Thanks to Lucy Atkins and Fi Darby – Westlands School Torquay, Outdoor Education Team who have kindly written a guest post for our blog on their recent casualty experience, along with some of their Ten Tors youngsters, during a search and rescue exercise at our team training weekend.
Enter our prize draw and win a pair of Berghaus walking boots! Our supporters are very generous and support the team in many different ways, however we have never had a contribution like this before! Valerie Clark has kindly donated her award winning framed graphite pencil picture of a pair of Berghaus Boots for fundraising. …View full post
The team were called out at 19:15 on Friday April 12th by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in the search for a high risk missing male. We were tasked to clear specific search areas around Teignmouth Gold Course as part of the investigation. With no further intel received, the team were stood down just …View full post
The team were called out at 02:17 to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a search for a vulnerable elderly missing person in the Ilsington, Dartmoor area. The lady was found safe and well and the team stood down at 05:36 and it was off to the day jobs for our volunteers. Recent callouts …… …View full post
Thanks to Lucy Atkins and Fi Darby – Westlands School Torquay, Outdoor Education Team who have kindly written a guest post for our blog on their recent casualty experience, along with some of their Ten Tors youngsters, during a search and rescue exercise at our team training weekend.View full post
At 18:45 yesterday the team was asked to search for a male in his 20′s reported to be in a ‘distressed state’ in the university area of Exeter. 30+ members of North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) and 2 SARDA search dog attended and after nearly 5 hours …View full post
Apr 01 2014
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Mar 20 2014
We were hosted on our visit by Penny Tranter of the Met Office, and in return we invited Penny to join us and observe one of our search and rescue exercises on Dartmoor. In March this year she joined us on an exercise based near Haytor.
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Feb 28 2014
The event now in its 4 year is becoming increasingly popular as participants walk the 18 miles from Haytor Quarry to Shaldon along the historic Templer Way to raise funds for the search and rescue volunteers. The team is called out 30-40 times a year to search for the lost, missing, injured and vulnerable not just on Dartmoor but across Devon in all weathers anytime of day or night. The team of volunteers need around £15,000 of donations from the public to remain operational each year and receives no central funding from Government.
Al Pewsey the team’s Fundraising Officer said ‘Last year’s event raised over £5,000 for team funds, way beyond our most optimistic expectations. It’s a fabulous route that takes in spectacular scenery on its way from moor to sea, and we see a number of familiar faces who come back each year to enjoy it with us. Our volunteers accompany the walkers providing a great opportunity to find out more about the frequently life saving service we provide and the working of a search and rescue team whilst enjoying a fabulous walk.’
Al went on to say ‘ We are very grateful and humbled by the public support we get and we hope this year’s event will be just as successful as last year’s.’
Registrations for the event are now open via the teams website at http://dsrtashburton.org.uk/templerway It promises to be a very enjoyable day out and participants are encouraged to register early as places are limited.
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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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Jan 09 2014
A full team callout was initiated at 01:31 this morning following a request by Devon & Cornwall Police to search inland areas for a vulnerable female missing person in the Orcombe / Straight Point area of Exmouth, Devon.
Police, Exmouth Coastguard, Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, the Police Helicopter and a Search and Rescue Helicopter from RMB Chivenor had already thoroughly searched the cliff tops, sea and immediate surrounding areas from Foxholes to Straight Point.
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Sep 03 2013
Lower Leg injury in difficult terrain.
At 18:00 this evening we were called to assist the Westcountry Ambulance Service with the rescue of a young female casualty who had sustained a knee injury in the Upper Dart Gorge between Dartmeet and Newbridge on Dartmeet.
Access into the gorge is difficult as it is steep sided and thick with gorse and ferns. Progress can be made along the river from both Newbridge and Dartmeet, although it is slow and difficult as slippery and narrow in places, and ill advised when the river level is high.
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