Burton Mail

Lost pensioner found in stately home grounds

POLICE TRACK HIM DOWN IN THE WOODLANDS AT CALKE ABBEY

- By JENNY MOODY jennifer.moody@reachplc.com @Jenny_moody85

A PENSIONER who got lost in the grounds of a South Derbyshire stately home was hospitalis­ed after being found in woodlands.

The 74-year-old called the police himself, saying that he was in need of assistance as he was somewhere in the grounds of Calke Abbey.

However, he had no idea where he was.

Officers from the safer neighbourh­ood teams in Swadlincot­e, Melbourne, Hilton and Mercia, along with response officers, began searching the vast woodlands around the area in a bid to find him.

He was found by PSCO Andrea Thompson, who comforted the man and administer­ed first aid at the scene. The officers who found him then used the What3words app to assist other officers and crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service to the scene. The app uses three random words to direct people to any geographic location. The man was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, where he is said to be in a stable condition, a spokesman for the Swadlincot­e Police Safer Neighbourh­ood Team said.

Sergeant Tarj Nizzer said: “I am very proud of the quick response from my team; their enthusiasm and dedication never fails to surprise me, well done to all those involved.”

I am very proud of the quick response from my team; their enthusiasm and dedication never fails to surprise me.

Sgt Nizzer

 ??  ?? Police were called to Calke Abbey to deal with the incident
Police were called to Calke Abbey to deal with the incident

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