Police dog helps find man in Yate quarry

October 02 2018

A police dog successfully traced a man who went missing after a collision and was found in Yate quarry.

It’s believed that the man wandered off confused after being involved in a single vehicle collision in a white Mercedes Sprinter van along Wickwar Road, Yate on 6 September.

Police attended the scene with their police dog Nerf, as a search and rescue operation was launched involving Avon Fire and Rescue Services, the National Police Air Service and the South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust. The Wickwar Road was closed while the incident was underway. 

Nerf quickly tracked the man who had fallen a significant height into the quarry.  He was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in a serious but stable condition. 

Police dog Nerf was praised for his actions which saved a life.