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Category Archive: Press Articles

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/

Aug 06 2016

Missing 16 year old enters the River Dart

The team were called around 22:00 on Friday 5th August to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in looking for a 16 year old male reportedly entering the River Dart having shed all his clothing.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160805/

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/

Jun 16 2016

Extraction of unconscious teenager

Early this morning the team were called out to New Waste near Cornwood to assist our colleagues at DSRT Plymouth to search for a Duke of Edinburgh award team. The D of E team had called the ambulance service and reported that one of their members was unconscious. The team were located by helicopter and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160616/

Feb 26 2016

Headline sponsors announced for annual Templer Way Challenge

Registration for the 2016 Templer Way Challenge is now OPEN. Register at http://dsrtashburton.org.uk/templerway A BOVEY TRACEY firm has delighted members of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton by becoming headline sponsors for the charity’s 2016 Templer Way Challenge. The deal could result in as much as £5,000 from Plastic Surgeon Fine Finishers with management pledging …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/tw2016-launch-ps/

Jan 26 2016

Weather catches out Two Moors Way Walkers

On Tuesday afternoon our duty search manager was contacted by the police who had concerns for two walkers who had dialled 999 after getting disorientated and cold in horrendous weather on the south moor. The pair of walkers had set off from Ivybridge in the morning heading towards their accommodation in Scorriton, as they left …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160126/

Jan 18 2016

Walker gets himself into difficulty with no map, compass, torch or whistle.

The team were called at 19:04 this evening by Devon and Cornwall Police to search for a lost walker in the Pupers Hill area of South Dartmoor. A rapid response from our volunteers meant we had teams out on the moor by 19:40 and the casualty was found safe and well by our volunteers at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160118/

Dec 31 2015

The Quite Amazing People of York

Heart FM interview Ashburton Search Manager and Dartmoor Rescue Group Secretary Dave Close about the wonderful welcome volunteers received from the people of York during the devastating major floods during Christmas and New Year  

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/heartfminterview-york/

Dec 30 2015

York Floods and the pending Devon weather

Now that Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers deployed to the York Flooding major incident are back home in the county, Matt Woodley interviews Ashburton Search Manager and Dartmoor Rescue Group Secretary Dave Close as he reflects on the floods and the pending Devon weather that is predicted.  

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/bbcdevon-20151230/

Dec 29 2015

Team volunteers home from devastating floods

We are very pleased to say that Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers alongside those from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team – Tavistock, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team – Plymouth and Exmoor Search & Rescue Team have been stood down, debriefed and are on their way back to Devon tonight.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/yorkfloods-home/

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