At 20:17 the team were called to search for a missing person in the Widecombe-in-the-Moor area of SE Dartmoor. Fortunately the misper was located whilst the team was on route and our volunteers were stood down and returned to their homes. Recent callouts …… You can read about other team …View full post
The team were called at 16.45 yesterday, 14th February, to an injured kayaker on the upper Dart. Information about the exact location was coming in piecemeal as the team was making its way to the RV whilst Rescue 169(RAF) Sea King winched the injured kayaker and transferred him to Derriford Hospital. The team received conflicting information about …View full post
Feb 28 2015
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Mar 26 2015
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Feb 04 2015
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.
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Jan 21 2015
At Christmas time the 1st Liverton Scout Group went carol singing, on this occasion rather than raise money for their own funds they chose to raise money for Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton). In January the scouts visited the headquarters of the rescue team to get a better understanding of the vital work which these volunteers do and to get ‘hands on’ experience of the rescue equipment and make their donation to team.
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Jan 07 2015
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.
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Oct 20 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 01 2014
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© – A method for locating lost climbers and walkers
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