Community spirit aids search for missing OAP

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A plea to help find an elderly lady with dementia who went missing from her home proved community spirit is still alive and kicking in the district.

Dorothy Barber, 76, disappeared from her home in Silverdale on Saturday sparking a major search operation involving police, the RNLI and Bowland Mountain Rescue.

But a radio announcement on Sunday morning, as well as appeals by the police carried on the Visitor social media accounst, spurred even more people from the village of Silverdale and further afield to join in to look for Dorothy.


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