14 new volunteers sign up for search and rescue team in wake of Corrie McKeague’s disappearance
PUBLISHED: 16:50 01 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:50 01 November 2016
Nearly £6,000 has been raised for the charity helping hunt for missing RAF medic Corrie McKeague, with around 14 people also volunteering to join the search and rescue team.
Appeals for information are continuing as no new evidence about what has happened to the 23-year-old RAF Honington serviceman comes to light. 37 days ago Corrie vanished from the centre of Bury St Edmunds and no confirmed sighting of him has been made since he appeared on CCTV on Brentgovel Street at 3.24am Saturday September 24. Since he was reported missing on Monday, September 26, the Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR) charity has been involved in hours of searching across the vast rural areas surrounding Bury and Honington.
An appeal for funds to support SULSAR has now hit £5,900 after it was set up in the days after the disappearance of Corrie, who is originally from Fife, Scotland.
The appeal has the support of Corrie’s family including his mother Nicola Urquhart, his father Martin McKeague and Corrie’s two brothers Darroch and Makeyan.
Mrs Urquhart, a police liaison officer herself, believes someone must be involved in Corrie’s disappearance. There is no evidence that Corrie, who has been based in Suffolk for three years, decided to run away.
Corrie, who was on a night out with friends on Friday September 23, was wearing a light pink shirt and white trousers when he was last seen entering a loading bay at the top of Short Brackland, off the pedestrianised section of Brentgovel Street.
If you have any information, were in the area of Bury, Honington or Barton Mills between 3am and 6am September 24 or know what has happened to Corrie’s black Nokia Lumia phone, please call police on 101 immediately. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The fundraising campaign for SULSAR, backed by the charity and the family, can be found here