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
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
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
Railway line focus for Kingskerswell search.
Callout 22/2018 - KIngskerswell / Torquay. 17:30 11th July 2018 The team were called at approx 17:30hrs to assistDevon and Cornwall Police in the search for a missing male in the Torquay/Kingskerswell area. With the assistance of Network Rail safety personnel,…Written on Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:13
Volunteers and full-time emergency services at major incident in Devon
Today the team took part in a multi-agency exercise that simulated a major incident involving multiple casualties. Volunteer search and rescue teams from across the…Written on Sunday, 16 September 2018 22:02
Major investment to bring vital radio network into 21st century
WESTCOUNTRY lifesaving volunteers are hoping a new prize draw will give them a flying start towards funding a major upgrade to bring its radio communications…Written on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:50
Alpaca's and marshmellows. All in the name of fundraising.
Julie Dymott and a group of friends each year borrow a field that belongs to one of our team volunteers to host a fundraising bbq…Written on Friday, 10 August 2018 16:42
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.
- Walkers unprepared for rapid deterioration in Dartmoor's weather Written on Thursday, 13 September 2018 10:27
- Cries for help Written on Sunday, 08 July 2018 23:55
- Broken ankle in Lustleigh Cleave Written on Monday, 11 June 2018 21:26
- Urban Sunday night search in Paignton Written on Monday, 23 April 2018 12:53
- The beauty of Dartmoor catches out elderly couple Written on Wednesday, 06 June 2018 22:29
- Callouts and near misses Written on Thursday, 28 June 2018 12:31