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
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.
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
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
Winners! SW search and rescue teams celebrate award success.
The best of the South West celebrated this week at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards held under the last Concorde to ever fly at…Written on Saturday, 09 February 2019 09:27
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
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- 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
- Haldon Forest callout for high risk female Written on Monday, 17 December 2018 08:26
- Elderly male with dementia goes missing in Decoy Park Written on Friday, 12 October 2018 12:35