Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton
We are a search and rescue charity of 60 volunteers on call 24/7 dedicated to assisting the emergency services with the search and rescue of the lost, missing, injured and vulnerable including those with dementia, mental health illnesses and children.
Without volunteer search and rescue teams like us, the emergency services would not have the resources to devote to the search and rescue of missing or injured loved ones.
Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton provides a professionally trained resource on a full range of incidents, including missing person enquiries, steep ground, swiftwater rescues and flooding, across Dartmoor and the south west, and to major incidents across England and Wales
Our highly trained team of volunteers are on call to help those in need 24/7 for any emergency.
Callouts responded too by our volunteers this year.
(2016 total = 37)
Kayaker trapped by partially submerged tree
CALLOUT 31 / 2017 - 10:05 7th DECEMBER 2017 Just after 10 am this morning, the team were called to assist at an incident where a kayaker had been reported as trapped under a tree whilst paddling in the Upper…Written on Thursday, 07 December 2017 18:08
Greator Rocks evacuation with Devon Air Ambulance
CALLOUT 30 / 2017 - 13:10 26th NOVEMBER 2017 The team were called out earlier today to assist the South Western Ambulance Trust with the evacuation of 2 reported casualties near the Houndtor Medieval Village. Members began to arrive at…Written on Monday, 27 November 2017 20:45
Search for teenager in Lustleigh
CALLOUT 29 / 2017 - 01:36 1ST NOVEMBER 2017 Devon and Cornwall Police raised a callout request to the team at 01:36 alongside other agencies including an NPAS (National Police Air Service) helicopter early on Wednesday morning. A teenager had…Written on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 12:50
Bank fines in the financial industry funds rescue training for volunteers
Over the last two weekends, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers alongside sister Dartmoor teams Tavistock and Plymouth, and representatives from Exmoor and Cornwall search…Written on Friday, 03 November 2017 13:07
Magnificent donation from Ullacombe Farm
Each year Ullacombe Farm likes to support a local good cause to support throughout the year`, and over the last 12 months its staff and…Written on Sunday, 10 September 2017 15:32
Vital work of Devon volunteer rescuers showcased in new film
Vital work of Devon rescuers showcased in new film The Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton has launched a film highlighting the vital community service…Written on Friday, 08 September 2017 16:55
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Have a look at a few of our team members. We range from search and rescue specialists to fundraisers.
- Walker lost as darkness falls Written on Friday, 22 September 2017 23:02
- Early stand down Written on Friday, 25 August 2017 20:20
- 2nd callout to Totnes in 5 days Written on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:21
- Dartmoor search for 2 lost walkers involves all four Dartmoor Rescue teams. Written on Saturday, 12 August 2017 16:58
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