The search for missing 71-year-old Michael Davies has intensified today (Wednesday) as mainland dog units and water search equipment are brought over to assist in the search and the Police helicopter is made airborne once again.
Sandown has seen a significant rise in Police activity including the arrival of a Hampshire dog unit and two unmarked dog units, believed to be from Thames Valley Police. The three units – accompanied by a local unit – were seen to be searching the Perowne Way area of Sandown earlier this morning.
Shortly before 13:00, the National Police Air Support Helicopter from Bournemouth was tasked to marshland between Adgestone and Perowne Way, where it hovered for over 20 minute before leaving the area.
Further resources have been tasked to the search including a vehicle and trailer from Hampshire Constabulary’s Force Support Unit, which has delivered equipment to allow a Police search team to wade through marshland.
Mr Davies, who was holidaying on the Isle of Wight with his wife, has not been seen since 21:30 last Tuesday evening.
Anyone who may have seen Mr Davies or has any information as to his whereabouts are asked to contact Police on 101.