Coastguard Join Police For Missing Person Exercise

PC Mat Collier played role of lost elderly person

PC Mat Collier played role of lost elderly person

Scilly’s Coastguard and Police searched the Garrison last night to try and find a missing person.

But it wasn’t a real emergency. The team were taking part in an exercise based on a realistic scenario, to keep their search and rescue skills are kept up-to-date.

They were told that a confused, elderly man had gone missing.

During the evening, Sergeant Colin Taylor and coastguard leader Martin Tomkinson were based at the police station and fed information to the search team, in exactly the same way they would in a real incident.

PC Mat Collier played the missing man, wearing a ‘suitable’ outfit that he says he picked up at the charity shop.