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    Tuesday, 29 December 2015 11:32

    Team volunteers home from devastating floods

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    We are very pleased to say that Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers alongside those from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team – Tavistock, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team – Plymouth and Exmoor Search & Rescue Team have been stood down, debriefed and are on their way back to Devon tonight.

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    Dave Underhill, an Ashburton team search manager deployed to York said “We have been given such a warm welcome by the people of York and we have been deeply touched by their generosity towards us. We hope that our deployment has been of help to the local community and that we have made a positive difference to them, helping them to get through the awful flooding they have endured. We thank them and wish them well with the task of getting their homes and business’ back to normal over the coming months”.

     

    Dave went on to say:

    “We’d also like to thank all of you for the hundreds of messages of support that the team has received over the last few days on Facebook and Twitter. We really appreciate it. Our volunteers returned to Devon and their families at 03:30 this morning with kit packed away already for the next callout and wet kit hanging in the drying room.”

    “They  couldn’t do what they do without the support of their families and we would like to thank them for being the rock behind our members. They put up with the disruption to family life and rarely get the public recognition they deserve. A very big thank you to them all.”

    Mountain Rescue teams across the country have been deployed to the floods in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire over the last week or so. They are all volunteers who use their own equipment and give their time free of charge because they want to help. We are proud to be part of such a wonderful group of men and women.

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    The video is courtesy of BBC Spotlight

    Torbay Herald Express:http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Latest-pictures-Dartmoor-rescue-heroes-flood-hit/story-28434511-detail/story.html#ixzz3vhlYPfRR

    Western Morning News: http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Dartmoor-Search-Rescue-volunteers-return-home/story-28439947-detail/story.html

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