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Category Archive: Callouts 2016

Callouts where a callout text has been initiated to the team during 2016

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/

Nov 30 2016

Search for missing Exeter man in sub-zero temparatures

Concern for missing Exeter man in sub-zero tempatures. With temperatures below freezing, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton was called by Devon and Cornwall Police to search for a missing 47 year old male in the Barley Lane area of the city of Exeter yesterday evening. Acting on Police intelligence, members searched wooded steep ground on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/concern-for-missing-exeter-man/

Nov 26 2016

Overdue walking group at Harford Moor Gate

Harford Moor Gate. The team were called on this evening by Devon and Cornwall Police regarding a party of walkers overdue at Harford Moor Gate in Dartmoor National Park. A mixed group of 8 walkers on the Two Moors Way including adults and children were expected at Harford Moor Gate around 6pm. They reported by phone that they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/overdue-walking-group-to-harford-moor-gate/

Oct 29 2016

Rescuing an injured walker alongside Devon Air Ambulance

Second callout of the day to assist the Devon Air Ambulance with a patient evacuation. As a Devon search and rescue charity, we assist the emergency services with incidents across the county where they don’t have the equipment or resources to bring the incident to a conclusion themselves. On occasions we also assist the Devon …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-to-assist-devon-air-ambulance/

Oct 29 2016

Missing person enquiry, Branscombe

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton on a calloit to Branscombe East Devon.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton assisted Devon and Cornwall Police with a  missing person enquiry around the Branscombe area in East Devon this morning. The man from Exeter went missing on Tuesday 25th October whose disappearance is out of character. Following his car being found in a public car park at Branscombe beach, the team were allocated search …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/high-risk-missing-male-in-branscombe/

Sep 24 2016

Hound Tor Callout

The team were called to the Hound Tor area of Dartmoor to search for a high risk missing person on Friday evening. Team members rendezvoused at the Hound Tor car park ready to deploy. As members arrived the missing person was located by the National Police Air Service helicopter and officers on the ground recovered …

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

Sep 06 2016

A repeat callout on the same search

Following last night’s callout to Coldeast Cross looking for a missing Newton Abbot male in his forties, the team were called out again this evening to cover another search area highlighted by the Police that they wished to clear as part of the investigation into the man’s disappearance. The ground covered last night and tonight …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-to-rippon-tor-for-missing-male/

Sep 05 2016

3rd callout in a week

What turned out to be a busy few days has seen our number of callouts for the year hit 30 as we were called to a search near Coldeast Cross. The team were called earlier this evening to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with a missing high risk vulnerable male, whose vehicle was discovered in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/coldeast-cross-search/

Sep 04 2016

Team joins major search in Cornwall.

Our team called out to assist in Cornwall search Our team members were called to assist Cornwall Search and Rescue Team today with a search operation that had been underway since Friday in East Cornwall. 84 year old Derek Dilworth had been missing from his home at Darleyford near Liskeard since Friday afternoon. We joined a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/team-callout-to-liskeard-cornwall/

Aug 31 2016

Concern for vulnerable 59 year old from Exeter

At 19:53 on Tuesday 30th August, a full team callout was issued by Devon and Cornwall Police who had requested assistance in the search for a 59 year old vulnerable female from Exeter. The lady had gone missing around 4pm and given her neighbours cause for concern.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/concern-for-vulnerable-59-year-old-from-exeter/

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