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  • Further 2 new Team members
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    Further 2 new Team members Last Wednesday we presented 'red jackets' to 2 more trainees who had completed their training with the Team, and now become full Team members. Congratulations to Simon Reed and Steve Webb in joining the Team.
    Written on Saturday, 11 March 2023 12:32 Be the first to comment!
  • Trainee Tim receives his red jacket
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    Trainee Tim receives his red jacket Last night after a joint search exercise with DSRT Tavistock, the first of our 4 trainees who started in 2021 was welcomed as a full team member and received his red MREW jacket. Tim had been working through his training logbook for 18 months, and completed a challenging 'all night' assessment last month. We hope that the other 3 trainees will soon follow suit, and the team can focus on the development of the 4 trainees from 2022 intake.
    Written on Thursday, 23 February 2023 11:00 Be the first to comment!
  • 2 new 4-legged members
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    2 new 4-legged members We are now proud to welcome two new team members, brother and sister Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Amber and Binnie (aka Bill). They passed rigorous assessment, searching five areas on mountains in the Lake District over the last three days. Throughout their intensive training they have shown what a huge asset they will be on call-outs, and it is the first time we have had dogs on our team in over fifteen years. Congratulations to their handlers Paula Holbrook and Chris Tuckett, who have continued with their other team responsibilities in addition to the demands of search dog training locally on #dartmoor three times a week and nationally in UK mountainous regions for three days a month. Thank you to team members and other volunteers, in particular Pete Sherman, for countless hours hiding waiting to be found. In reality, it is these brave 'bodies' that train and motivate the dogs…
    Written on Friday, 20 January 2023 09:46 Be the first to comment!
  • Review of 2022
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    Review of 2022 Click on the image for full PDF report
    Written on Wednesday, 11 January 2023 11:08 Be the first to comment!
  • Review of 2021
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    Written on Monday, 10 January 2022 15:58 Be the first to comment!
  • DRG Unavailable ???
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    STATEMENT FROM THE DARTMOOR RESCUE GROUP This weekend we were concerned to read posts on social media about an injured person on the moor who, on calling 999 was told that Dartmoor Rescue was not available. These posts were the first we had heard of the event. An investigation is now underway as to why a callout was not requested and why the injured person was told the teams were unavailable. This was indeed a busy weekend for the Dartmoor Rescue Group but we would still strive to help all those that require it. There are 7 mountain rescue teams in the south west including the 4 teams of the DRG. All of these teams can be deployed into neighbouring areas in the event that a team is unable to respond. We are grateful to the members of the public who assisted the injured person and wish her a speedy…
    Written on Friday, 03 September 2021 12:10 Be the first to comment!
  • A Damp Dog Story - reflections on a callout
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    A Damp Dog Story - reflections on a callout It was a rainy day in late October and my wife and I decided to take our dog for a walk at Parke near Bovey Tracey in Devon. On the way there I thought I’d better remind her that I was duty search manager that week, and as things turned out it was just as well. We had a lovely rainy walk in the damp woods at Parke and returned to the café to warm up and dry off. At 3pm we had just finished our drinks when I received a text from Devon & Cornwall Police asking for assistance from the rescue team. I called them back to discover that a 28 year old female had gone out for a dog walk somewhere in the 4 mile stretch between Widdecombe-in-the-moor and Haytor and had become lost in thick fog. The lost individual wasn’t contactable but the person who raised…
    Written on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 17:01 Be the first to comment!
  • Recognising 37 years of service
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    Recognising 37 years of service A Presentation for 37 years service to Dartmoor Search & Rescue Ashburton to Rob Dixon Seen here in a photograph taken back in August 2020, our members rep Jim Webster presents a platinum award certificate to Rob Dixon, along with his favourite 10year old whiskey. Below are just a snippet of Rob’s many memories accompanied by a few of his achievements compiled by Jim. Rob joined the team in 1982 whilst farming on the Moors, and became training officer in 1983 - 1986 insisting that he was volunteered for the position when a relative rookie in the team. He became a team leader as it was then (now Hill Party Leader) in 1985 and then went on to become Chair from 2000 - 2003 supported by Pauline Richards as a very capable secretary during this time, who sadly passed away last year. During the foot & mouth disease (FMD) outbreak…
    Written on Saturday, 14 November 2020 09:13 Be the first to comment!
  • 2-2-2 for Dartmoor Rescue
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    2-2-2 for Dartmoor Rescue 2-2-2 for Dartmoor Rescue Normally this time of year many of us would be getting out and about on Dartmoor and in our wonderful Devon countryside, and our 4 rescue teams would have an exciting summer of fundraising events planned. Due to the coronavirus pandemic however we are all doing our bit to stay home and save lives, so many events have been cancelled. However, Mountain Rescue Teams across the country, including the 4 teams that make up the Dartmoor Rescue Group are still on call 24/7 to help the lost, missing and vulnerable. Whilst providing this essential voluntary service we, like many charities, are feeling the loss of our fundraising events. But... we've had an idea! We're launching the 2-2-2 for Dartmoor Rescue challenge This is where you come in:- We would like you to step, climb, push, dance or anything you can think to get to 2000 steps …
    Written on Thursday, 23 April 2020 12:17 Be the first to comment!
  • Bovey Tracey Carnival support to Dartmoor charity
    Bovey Tracey Carnival support to Dartmoor charity Wonderful support from Bovey Tracey Carnival Bovey Tracey Carnival has supported Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton as their annual charity this year. And last night team member Al collected a cheque donation for an amazing £1,000 at the carnival committee's AGM at the Dolphin Hotel in Bovey. We are incredibly grateful as our charity relies on donations for over 90% of our income. The team is made up of 100% volunteers, meaning all the money will go directly to helping us help those in need and not on salaries. Team member Al accepts the cheque from the Bovey Carnival Chairman We are not just involved with helping the lost and injured on Dartmoor but increasingly we are called to help Devon and Cornwall Police with missing person inquires across South and East Devon and, on occasions, more further afield. So whether its a lost walker or a missing vulnerable person,…
    Written on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 12:56 Be the first to comment!
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