Rescue gear stolen from Borders search team volunteer in Edinburgh

James Burt leads a team on a snow-covered mountain
James Burt leads a team on a snow-covered mountain
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Vital equipment used in life-saving rescue has been stolen from a members of the Birders Search and Rescue Unit.

A sophisticated two-way radio, specialist gear and a team jacket were in a campervan stolen from outside James Burt’s Edinburgh home.

The rescue volunteer also had a large amount of his personal mountaineering equipment.

Members often keep their team gear in their vehicles to ensure a rapid response when an emergency alert is received.

Team spokesman Damon Rodwell said their stolen gear was valued at around £2,500.

He added; “There have been a few instances of theft from team members down south, but this is the first time equipment has been stolen from a BSARU member.”

The registraion of the stolen white VW Transporter is R168 GAA.

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