A beautifully sunny but busy day for our volunteers on Mothers Day this year.
The team was placed on standby at 11:55 to search for a 12 year old child who had gone missing in Exeter.
Fortunately the child was located before a callout was initiated and we were stood down.
Around 14:45 a full-team callout was issued to assist a 17 year old female on a Duke of Edinburgh Scheme walker who had collapsed near Crossways on the south moor.
Fortunately one of our members happened to be in the area at the time and assisted on scene as team members made their way to the location.
Devon Air Ambulance was engaged to assist and on reaching the location, the rest of the team were then stood down until the next callout later in the afternoon.
UPDATE: We are pleased to report after receiving treatment in hospital for very low Potassium and Sodium levels, the walker was released to go home late on the Sunday evening.
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:
- Vulnerable adult missing on Haytor Down
- Climber fall at Haytor
- Climber falls at Chudleigh Rocks
- A busy Mothers Day
- River Search – Newton St Cyres
- Missing teenager from Ivybridge
- 60 Members from 5 Teams
- Overdue kayakers spark River Dart search.
- Fallen Climber at Bonehill Rocks
- Worried family prompts search for teenage walker
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.