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.
2018: 37 c/o 33 s/b 4
2017: c/o 32
2016: c/o 37
Two callouts to start 2019
Callout 01/2019 - Holwell Tor 17:31 1st January 2019 First callout off the New Year this evening. The team were mobilised following reports of 2 individuals stuck on Holwell Tor unable to descend. Our volunteers were sent to assist. In…Written on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 11:43
Haldon Forest callout for high risk female
Callout 33/2018 - Hldon Forest 23:57 16th December 2018 We were called just before midnight on Sunday 16th December by Devon and Cornwall Police to help in the search for a 'high risk' vulnerable female who was believed to be…Written on Monday, 17 December 2018 08:26
East Devon search for missing young person
Callout 32/2018 - Newton Poppleford / Tipton St John. 18:43 10th December 2018 The team were called at 18:43 to search for a high risk juvenile missing person who had been missing since the early hours in the Tipton St…Written on Monday, 10 December 2018 21:35
Stories of hairy hands, pillow mounds and parliaments
From hairy hands to pillow mounds and parliaments; we had them all at our third sell-out Dartmoor in the Dark guided walk on Saturday. After…Written on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 18:35
Volunteer Doctors enhance medical care for casualties
Last night's training exercise was a joint agency exercise where we worked with BASICS Devon volunteer professional Doctors who specialise in expert medical care where…Written on Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:34
Volunteers and full-time emergency services at major incident in Devon
Today the team took part in a multi-agency exercise that simulated a major incident involving multiple casualties. Volunteer search and rescue teams from across the…Written on Sunday, 16 September 2018 22:02
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.
- Walkers unprepared for rapid deterioration in Dartmoor's weather Written on Thursday, 13 September 2018 10:27
- Teenager sustains multiple injuries in fall from Chudleigh Rocks Written on Sunday, 28 October 2018 17:53
- Search for pensioner centred at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary Written on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:18
- Elderly male with dementia goes missing in Decoy Park Written on Friday, 12 October 2018 12:35