HAMPSHIRE Search and Rescue (HANTSAR) teams have responded to their 1,000th call.

HANTSAR Responded to a call from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary to look for a missing person on the evening of  Saturday, March 25.

This was the 1,000th callout for the all-volunteer charity, to search for vulnerable and at-risk missing people on behalf of the police, since our formation in 2003.

The charity said that callouts are not a reason to "glorify" what they do but the 1,000th is a "milestone and a time for reflection".

A spokesperson said: "We think of those we have tried to help over the years and their families. We are reminded of the unwavering commitment of our trained volunteers, past and present, and the support is given by their families.

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"However, this year we do celebrate our 20th anniversary and we cannot help but remind ourselves how far we have come since 2003. Again, a time for reflection but also a time to plan and build upon our achievements to continue to support our community."