Apologies for the lack of posts, I’ve been off ill for a few days with what has been called “man flu”, and I really didn’t feel like getting out of bed.

After a few days off, I was quite looking forward to an early night last night before coming back to work today. You can imagine my disappointment then when my pager goes off at around 2230. Bugger, I thought.

The call was an immediate response to search for a MISPER in the Rhondda valley. I drove up and once again TomTom was absolutely invaluable and took me right up to the control point. Ok, so I had to turn around and drive a few hundred yards down to the car park because the control point was full, but hey.

Pretty soon we had around 20 of our team members there in addition to an undetermined number from Westerrn Beacons MRT. We kicked off around midnight and started a search of nearby footpaths and open areas, splitting into several groups to search for a missing middle-aged chap who was despondent and had been missing for several hours. The terrain was tough and we finally finished around 0330. Between debrief, the drive home and a shower it was almost 0500 by the time I got to bed. After two and a half hours sleep I was up again getting ready for work. Why is it that such little sleep just seems to make you more tired?

2 Responses to “…and another one.”

  1. abtrax_jimmy says:

    bloody MISPERS!!!


    hows life son??

  2. taffyboy says:

    Hey, how’s it going?

    Not too bad, looking forward to getting some work out of the way.

    Been having some fun with Mispers recently? 🙂 I’ve heard mumblings of several searches recently, with various other teams and dogs called, but not us. Suicide season, innit? 🙂

    So when you going to pop up to see us?