dense undergrowth, where ultimately the missing woman was found hiding. Kathrin and Winnie stayed with her until police arrived and the young woman was detained and ultimately returned to the Priory Hospital for treatment.

For more information Kathrin can be contacted via the teams website: http://www.sursar.org.uk/

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Kathrin Tasker

Kathrin’s Search Dog Winnie received a commendation from the police for saving the life of a missing girl.
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