At 21:34 on Sunday 19th October 2014 our volunteers were called to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in the search and rescue of 2 kayakers who were overdue whilst kayaking the Upper Dart Gorge between Dartmeet and Newbridge.
At 03:21 on Saturday 18th October, the team were called by Devon & Cornwall Police to search for a missing 77 year old female who had gone in missing in Exeter Shortly after the callout was initiated, the team were stood down when the lady was found asleep under a bush by Police officers.View full post
We were called today at 19.25 by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist them, alongside HM Coastguard and Teignmouth RNLI, in a search for an 80 year old male missing from the Teignmouth area. We were very pleased to hear that he had been found safe and well by the Lifeboat crew at 19.55. Over …View full post
We were called at 0250 on Saturday by Devon & Cornwall Police to assist in a search for an elderly male missing from home in Torquay. The Team Leader was pleased to hear that the missing person had been located safe and well shortly before sending a callout message to the team.View full post
A major multi-agency search and rescue for four people from an inflatable boat, a drunk man staggering into marshes and a teenager falling off a bridge took place last night – but it was all part of a training exercise. Organised by Dartmoor Search and Rescue – Ashburton, the exercise took place at Hackney Marshes, …View full post
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Aug 06 2014
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Aug 04 2014
We are delighted to say that the online options for donating to the team has just increased as we are now registered with Virgin Money Giving to make donating online even easier.
Virgin Money Giving is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and is dedicated to helping charities like us raise as much money as possible, taking just 2% from each donation to cover operating costs. The service automatically claims Gift Aid on donations on our behalf free of charge to make the donations go even further
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Jul 27 2014
The trials were aimed at finding how useful they could be and what the pro’s and con’s are in using them on some searches. It was a very useful evening and threw up some interesting debate.
Video footage captured on the quadcopter onboard Go-Pro HD cameras is shown below.
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Apr 01 2014
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Feb 15 2014
My motivation for joining the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team at Ashburton was directly as a result of having been on the receiving end of their professionalism and dedication, when they hauled my daughter out of the Dart gorge up very steep ground, whereas the NHS and Search & Rescue helicopters had both been unable to safely reach her.
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Jan 24 2014
2nd Callout of the day
Our mobile Control Vehicle and team members rendezvoused at Cross Furzes on the Abbots Way and were briefed on the search and individual teams sent out to comb areas where the missing walker was thought likely to be.
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Sep 19 2013
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