BBC’s Missing Live starts again
You may have noticed the lack of a plug for the Missing People Blog post this week.
This was deliberately left till today to remind you all of the start of the BBC’s Missing Live program on Monday – Louise Minchin wrote the Missing People’s blog post about this.
I do have some concerns about television shows likeÂ Missing Live – good television comes from “out of the ordinary” stories and so risks trivialising the every day problem of missing persons and incidents. With that said they did a very good job of portraying the “emergency” side of missing person search in their piece on Sussex Search and Rescue.
They have also given us some useful training resources and studies – who will ever forget the helicopter observer repeating the classic “mispers with dementia walk in straight lines” and highlight some dangerous rationalisations “we thought we were looking for a body”.
However, the highlight for me, has been the unnamed ALSAR unit’s search technician’s training course slides with the memorable words – “reproduced without permission from the BBC” – Love it!
So enjoy the new series; I’m sure it will bring us more publicity and more things to talk about.
May 6, 2011
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