UK Civil Air Patrol Eastern England provide aerial observation for multi county incident
Date: 5th June 2018
Late evening of 5th June saw the start of a potentially serious flooding risk on the boarders of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. An unauthorised reservoir on farmland had become over full and the dams were at imminent risk of collapse. As recent residential developments in the area also meant that the homes at risk did not appear on the Ordinance Survey Maps or Google Earth, the emergency services were unsighted on the locations for emergency planning. Sky Watch provided aerial observation that contributed to a safe conclusion to the incident. Read more about this item.
SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
UKCAPScotland received its first direct request from SEPA to mount an observation patrol overhead a coastal area deemed vulnerable to flooding due to a combination of exceptionally high tide and on-shore winds. The threat only lasted 2 hours on one particular day and one of our aircraft flew a standing observation patrol overhead the affected coastline during the entire period, ready to alert the authorities the instant any coastal breach occurred. In the event, all was well and the coastal defences held up adequately. Low resolution aerial photographs were continuously recorded by an airframe-mounted downward pointing camera during the sortie and a few individual stills are shown below. SEPA were delighted with the rapid response by our crew and by the results. Hopefully this sortie will only be the first of many environmental protection sorties by CAP aircraft in 2018. Learn more about the news from Sky Watch in Scotland...
Following the success of Exercise Fen Find in 2017 Sky Watch in the East of Egland is looking to plan major exercises in collaboration with Lowlands Search and Rescue in 2018. The exercise(s) will be over two days (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun) allowing those with avilability during the week and those restricted to the week-end an oppertunity to take part. Learn more about this and other news from England & Wales...
Sky Watch NI were tasked by the Police Service of Northern Ireland to attend a search on the River Foyle on Saturday 11th February 2017 to assist in the search for a missing 23 year old.
A team of four responded and initially completed a search of the reed beds from Granshna Park area.
They then returned to Foyle Rescues Head Quarters to view the footage and then deployed on one of their boats to check and rule out some items on the video tape.
They then returned to Foyle Rescues Head Quarters to view the footage and then deployed on one of their boats to check and rule out some items on the video tape.See more items for Sky Watch Northern Ireland..