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Category Archive: Video and Audio

Videos and audio of the team at work including TV features and Radio interviews.

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/

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/

Sep 11 2016

Amazing support for team of volunteers recognised

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton’s  ‘dart2ZERO’ Supporters Club held it’s annual ‘Supporters Cream Tea’ to thank the public for all the support they give throughout the year. The day turned out to be a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon, and the team’s rescue centre was the ideal setting for tea, cake and of course scones.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/amazing-support-for-team-of-devon-volunteers-recognised/

May 12 2016

Ten Tors behind the scenes

A short behind the scenes video of our involvement at the 2016 Ten Tors event

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/tentors2016/

Apr 07 2016

Dartmoor from the tailgate of a Merlin helicopter

With the trusty old Seaking being replaced, the team along with the remaining Dartmoor Rescue teams, undertook a familiarisation exercise this evening with the Merlin helicopter in preparation for Ten Tors. It’s a completely different beast to the Seaking and important we are trained in how to work with them safely. Thanks to the crews …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/merlintraining/

Mar 28 2016

Teenagers rescued in midst of Storm Katie

CALLOUT to Crossways area of the Abbots Way.   Our team of volunteers had a bit of a late night last night as they were called at 23:45 to search for a group of teenagers who had found themselves in difficulty to the north west of the Avon Dam Reservoir.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20160327/

Mar 07 2016

The secret life of a Search Manager

Team Roles. Episode 1, the Search Manager We are often asked by members of the public about the different roles there are in the team, and what tasks are undertaken by these roles. Well, in the first of this series on team roles, we introduce you to the secret World of a Search Manager. So what …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/secret-life/

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/

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/

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