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May 23 2017

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Multi-agency search for vulnerable male across Torbay.

The team were called out on Monday evening to Torquay to search for a vulnerable male who had gone missing earlier in the day and the Police were concerned for his welfare.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton maybe a Mountain Rescue team, but we are also more than just mountains as they assist the Police with missing person searcvhes for the vulnerable in urban and rural areas such as Exeter, Torbay and South and East Devon.Our team of volunteers searched scrubland and park areas around the Willows and Broomhill Way retail parks. for over 3 hours. The Police had been in sporadic contact with the individual throughout the evening before he terminated the calls. Our teams were stood down shortly after 10pm.

Other agencies were also involved in the search including Torbay Coastguard, Berryhead Coastguard, The National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter and the RNLI.

Further investigations by Devon and Cornwall Police after we were stood down indicated the individual was outside our search areas. He was located at Berry head shortly before midnight and taken to hospital for treatment.

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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:

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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.

Dartmoor Rescue relies on donations to help those in need. Become a supporter by joining dart2ZERO and help save lives. http://www.dart2zero.org.uk

Permanent link to this article: http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/overnight-search-on-haytor-down/

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