Nov 26 2016

Devon rescuers celebrate their 40th year saving lives

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) – 40th Anniversary celebration

This November saw the 40th Anniversary of the creation of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton). To celebrate, black ties were tied and posh frocks were worn to a formal dinner where current and, past members and their partners mingled with honoured guests from Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon Fire and Rescue Service and Dartmoor National Park. The event was held in the magnificent surroundings of the Grand Hall of the Dartington Hall Trust. The Grand Hall was first build in the 1400s and this historical location with its vaulted ceiling seemed somehow fitting to represent the endurance and resilience of the rescue team. We were extremely grateful to the Dartington Hall Trust for the donation of the use of the grand hall for this event.

Dartmoor Rescue Ashburton cleberates its 40th year of saving lives across Devon, Dartmoor and further afield with a black tie dinner at the magnificent Dartington Hall. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 29 2016

Rescuing an injured walker alongside Devon Air Ambulance

Second callout of the day to assist the Devon Air Ambulance with a patient evacuation.

Dartmoor Rescue Ashburton assist Devon Air Ambulance with a casualty evacuation near Widecombe on Dartmoor

As a Devon search and rescue charity, we assist the emergency services with incidents across the county where they don’t have the equipment or resources to bring the incident to a conclusion themselves. On occasions we also assist the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) to transport patients to their aircraft in remote areas where it is difficult to land close by the accident site. Today was one such occasion when we were tasked to a young lady who had slipped on a track behind Honeybag Tor and broken her ankle. Due to the location of the incident, we were deployed to assist the air ambulance Doctor with the casualty evacuation.

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Oct 21 2016

Newton Abbot College passes the fundraising test.

Newton Abbot College raises over £9,000 for Devon charity of rescuers.

Newton Abbot College was proud to present its chosen charity for the academic year 2015-16, Dartmoor Search and Rescue (Ashburton), a cheque for an incredible £9066.23.

Newton Abbot College raises £9000 for Devon rescue charity of volunteers, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton.

Photo credit: Newton Abbot College

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Sep 11 2016

Amazing support for team of volunteers recognised

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton’s  ‘dart2ZERO’ Supporters Club held it’s annual ‘Supporters Cream Tea’ to thank the public for all the support they give throughout the year. The day turned out to be a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon, and the team’s rescue centre was the ideal setting for tea, cake and of course scones.

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Aug 06 2016

Missing 16 year old enters the River Dart

The team were called around 22:00 on Friday 5th August to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in looking for a 16 year old male reportedly entering the River Dart having shed all his clothing.

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Photo credit: Simon Clemison

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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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May 24 2016

2 bodies discovered in search for missing Torquay man

The team were called out by Devon and Cornwall Police at 16:22 today to assist in the search for missing 39 year old Torquay man who had last been seen on Saturday  (21st may) night. Around 30 of our members took part in the search in the Oddicombe / Babbacombe area of Torquay until being stood down around 22:00 this evening with no further clues or sightings of the missing man being reported.

Our Control vehicle DART02 and Landrover DART62 deployed on a callout at Babbacombe in Torquay.

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