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Category Archive: Incidents

Jun 24 2017

Cause for concern at Kennick Reservoir

On Friday evening the team were called to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a suspicious scene at Kennick Reservoir between Hennock and Christow. The scene was suspicious in that it gave concern that a member of the public may have been injured in the area and hence a search was required to check nobody required …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/cause-for-concern-at-kennick-reservoir/

Jun 11 2017

4th callout in less than a week

The team have been called by the Police 8 times in the last week to assist in various incidents. Out of those 8 calls, 4 have resulted in a full team callout with the 4th this afternoon. We were called to assist the ambulance service with the evacuation of a lady who had taken a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/4th-callout-in-less-than-a-week/

Jun 09 2017

Search for high risk 45 year old female at the Double Locks

We were called by Devon and Cornwall Police on Thursday 8th June at 23.10 to assist in searching for a high risk missing person in the Double Locks area of Exeter. Alongside our colleagues from North Dartmoor SRT, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Urban Search teams, SARDA and police dog units we were tasked …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/call-out-8th-june-double-locks-exeter/

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/

Jun 07 2017

Concern for high risk missing person in Dawlish

On Tuesday 6th June the team were called by Devon and Cornwall Police to the Dawlish area to search for a high risk missing person. The search encompassed nearby farms and woodland areas and continued across the cliffs and railway lines; the team together with coastguard rescue and the MCA helicopter searched until the early …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/call-out-high-risk-mister-dawlish/

May 29 2017

Haven Banks search for missing 24 year old

The team were called out at 01:50 this morning to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a search in the Haven Banks area of Exeter. We were joined by North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and worked alongside Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service until being stood down at 06:45. The investigation into Dex Johnston’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/haven-banks-search-for-missing-24-year-old/

May 23 2017

Multi-agency search for vulnerable male across Torbay.

The team were called out on Monday evening to Torquay to search for a vulnerable male who had gone missing earlier in the day and the Police were concerned for his welfare. Our team of volunteers searched scrubland and park areas around the Willows and Broomhill Way retail parks. for over 3 hours. The Police had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/multi-agency-search-for-vulnerable-male-across-torbay/

May 17 2017

Teenage walker injured in fall

At 12:36 our team of volunteers received their second callout of the day. This time to assist the ambulance service with a casualty evacuation following a fall at Sharp Tor on the edge of the Upper Dart Valley. As our members arrived at the RV, we were stood down as the ambulance service had stabilised …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/teenage-walker-injured-in-fall/

May 17 2017

Overnight search on Haytor Down

At 02:15am a full team callout was issued for our volunteers to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a search in the Haytor Rocks area of Dartmoor for a male in his 40’s.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/overnight-search-on-haytor-down/

Apr 30 2017

Search in heavy rain for missing Exeter teenager

Concern for missing teenager It has been a busy day for our volunteers after welcoming 170 people on our Templer Way Challenge fundraising event. The team were on their way back to the Rescue Centre after the event when they were diverted to assist Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/search-in-heavy-rain-for-missing-exeter-teenager/

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