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Jun 29 2015

Rescuers launch urgent appeal

Control Vehicle Replacement Appeal

The race is on to find a replacement control vehicle. Our specialist volunteers, who provide round the clock emergency cover 365 days a year, just managed to get our ageing van through its last MoT.

But now, due to a major rust problem, there’s no option other than to find a new one and get it kitted out with specialist radio and computer equipment in time for the autumn.

Without the vehicle,  the ability to respond to the 35 or so shouts we get each year will be severely hampered.The search for  is on for a replacement incident control vehicle after major rust problem found by rescuers.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/dart02/

Jun 22 2015

Cyclists support rescuers

The Dartmoor Classic is one of the premiere cyclosportive events in the UK organised by the Mid Devon Cycle Club (MDCC), with participants attempting one of 3 routes of up to 160KM across Dartmoor typically on the 3rd Sunday in June. The event has become so popular that this year 4,000 cyclists registered.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers working hard at the Princetown Dartmoor Classic feedstationOur volunteers play a part in the running of the event by feeding riders as they pass through the Princetown feedstation and also providing expertise and resources for the event Silver Control. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/dc2015/

Feb 04 2015

Team Callout – Haldon Forest

At 02:16 on Wednesday 4th February 2015 our volunteers were called to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in the search for a high risk missing person in Haldon Forest.

Team members searched woodland in darkness and freezing temperatures until 06:45 when they completed their search areas. The missing person was later located by police in a different part of the woods.
Landrover Ambulanc with a Police car behind that is semi obscured.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20150204/

Jan 07 2015

Who to call in an emergency in the UK

With all the various rescue agencies in the UK such as Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, The Coastguard, RNLI and The Police, the following pdf leaflet is a guide to who you should call in an emergency in the UK depending on your situation.

It also includes advice regarding contacting the emergency services when using a mobile phone. Click on the image to download.

Mountain Rescue, The Coastguard, The Police? Who do you call in an emergency?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/ukemergency/

Oct 20 2014

Injured kayaker sparks search in upper River Dart valley

The kayakers were found just below Luckey Tor in the upper Dart valley

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20141019/

Aug 04 2014

More ways to donate on Virgin Money Giving

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.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton is registered on Virgin Money Giving. Why not donate to the team online?

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 Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/virgingiving/

Jul 01 2014

SARLOC© – A method for locating lost climbers and walkers

We use a variety of equipment and tools to help in the process of search and rescue, and as you’d expect, technology is playing a bigger part. One such tool is SARLOC©  that helps to find lost walkers and climbers by sending a simple text message to a mobile phone.

SARLOC text sent

SARLOC© – A method for locating lost climbers and walkers

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