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Category Archive: Incidents

Apr 20 2017

Vulnerable adult missing on Haytor Down

Our regular Wednesday night training session was interrupted with a call from Devon and Cornwall Police to assist them with a missing person search in the Haytor area.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/vulnerable-adult-missing-on-haytor-down/

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 26 2017

Climber falls at Chudleigh Rocks

Following the earlier callout and standby, later in the afternoon around 17:45, the team was called to assist the ambulance service with an evacuation of a climber who had fallen 15m whilst leading on a route on Chudleigh Rocks. Unfortunately his protection had failed resulting in him hitting the ground, catching his head on a …

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

Mar 26 2017

A busy Mothers Day

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/a-busy-mothers-day/

Mar 09 2017

River Search – Newton St Cyres

The team have spent the day searching the area around the river Creedy near to Newton St Cyres. We were continuing a search that DSRT Okehampton had started on Wednesday evening and had carried out until 0130.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/river-search-newton-st-cyres/

Mar 03 2017

Missing teenager from Ivybridge

At 12:50 on Friday 3rd March the team was called to assist DSRT Plymouth with a search for a missing teenager from Ivybridge. As the first of our search teams were starting to search farm and woodland to the north of the town, the police received information that our missing person had been located out …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/missing-teenager-from-ivybridge/

Feb 20 2017

60 Members from 5 Teams

The evening of Monday 20th February saw Ashburton team members join colleagues from DSRT Okehampton, DSRT Tavistock, Exmoor Search and Rescue and search dogs from Cornwall. Devon and Cornwall police were concerned for the welfare of a person believed to in an area close to Chulmleigh. At the height of the search 60 members were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/60-members-from-5-teams/

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/

Dec 01 2016

Worried family prompts search for teenage walker

Search for teenage lone camper. Last night’s joint training exercise with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock turned into our 37th callout of the year and the second in as many days as team members arrived at the RV at Two Bridges. The worried family of an experienced and well equipped teenage walker who left …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/worried-family-prompts-search-for-teenage-walker/

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