Persons engaged in activity on or in water, for example missing swimmers, fisherman, or people who fell in. Gibb and Woolnough's Grampian Study provides a useful discussion about bodies missing in water.

There are low numbers of mispers in this category therefore the ststistics should be used with caution.

By Terrain

Male Female Other Total
Farmland 1 1 0 2
Water Margin 9 0 2 11
Total: 10 1 2 13

By Outcome

n %
Minor Injury 1 7.7%
Fatality 11 84.6%
No Trace 1 7.7%

By Location Found

n
Linear Feature 1
Not Found 1
Water 11

Distance From IPP (Km)

10% 0 Km
20% 0 Km
30% 0 Km
40% 0.2 Km
50% 0.2 Km
60% 0.4 Km
70% 1.8 Km
80% 3 Km
90% 4.3 Km
100% 4.5 Km

Possible Scenarios

Based on the information given above, some of the following comments will probably occur in the most likely scenarios for missing persons in this category. In practice, the search manager should not rule out other plausible scenarios.

  • The missing person is likely to be found dead (9 out of 11 incidents)
  • The missing person is likely to be found in the water (9 out of 11 incidents)
Category Information from 2011 Study

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