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.

INCIDENT RESPONSE

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.

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2019 Incidents

Callouts responded too by our volunteers this year.

2018: 37 c/o 33 s/b 4 
2017: c/o 32 
2016: c/o 37

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RECENT CALLOUTS

  • Mystery surrounds disappearance of a man disturbed trying to take his own life
    Mystery surrounds disappearance of a man disturbed trying to take his own life Callout 07/2019 - Pynes Hill / Ludwell valley, Exeter 00:56 9th March 2019 Overnight we have been in Exeter alongside our colleagues at North Dartmoor Search and Resuce, assisting Devon and Cornwall Police, to locate a male which they are…
    Written on Saturday, 09 March 2019 13:14
  • Camper sustains a head injury.
    Camper sustains a head injury. Callout 05/2019 - Harford Moorgate, 01:27 24th February 2019 Our team of volunteers had an early start this morning with a callout at 01:27 to locate and evacuate a camper with a head injury from Piles Copse near Harford Moor Gate.…
    Written on Sunday, 24 February 2019 10:52
  • Stood down on route to Penn Inn Newton Abbot
    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…
    Written on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:15

TEAM NEWS

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TEAM MEMBERS

Have a look at a few of our team members. We range from search and rescue specialists to fundraisers.

Craig Scollick
Craig ScollickHill Party Leader
I’m a Hill Party Leader – that means I’m one of a number of our volunteers who has gone through the Hill Party Leader training and is in charge of a team of volunteers during a callout.
Dave Close
Dave CloseTeam Secretary
I’m presently the Team Secretary, tasked with ensuring a smooth flow of information both to the members within and responding to enquiries from outside. I'm also a callout member and Swift Water Rescue Technician
Al Pewsey
Al PewseyFundraising Officer
Apart from a callout member I am also the team Fundraising Officer. We rely on the general public for around 92% of our funding so my main role is looking for opportunities for raising funds and liaising with our supporters who are vital to us remaining operational.
Dr Tas Ali
Dr Tas AliTeam Chair
I am the Chairman of the committee that manages the business of the team. It is a huge privilege to do this for such a talented group of people. I have responsibility for the management, rather than the operational side of our work. These aspects are often intertwined, so I end up working closely with the Team Leader on most issues.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Without our sponsors and fundraisers we wouldn't be able to help so many distressed and missing persons. We are extremely grateful for their support.

Moorgate Vets is a fabulous supporter of our annual Templer Way Challenge
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We are very grateful to Blinkback for the amazing promotional film they've created for us
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ThinkTank Creations provide the team with graphic design, branding and logo advice and expertise. We are very grateful to them
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Dartmoor Search & Rescue Ashburton relies on the public for around 92% of its funding each year. Please consider making a donation or arranging a fundraising event as you can make a real difference. Thank you.

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