Sunday 19th April and 101 people congregated in bright sunshine at the Haytor Information Centre with the objective to walk the 18 miles to Shaldon on the Devon coast in aid of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team at Ashburton.
After being placed on standby, a full team callout was issued at 11:39 to search for a high risk missing person in the Beer / Seaton area of East Devon. Shortly after arrival of search manager and the first team members the missing person was located and coastguard and police responded. It was agreed that …View full post
The team were called at 12:51 on Thursday 23rd April to assist the Devon and Cornwall Police in a search for a vulnerable 74 year old female in Torquay. Fortunately on the way to the incident our team was stood down. Recent callouts …… You can read about other team callouts below: The team relies …View full post
The team were called out today at 18.50 to assist the ambulance service at an incident in the Scorriton area on Dartmoor. The casualty, who had been walking with a group, had injured an ankle. The first team members arrived at the casualty site at 19.20, where paramedics were already in attendance. Team members then evacuated the casualty …View full post
During a sponsored walk event organised by Dartmoor SRT Ashburton on Sunday 19th April, one of the walkers collapsed suffering from heat-related exhaustion. Team members were quickly on-scene to stabilise the female casualty in her 50’s, and then evacuate a short distance to a waiting Ambulance where, after receiving assessment and further treatment, was well …View full post
Apr 20 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 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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