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.
YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL
The search and rescue team at Ashburton relies on public support for over 92% of its income.
Without your donation, the team would cease to be operational and the emergency services would not have enough resources to search for those in need.
Callouts responded too by our volunteers this year.
2017 total = 32, 2016 total = 37
Mountain rescuers involved in search in Exeter
CALLOUT 10 / 2018 - 18:31 14th JANUARY 2018 Photo: Devonlive The team were deployed searching open areas and watercourses in Exeter yesterday evening searching for a 50 year old vulnerable male. Working alongside colleagues from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and Devon…Written on Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:45
Haldon Hill snow major incident deployment
Callouts 7, 8 and 9 of 2018. CALLOUT 07 / 2018 - 28th February - 3rd March 2018 'Storm Emma' and the 'Beast from the East' weather events caused a Metoffice Red Warning to be issued for a majority of the…Written on Saturday, 03 March 2018 15:55
Body of missing male found in search
CALLOUT 06 / 2018 - 12:24 15th FEBRUARY 2018 At lunchtime today our team, backed by our colleagues at North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, were called out to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with a missing person search at Longdown on the outskirts…Written on Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:46
Prepared for a severe weather event on Haldon Hill
Following 2 high profile severe weather events on the A38 and A380 at Haldon and Telegraph Hills in 2009 and 2010, (the latter event involved…Written on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:24
Ivybridge bowlers raise funds for rescuers.
Ivybridge Short Mat Bowls Tournament raises £800 for search and rescue charity The Ivybridge Short Mat Bowls Club held its annual charity tournament on Saturday…Written on Monday, 26 February 2018 17:12
River Dart training in casualty recovery
Every week, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers train to make sure they are fully prepared for any incident that they are called to by…Written on Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:02
Support Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Ashburton
Have a look at a few of our team members. We range from search and rescue specialists to fundraisers.
- Lost poorly equipped lone walker found hypothermic on Dartmoor Written on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:47
- Body of missing male found in search Written on Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:46
- 2 walkers become disorientated on Haytor Down Written on Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:36
- Kayaker trapped by partially submerged tree Written on Thursday, 07 December 2017 18:08
- Missing person found after social media appeal. Written on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 13:16
- Biggest search in recent years centres around Ivybridge Written on Saturday, 06 January 2018 20:15
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Mountain Rescue the Facts
This short video gives an overview of what the unpaid volunteers in over 50 teams across England and Wales.