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.

INCIDENT RESPONSE

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.

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2018 Incidents

Callouts responded too by our volunteers this year.

2017 total = 32,  2016 total = 37

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RECENT CALLOUTS

  • Body of missing male found in search
    Body of missing male found in search At lunchtime today our team alongside 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 of Exeter. The missing male in his 20's was last…
    Written on Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:46
  • Missing vulnerable teenager
    Missing vulnerable teenager CALLOUT 05 / 2018 - 23:02  29th JANUARY 2018 Devon and Cornwall Police requested assistance from the team in the search for a missing vulnerable teenager to the south east of Exeter. Shortly after the callout was issued and members were…
    Written on Monday, 29 January 2018 23:34
  • 2 walkers become disorientated on Haytor Down
    2 walkers become disorientated on Haytor Down CALLOUT 04 / 2018 - 18:24  23rd JANUARY 2018 A team callout was raised at 18:24 after Devon and Cornwall Police had received a call from 2 adult walkers who had become disorientated on a walk in the Haytor area of…
    Written on Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:36

TEAM NEWS

  • New Year Honours recognition
    New Year Honours recognition We are delighted that one of the founding members of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton, Alec Collyer, received an MBE in the New Year Honours…
    Written on Tuesday, 02 January 2018 13:03
  • Team Member Interview - Dr Tas Ali
    Team Member Interview - Dr Tas Ali In this series of team member interviews, we find out more about what makes our volunteers tick. In this interview we talk to Dr. Tas Ali,…
    Written on Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:23
  • Bovey golfers raise funds for local charity
    Bovey golfers raise funds for local charity A very big thank you to Mel Winter, 2017 Ladies Captain, and all the golfers that supported her nominated charity this year at Bovey Tracey…
    Written on Friday, 01 December 2017 12:08

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TEAM MEMBERS

Have a look at a few of our team members. We range from search and rescue specialists to fundraisers.

Craig Scollick
Craig ScollickHill Party Leader
I’m a Hill Party Leader – that means I’m one of a number of our volunteers who has gone through the Hill Party Leader training and is in charge of a team of volunteers during a callout.
Dave Close
Dave CloseTeam Secretary
I’m presently the Team Secretary, tasked with ensuring a smooth flow of information both to the members within and responding to enquiries from outside. I'm also a callout member and Swift Water Rescue Technician
Al Pewsey
Al PewseyFundraising Officer
Apart from a callout member I am also the team Fundraising Officer. We rely on the general public for around 92% of our funding so my main role is looking for opportunities for raising funds and liaising with our supporters who are vital to us remaining operational.
Dr Tas Ali
Dr Tas AliTeam Chair
I am the Chairman of the committee that manages the business of the team. It is a huge privilege to do this for such a talented group of people. I have responsibility for the management, rather than the operational side of our work. These aspects are often intertwined, so I end up working closely with the Team Leader on most issues.

dart2ZERO

dart2ZERO is here to support The Rescue Team with plenty of cheer, home baked cakes and to keep you, their supporters up to date with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton.
We have a range of merchandise available and lots more information on how you can help DSRT Ashburton.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Without our sponsors and fundraisers we wouldn't be able to help so many distressed and missing persons. We are extremely grateful for their support.

Moorgate Vets is a fabulous supporter of our annual Templer Way Challenge
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We are very grateful to Blinkback for the amazing promotional film they've created for us
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ThinkTank Creations provide the team with graphic design, branding and logo advice and expertise. We are very grateful to them
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Dartmoor Search & Rescue Ashburton relies on the public for around 92% of its funding each year. Please consider making a donation or arranging a fundraising event as you can make a real difference. Thank you.

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