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Friday, 26 April 2019 12:00

Happy end to overnight Newton Abbot search

Callout 12/2019 -  Decoy Country Park, Newton Abbot,  02:20 26th April 2019

The team has been searching throughout the night for a vulnerable lady reported missing giving concern for her welfare in Newton Abbot.

Team members and the Devon and Cornwall Police LPSM discussing a missing person search strategy

Park and woodland around Decoy Country Park was searched by our volunteers alongside Police Officers, Police search dog handlers and the Police helicopter.

A foot team of our volunteers and Devon and Cornwall Police searching at night

Our volunteers were stood down shortly after 6am following a report that the lady had attended a local hospital. We hope she gets the care she needs.

Now it's time for a quick kip before heading off to work.

Press report: 

https://www.devonlive.com/news/local-news/police-helicopter-dogs-rescue-teams-2798791

Published in Callouts 2019
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:15

Stood down on route to Penn Inn Newton Abbot

Callout 04/2019 - Penn Inn, Newton Abbot 20:44 12th February 2019

Tuesday evening and the team were called to assist in the search for a middle aged male missing in the Penn Inn area of Newton Abbot.

Fortunately as our volunteers, including our water rescue sepcialists, were on their way to the RV to begin the search, the missing person was located and the team were stood down.

Callout 06/2019 - Westpoint, Exeter 00:33 1st March 2019

The team were called at 0033 to assist in the search for a missing 27 year old terminally ill male who had become lost in the area around Westpoint. At 0052 the team were stood down following location of the misper by a local farmer.

Published in Callouts 2019
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 11:43

Dartmoor rescuers have a busy start to the new year

Dartmoor rescuers have a busy start to the new year

Callout 01/2019 - Holwell Tor 17:31 1st January 2019

First callout of the New Year for Dartmoor Rescuers based at Ashburton this evening.

The team was mobilised following reports of 2 individuals stuck on Holwell Tor  Dartmoor National Park unable to descend.

Our volunteers were sent to assist. In the meantime the individuals managed to get themselves down but became disorientated in the dark and mist trying to get back to the Houndtor car park.

We located and picked them up on the granite railway and following a quick check-up from a team Doctor to make sure they were ok, returned them to their car.

A Dartmoor rescue Ashburton Landrover ambulance at night near Haytor deployed during the callout for 2 stranded walkers

Callout 02/2019 - Newton Abbot 02:07 2nd January 2019

Tasked by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in a search for a vulnerable 80-year-old adult in the Forde House area of  Newton Abbot. 

Our foot search teams worked alongside Devon and Cornwall Police officers and dogs, and a National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter using its heat-sensitive camera to try and locate the gentleman.

At 06:21 our teams were stood down with no further sightings.

Police investigations continued and later that morning it was confirmed the gentleman had been located safe. He was located in Newton Abbot outside our search area thanks to information from a member of the public.

Published in Callouts 2019

Elderly male with dementia goes missing in Decoy Park

Callout 26/2018 - Newton Abbot. 12:47 5th October 2018

Dartmoor Search and Rescue volunteers deployed on a search for a missing person in an urban area

Dartmoor Search and Rescue volunteers 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 spotted by team members on their way to the rendezvous and was returned to his family.

A good outcome for all concerned.

Published in Callouts 2018
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:54

Multi agency response at Hackney Marshes

A major multi-agency search and rescue for four people from an inflatable boat, a drunk man staggering into marshes and a teenager falling off a bridge took place last night – but it was all part of a training exercise.

volunteer rescuers including Dartmoor Rescue and the RNLI  join forces at Newton Abbot for search and rescue exercise

A major multi-agency search and rescue for four people from an inflatable boat, a drunk man staggering into marshes and a teenager falling off a bridge took place last night – but it was all part of a training exercise.

Organised by Dartmoor Search and Rescue – Ashburton, the exercise took place at Hackney Marshes, Newton Abbot, and involved multiple casualty scenarios that were spread throughout the marshes.  Personnel from the Ashburton team participated and they worked alongside Teignmouth Lifeboat, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Water Rescue crew, Exmoor SRT, DSRT Plymouth and Devon Cave Rescue throughout the exercise

Alec Collyer, chairman of the Ashburton team, said: “We try to do an exercise like this to get involved in real life scenarios, and we like the Hackney Marsh area as there are lots of places to hide ‘casualties’ in. We organise multi-agency search and rescue exercises (SaRex) with other agencies that we can potentially work alongside during real incidents. This type of training is very important in that it helps the understanding of the capabilities of each of the organisations involved, and promotes good practise and team working.”

A lot of the success of the event was down to the volunteer casualties as Alec pointed out. “Without the people who volunteer as casualties, these events just wouldn’t happen. We are very grateful to them all for helping us out on what turned out to be a wet and stormy night.”

The evening was deemed a great success with one participant saying ‘It was an excellent well organised exercise. Apart from having a good time I also learnt some new skills and gained a better understanding of how the other teams function.’

 

 

Organised by Dartmoor Search and Rescue – Ashburton, the exercise took place at Hackney Marshes, Newton Abbot, and involved multiple casualty scenarios that were spread throughout the marshes.  Personnel from the Ashburton team participated and they worked alongside Teignmouth Lifeboat, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Water Rescue crew, Exmoor SRT, DSRT Plymouth and Devon Cave Rescue throughout the exercise

Alec Collyer, chairman of the Ashburton team, said: “We try to do an exercise like this to get involved in real life scenarios, and we like the Hackney Marsh area as there are lots of places to hide ‘casualties’ in. We organise multi-agency search and rescue exercises (SaRex) with other agencies that we can potentially work alongside during real incidents. This type of training is very important in that it helps the understanding of the capabilities of each of the organisations involved, and promotes good practise and team working.”

A lot of the success of the event was down to the volunteer casualties as Alec pointed out. “Without the people who volunteer as casualties, these events just wouldn’t happen. We are very grateful to them all for helping us out on what turned out to be a wet and stormy night.”

The evening was deemed a great success with one participant saying ‘It was an excellent well organised exercise. Apart from having a good time I also learnt some new skills and gained a better understanding of how the other teams function.’

Photos from last night's event is below.

RNLI and Dartmoor REscue volunteers attend to a casualty during a rescue exercise at Newton Abbot

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