SARDA Ireland North Successfully Undertakes Two Water Searches

The first was on the River Wey, in Guildford, when Mike Dermody and his dog Quincy along with Dave Marsh and his dog Sasha were asked to participate in a search for the missing kayaker Grant Brooster. Within a short period of time, this was quickly followed by a search of the River Thames in Culham, Oxfordshire undertaken by Dave and Sasha, looking for the missing teenager, Ellis Downes. Read More

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River Wey Search for Missing Kayaker : Update

This is an update on the River Wey Search in Guildford for the missing kayaker – read original article It’s a double edged sword as they say, because the missing man, Grant Broster, has been reportedly located, unfortunately drowned in the River Wey incident in Guildford. He has been missing since Easter Monday after an incident […] Read More

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DVSD ‘Look See’ at Loch Lomond

NSARDA accredited dog handlers Dave Marsh and Mike Dermody [who are also members of SARDA Ireland North] continued their epic journey of the UK last weekend ending up on the shores of Loch Lomond to meet up with Ken Sloan of SARDA England, two members of ALSAR and members of SARDA Southern Scotland. The aim of the journey was to participate in a ‘look see’ for the home based people and as a training exercise for everybody else present. Read More

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Water Search Dogs Help Look for Missing Kayaker

Dave Marsh and Mike Dermody were called to assist Surrey Search and Rescue late Monday evening [28th March]. Earlier that same day, a man had been seen to get into difficulties, following an incident involving a kayak, in the River Wey, which runs through the centre of Guildford. A search had commenced where Surrey SAR […] Read More

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NSARDA members Dave Marsh and Mike Dermody [who are both also members of SARDA Ireland North] were asked to attend an ongoing river search near York, search for a missing male. Below is a report penned by Dave, giving a brief resume on the week ends events. Saturday 19th March ‘Ring! Ring!’ What’s that you […] Read More

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Goodbye Biscuit

Sadly this weekend we had to say goodbye to the teams oldest search dog Biscuit. She was 14, started her career as a search dog aged 2, had 9 finds on people and 2 on lost dogs. She was particularly good at finding lost property which gained her many friends. In latter years she was […] Read More

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NSARDA Drowned Victim Search Dog (DVSD) weekend training

NSARDA Drowned Victim Search Dog (DVSD) handlers Dave Marsh and Sasha (Bolton MRT) and Mike Dermody and Quincy, from SARDA Ireland North spent this weekend training and participating in a multi agency exercise in Berkshire. Dave has given a quick update on the weekend as below Early Friday afternoon, Mike and I, along with Sasha […] Read More

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OSCAR & SARDA Spotlight: Alex Lyons & Max

  OSCAR are proud to sponsor National Search and Rescue Dogs (NSARDA). The work that these lifesaving volunteers and dogs carry out is truly inspiring. By feeding all the graded (qualified) dogs for free, we aim to ensure that every SARDA dog is fully up to the gruelling challenge of searching hill, dale and urban […] Read More

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OSCAR & SARDA Spotlight: Alison Nicholson & Floss

OSCAR are proud to sponsor National Search and Rescue Dogs (NSARDA). The work that these lifesaving volunteers and dogs carry out is truly inspiring. By feeding all the graded (qualified) dogs for free, we aim to ensure that every SARDA dog is fully up to the gruelling challenge of searching hill, dale and urban spaces […] Read More

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