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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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/supporters-tea-2016/

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.

totnes search managers

Photo credit: Simon Clemison

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160805/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160708/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160524/

Apr 26 2016

Templer Way Challenge 2016. The best yet!

Charity walk raises £11,000 for Ashburton rescuers

An 18-mile sponsored walk has seen over £11,000 raised for Dartmoor Search and Rescue, as 150 people walked from the Haytor Information Centre 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/tw2016-results/

Jan 26 2016

Weather catches out Two Moors Way Walkers

On Tuesday afternoon our duty search manager was contacted by the police who had concerns for two walkers who had dialled 999 after getting disorientated and cold in horrendous weather on the south moor.

crossways callout

The pair of walkers had set off from Ivybridge in the morning heading towards their accommodation in Scorriton, as they left the Two Moors Way to join the Abbots Way the weather closed in and they became lost. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160126/

Sep 14 2015

Team strengthens bond with its supporters

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton has strengthened the bond with its supporters with the launch of a new Supporters Club, dart2ZERO.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton

On Sunday September 13th the team opened its Rescue Centre doors to celebrate the launch of ​the club.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/dart2zero-launch/