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.
2017 total = 32, 2016 total = 37
Missing person found after social media appeal.
CALLOUT 02 / 2018 - 18:20 8th JANUARY 2018 Our team of volunteers were called out at 18:20 on the 8th January to search areas around Buckfastleigh, including the deployment of our water team specialists to search the River Dart to…Written on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 13:16
Biggest search in recent years centres around Ivybridge
CALLOUT 01 / 2018 - 08:00 6th JANUARY 2018 We've been part of one of the biggest searches conducted in recent years all day today looking for a missing male from Ivybridge. Multiple agencies were involved including: - Our own…Written on Saturday, 06 January 2018 20:15
Search for teenager in Otter Valley comes to a sad conclusion
CALLOUT 32 / 2017 - 09:00 16th DECEMBER 2017 Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton was called to search a number of areas in the Otter Valley between Ottery St Mary and Tipton St John for a vulnerable 15 year old male…Written on Saturday, 16 December 2017 15:26
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
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
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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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
- Dartmoor search for 2 lost walkers involves all four Dartmoor Rescue teams. Written on Saturday, 12 August 2017 16:58
- 2nd callout to Totnes in 5 days Written on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:21
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