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.
2017 total = 32, 2016 total = 37
Search for pensioner centred at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary
Callout 28/2018 - Weston / Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth. 20:30 30th October 2018 The team were called last night by Devon & Cornwall Police to assist with a search for a male in his 70s who had gone missing earlier in the day…Written on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:18
Teenager sustains multiple injuries in fall from Chudleigh Rocks
Callout 27/2018 - Chudleigh Rocks. 14:50 28th October 2018 The team were called out this afternoon as part of a joint rescue operation at Chudleigh Rocks. The alarm had been raised after a teenager had fallen from a substancial height…Written on Sunday, 28 October 2018 17:53
Elderly male with dementia goes missing in Decoy Park
Callout 26/2018 - Newton Abbot. 12:47 5th October 2018 The team 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…Written on Friday, 12 October 2018 12:35
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
Major investment to bring vital radio network into 21st century
WESTCOUNTRY lifesaving volunteers are hoping a new prize draw will give them a flying start towards funding a major upgrade to bring its radio communications…Written on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:50
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
- Cries for help Written on Sunday, 08 July 2018 23:55
- Broken ankle in Lustleigh Cleave Written on Monday, 11 June 2018 21:26
- The beauty of Dartmoor catches out elderly couple Written on Wednesday, 06 June 2018 22:29