After finishing in the early hours of June 7th, the team were called again late that afternoon for a high risk missing person in the Berry Head area.
We were tasked to search the cliffs, the Berry and the forts together with the more inaccessible areas along the cliff tops and inland. High gusting winds and rain made the task more difficult and meant careful searching was required specially near the cliff edges, the team continued until being stood down around 21:00.
Recent team callouts ……
It is a little known fact that volunteer Mountain rescue Teams such as Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton, don’t just cover areas of mountains or wild country. We are a resource available to the Police, ambulance and fire services 24/7 and can assist in rural and urban searches as well as flood rescue.
You can read more about how Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton helps to rescue those in need, regardless of whether they are residents or visitors to Devon below:
You can show your support for our vital service that not only rescues injured and lost walkers, but also finds vulnerable people including dementia and Alzheimers patients. If your relative went missing, who would search for them? Well rest assured our volunteers will, anytime day or night. Please click to support. Thank you.
On the Saturday afternoon during the Ten Tors event this year, history was made for one of the Dartmoor Rescue teams and in particular one of its stalwart volunteer members. Each year at Okehampton camp the military organisers recognise those organisations and volunteers who have supported the event for 10, 20 and 30 years. This year, as part of this quiet and understated presentation, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) and in particular one of their volunteers, Alec Collyer from Shaldon, were recognised for 40 years of continuous support to the Ten Tors event.
174 walk in heavy rain to raise over £7,500 for vital service
An 18-mile sponsored walk has seen over £7,000 raised for the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team based at Ashburton, as 174 people walked from the Haytor Quarry in Dartmoor National Park to Shaldon on the Devon coast.
Just as the team was settling in to its regular Wednesday evening training session, this week a water rescue briefing in the River Dart at Buckfastleigh, we were called to assist the Devon Air Ambulance with the evacuation of a climber who had fallen from Haytor.
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.