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Jun 07 2017

7th June, second call out of the day.

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/6th-june-second-call-out-of-the-day/

May 11 2017

Award recognising 40 years of support for Ten Tors

Ten Tors Support – every year for 40 years! 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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/award-recognising-40-years-of-support-for-ten-tors/

May 02 2017

Colin the Rescue Otter supports rescuers on Templer Way Challenge.

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.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/colin-the-rescue-otter-supports-rescuers-on-templer-way-challenge/

Apr 05 2017

Climber fall at Haytor

Callout – Fallen climber at Haytor. 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.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/climber-fall-at-haytor/

Mar 09 2017

Not another helicopter story dad!

‘Not another helicopter story dad!’ There we were in a perfect arctic huddle on a remote hill side in southern Dartmoor waiting for the aircraft.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/not-another-helicopter-story-dad/

Feb 19 2017

Overdue kayakers spark River Dart search.

21:00 on Sunday 19th February the team were called by Devon and Cornwall Police due to concerns for two overdue kayakers on the upper section of the River Dart.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/overdue-kayakers-spark-river-dart-search/

Feb 06 2017

Fallen Climber at Bonehill Rocks

At 15:15 on Sunday 5th February the team were called to assist the ambulance service’s HART team with a fallen climber at Bonehill Rocks. A group had been bouldering on the rocks close to Widecombe in the Moor when one fell and injured their back.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/fallen-climber-at-bonehill-rocks/

Jul 09 2016

Difficult helicopter winch from Dart Valley

A full team callout was issued at 18:10 on Friday 8th July to assist the SW Ambulance Service with the recovery of a walker who had slipped and fallen 20m on to rocks in the Upper Dart Valley. Team members walked from the Newbridge car park with the necessary equipment into the casualty site on river left …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/difficult-helicopter-winch-from-dart-valley/

May 24 2016

2 bodies discovered in search for missing Torquay man

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160524/