In case of emergency, dial 112 or 999 and ask for the Police

    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

    • Elderly male with dementia goes missing in Decoy Park
      Elderly male with dementia goes missing in Decoy Park Callout 26/2018 - Newton Abbot. 12:47 5th October 2018 The team were called out early on Friday afternoon to search for a missing person with dementia who had gone missing in Decoy Park, Newton Abbot. Fortunately the elderly gentleman was…
      Written on Friday, 12 October 2018 12:35
    • Walkers unprepared for rapid deterioration in Dartmoor's weather
      Walkers unprepared for rapid deterioration in Dartmoor's weather Callout 25/2018 - Redlake. 08:46 11th September 2018 At 08:46 on Tuesday morning, the team received a request for help from 2 stranded walkers in the Redlake area of the south moor. A father and daughter had left for a…
      Written on Thursday, 13 September 2018 10:27
    • Missing elderly ladies with advanced dementia spark searches in Exeter and Paignton
      Missing elderly ladies with advanced dementia spark searches in Exeter and Paignton Callout 23/2018 - Exeter. 21:57 16th July 2018 The team were called out just before 10 pm last night to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with the search for an elderly lady with severe dementia missing in Exeter. She wandered…
      Written on Monday, 16 July 2018 12:20

    TEAM NEWS

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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.

    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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