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Apr 11 2017

Team Member Interview – Craig Scollick

In this series of team member interviews, we find out more about what makes our volunteers tick. For our second interview we talk to Craig Scollick, a team member for over 10 years.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/team-member-interview-craig-scollick/

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 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/

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 06 2016

Talking to BBC Radio Devon about the team’s 40 years saving lives

Ramblings of a Mountain Rescue Team. Hill Party Leader Steve Jones and Fundraising Officer Al Pewsey talk to BBC Radio Devon’s Shep on the past 40 years and what’s ahead for the next 40 years. Click on the green play button to play the clip (duration 10:31). You can also open the clip in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/talking-to-bbc-radio-devon-about-the-teams-40-years-saving-lives/

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 30 2016

First Experience of the fabled All Night Nav

The All Night Navigation Exercise In the second post from the 2016 intake of team trainees, (read Becky’s post here) Dave blogs about his first experience of the All Night Navigation Exercise. The event is a right of passage for our team trainees and takes place towards the end of them completing their log book. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/dartmoor-rescue-all-night-navigation/

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