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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
- Walker lost as darkness falls Written on Friday, 22 September 2017 23:02
- Lost poorly equipped lone walker found hypothermic on Dartmoor Written on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:47
- 2nd callout to Totnes in 5 days Written on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:21
- 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
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