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Jul 07 2017

Team Member Interview: Colin the Rescue Otter!

In the 3rd of our series of Team Member Interviews, we interview team member and local celebrity Colin the Rescue Otter!

Its great to have you in the team Colin. It’s not everyday that a Mountain Rescue team can boost a real celebrity in its ranks! So, now you are settled down with your glass of Devonia Sparkling Water chilled to 7 degrees and your blue M&M’s, i’ll ask you the first question.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/team-member-interview-colin-the-rescue-otter/

Jun 27 2017

Win fabulous prizes at the Dartmoor Classic 2017

This coming weekend is the 2017 version of the Dartmoor Classic Cycle Sportive, probably one of the premier cycle sportives in the UK. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton has been a charity partner of the Classic for over 6 years and this year we will once again be raffling fabulous prizes in the event draw.

Some fabulous prizes available in the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton, Dartmoor Classic 2017 prize draw

Since 2012 over £12,000 has been donated to the team thanks to the generosity of the organisers and participants of the Dartmoor Classic. This amazing support has undoubtedly enabled us to save lives of those in need on Dartmoor and across South and East Devon. Read more about the prizes below. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/win-fabulous-prizes-at-the-dartmoor-classic-2017/

Jun 07 2017

7th June, second call out of the day.

After finishing in the early hours of June 7th, the team were called again late that afternoon for a high risk missing person in the Berry Head area.

We were tasked to search the cliffs, the Berry and the forts together with the more inaccessible areas along the cliff tops and inland. High gusting winds and rain made the task more difficult and meant careful searching was required specially near the cliff edges, the team continued until being stood down around 21:00.

 

Recent team callouts ……

It is a little known fact that volunteer Mountain rescue Teams such as Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton, don’t just cover areas of mountains or wild country. We are a resource available to the Police, ambulance and fire services 24/7 and can assist in rural and urban searches as well as flood rescue.

You can read more about how Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton helps to rescue those in need, regardless of whether they are residents or visitors to Devon below:

Callouts

You can show your support for our vital service that not only rescues injured and lost walkers, but also finds vulnerable people including dementia and Alzheimers patients. If your relative went missing, who would search for them? Well rest assured our volunteers will, anytime day or night. Please click to support. Thank you.

Dartmoor Rescue relies on donations to help those in need. Become a supporter by joining dart2ZERO and help save lives. http://www.dart2zero.org.uk

 

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/overnight-search-on-haytor-down/

May 11 2017

Award recognising 40 years of support for Ten Tors

Ten Tors Support – every year for 40 years!

On the Saturday afternoon during the Ten Tors event this year, history was made for one of the Dartmoor Rescue teams and in particular one of its stalwart volunteer members. Each year at Okehampton camp the military organisers recognise those organisations and volunteers who have supported the event for 10, 20 and 30 years. This year, as part of this quiet and understated presentation, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) and in particular one of their volunteers, Alec Collyer from Shaldon, were recognised for 40 years of continuous support to the Ten Tors event.Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton 40 years of supporting Ten Tors is recognised with army award.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/award-recognising-40-years-of-support-for-ten-tors/

May 02 2017

Colin the Rescue Otter supports rescuers on Templer Way Challenge.

174 walk in heavy rain to raise over £7,500 for vital service

An 18-mile sponsored walk has seen over £7,000 raised for the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team based at Ashburton, as 174 people walked from the Haytor Quarry in Dartmoor National Park to Shaldon on the Devon coast.
Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton Templer Way Challenge

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/colin-the-rescue-otter-supports-rescuers-on-templer-way-challenge/

Apr 05 2017

Climber fall at Haytor

Callout – Fallen climber at Haytor.

Just as the team was settling in to its regular Wednesday evening training session, this week a water rescue briefing in the River Dart at Buckfastleigh, we were called to assist the Devon Air Ambulance with the evacuation of a climber who had fallen from Haytor.

A callout for Dartmoor Rescue Ashburton to assist Devon Air Ambulance with a climber evacuation

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/climber-fall-at-haytor/

Mar 09 2017

Not another helicopter story dad!

‘Not another helicopter story dad!’

Merlin helicopter training with Dartmoor Rescue

There we were in a perfect arctic huddle on a remote hill side in southern Dartmoor waiting for the aircraft. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/not-another-helicopter-story-dad/

Feb 19 2017

Overdue kayakers spark River Dart search.

21:00 on Sunday 19th February the team were called by Devon and Cornwall Police due to concerns for two overdue kayakers on the upper section of the River Dart.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/overdue-kayakers-spark-river-dart-search/

Feb 06 2017

Fallen Climber at Bonehill Rocks

At 15:15 on Sunday 5th February the team were called to assist the ambulance service’s HART team with a fallen climber at Bonehill Rocks.

A group had been bouldering on the rocks close to Widecombe in the Moor when one fell and injured their back.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/fallen-climber-at-bonehill-rocks/

Jul 09 2016

Difficult helicopter winch from Dart Valley

A full team callout was issued at 18:10 on Friday 8th July to assist the SW Ambulance Service with the recovery of a walker who had slipped and fallen 20m on to rocks in the Upper Dart Valley.

Team members walked from the Newbridge car park with the necessary equipment into the casualty site on river left near Bellpool Island to assist paramedics who were on site.

 

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