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Title: Canadian sea cadets' mistake sparks missing persons' search in the UK
Post by: S.M.A. on August 29, 2013, 10:10:34
 :facepalm:

link (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/canadian-sea-cadets-mistake-uk-town-names-spark-181000668.html)

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Canadian sea cadets mistake UK town names, spark missing persons alert
By Lindsay Jolivet

A simple mistake, the mix-up of a town's name, lead two Canadian sea cadets and their leader about three hours from where they were supposed to be on Monday and launched a national missing persons search in the United Kingdom.

The Daily Telegraph reported Mervyn Morash, a leader in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets corps from Chester, NS, along with 14-year-old Alexander Rhodenizer and Rachel Nauss, lost the rest of their group during their travels to meet a sister corps in Chester-le-Street, Durham.

Not worrying, they simply boarded a train from London to where they thought everyone was heading, the Telegraph reported. But they made a geographical error that entangled police in the UK and authorities in Canada in a day-long search.


Morash and the cadets boarded a train to Chester, about 34 km south of Liverpool, but they were supposed to head to Chester-le-Street in Durham, 280 kilometres away.

They didn't have a cell phone, according to the story, and it took police nearly 24-hours to find them, but they arrived safely in Chester-le-Street the next day.


A spokesperson for the Atlantic cadets told the Telegraph the organization had reminded cadets about being careful on their travels.

Perhaps we shouldn't be too hard on the wandering cadets; surely others have confused UK towns with confusingly similar names, for example, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

And it could have been worse — they could have ended up in Colchester, nearly 450 kilometres away from Chester-le-Street.


Title: Re: Canadian sea cadets' mistake sparks missing persons' search in the UK
Post by: milnews.ca on August 29, 2013, 11:23:22
There's a reason people say "time spent in recce is seldom wasted".
Title: Re: Canadian sea cadets' mistake sparks missing persons' search in the UK
Post by: OldTanker on August 29, 2013, 11:40:09
These things happen. I recall a bus load of "trained" Recce soldiers directing a bus to the wrong Munster in Germany. I mean, there are many to choose from, but sheesh. Time spent in Recce indeed is never wasted.