Callout – Fallen climber at Haytor.
Just as the team was settling in to its regular Wednesday evening training session, this week a water rescue briefing in the River Dart at Buckfastleigh, we were called to assist the Devon Air Ambulance with the evacuation of a climber who had fallen from Haytor.
The climber was leading a climb on Haytor Rock and had taken a fall. Fortunately his runners protected him and he continued to climb. Higher up the rock he took another fall and this time his higher up protection failed and he fell to the ground.
His belayer, along with his lower runners, managed to take some of the force out of the fall, no doubt saving him from more serious injury.
The Air Ambulance was called, and we were called shortly after to assist with the evacuation of the casualty to the helicopter. As we were on a training night, members were on scene quickly and assisted with his transfer to the helicopter for onward transport to hospital. We hope the climber makes a speedy recovery.
Standby – Monday 3rd April
On the evening of Monday 3rd, the team were placed on standby for a missing person search to the North East of Exeter, to assist our North Dartmoor colleagues. Fortunately the misper was found before either teams were deployed.
Recent team callouts ……
It is a little known fact that volunteer Mountain rescue Teams such as Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton, don’t just cover areas of mountains or wild country. We are a resource available to the Police, ambulance and fire services 24/7 and can assist in rural and urban searches as well as flood rescue.
You can read more about how Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton helps to rescue those in need, regardless of whether they are residents or visitors to Devon below:
- Vulnerable adult missing on Haytor Down
- Climber fall at Haytor
- Climber falls at Chudleigh Rocks
- A busy Mothers Day
- River Search – Newton St Cyres
- Missing teenager from Ivybridge
- 60 Members from 5 Teams
- Overdue kayakers spark River Dart search.
- Fallen Climber at Bonehill Rocks
- Worried family prompts search for teenage walker
You can show your support for our vital service that not only rescues injured and lost walkers, but also finds vulnerable people including dementia and Alzheimers patients. If your relative went missing, who would search for them? Well rest assured our volunteers will, anytime day or night. Please click to support. Thank you.