Search for missing teenager near Dolgellau

At around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday 11th December Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team received a request from North Wales Police for assistance in the search for a vulnerable teenager missing from near Dolgellau.

A party of volunteers turned out to provide back-up and support for a Search & Rescue Dogs Association Wales trailing dog, and to provide tracking capability. The searches deployed from the place where the missing person was last seen, but an absence of good scent items for the missing youth meant that the trailing dog could not be effective, and trackers only found footsteps from what they believed to be the initial searches made by the teenager's carers. In the absence of more concrete evidence to go on, the Team was stood down at 5:45 a.m.