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    Callouts 2009 - 14

    Saturday, 29 November 2014 08:25

    Search for Morley continues

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    We are pleased to report that Morley has returned on his own accord today. Callout report – Following a very long search on Thursday looking for Ashburton man Morley Petherick (http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/callout-20141127),our Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team (DSRT) Ashburton volunteers were asked to cover additional search areas today. The searching continued for the missing man in the Ashburton area. Around 30 our members and DSRT Plymouth, plus two search dogs and 12 members of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service searched throughout the day. Unfortunately the search revealed no further information as to what has happened to Morley and our…
    Saturday, 29 November 2014 08:14

    4th callout of the week

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    &nbsp 2nd callout of the day On Saturday evening the 29th November the team were called out to search for a missing 83 year old tourist missing near Paignton in Devon. The lady was believed to be an alzheimer patient so the team prepared to attend another search after being out all day on the 2nd day of a search for missing Ashburton man Morley Petherick. Fortunately shortly after the callout had been issued and team members made their way to the rendezvous, the lady was found and the team were stood down. This has been a very busy week…
    Friday, 28 November 2014 08:33

    Major search for Ashburton man

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    A very long search on Dartmoor yesterday for our Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team (DSRT) Ashburton volunteers following a callout that was issued at 11:11. The incident was controlled by DSRT Search Managers who coordinated the efforts of all 4 DSRT teams, search dogs, Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service and Devon Cave Rescue Organisation, as well as police search teams. We finally stood down at 00:30 last night, 13 hours after the initial call out to the team. We left colleagues from the cave rescue teams to concentrate on some mine workings. The search effort will continue today.…
    Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:39

    Police concern for 88 year old

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    &nbsp Concern for missing 88 year old vulnerable male. A team callout was issued at 17:13 on Tuesday 25th November to assist the Police in searching for an elderly vulnerable male that had gone missing during the day in Torquay and hadn’t been seen since around 08:30am. There was additional concern for the gentleman’s welfare due to the cold and wet weather. Fortunately shortly after the team was deployed, the gentleman was found outside our search area by a member of the public at around 18:30 who called the Police. A team spokesman said “We, alongside Devon and Cornwall Police,…
    Friday, 21 November 2014 08:44

    Walker defeated by thick mist

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    A female student from Exeter found herself disorientated this evening after she was caught out by mist on the Avon Dam Reservoir area of south Dartmoor. Lost, she contacted Police on her mobile phone and called for help. Our Search Manager was contacted and initiated a full team callout at 17:45. Whilst our volunteers made their way to the area, our Search Manager managed to contact the walker by phone and having made an assessment of her rough location, advised her to head South and follow water courses. On arrival of our volunteers our Search Manager then directed a team…
    Saturday, 01 November 2014 08:47

    Torquay Pensioner found following major search

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    At 17:43 today, our team of volunteers were called out to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in searching for a missing elderly male in the Babbacombe area of Torquay. Peter Farmer aged 83 and a dementia sufferer, was last seen around 2pm, and as night fell the Police became increasingly concerned for his welfare. Our teams of volunteers worked alongside the Police, Torbay RNLI, HM Coastguard and Rescue 106 helicopter launched from Portland in a major multi agency response. Our Search Manager said “Shortly after 8pm Peter was located by one of our search teams a little rain soaked and…
    At 21:34 on Sunday 19th October 2014 our volunteers were called to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in the search and rescue of 2 kayakers who were overdue whilst kayaking the Upper Dart Gorge between Dartmeet and Newbridge. The group of kayakers had come to Devon for the day to kayak the popular stretch of the River Dart. Having already completed the section of river once, the group returned to Dartmeet for a second run. Unfortunately mid way through the route around 4pm, one of the team capsized and hit a rock under water with his shoulder taking the impact.…
    Saturday, 18 October 2014 09:21

    Concern for Exeter pensioner

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    At 03:21 on Saturday 18th October, the team were called by Devon & Cornwall Police to search for a missing 77 year old female who had gone in missing in Exeter Shortly after the callout was initiated, the team were stood down when the lady was found asleep under a bush by Police officers.
    Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:25

    Missing 80 year old male in Teignmouth

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    We were called today at 19.25 by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist them, alongside HM Coastguard and Teignmouth RNLI, in a search for an 80 year old male missing from the Teignmouth area. We were very pleased to hear that he had been found safe and well by the Lifeboat crew at 19.55. Over 20 members were already en route or at the RV point, but we were all happy to return home, knowing that the gentleman was in safe hands.
    Saturday, 11 October 2014 09:29

    Missing elderly male in Torquay

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    We were called at 0250 on Saturday by Devon & Cornwall Police to assist in a search for an elderly male missing from home in Torquay. The Team Leader was pleased to hear that the missing person had been located safe and well shortly before sending a callout message to the team.
    Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:30

    Callout to high risk missing female in Chagford

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    At 16:57 on Tuesday 23rd September the team were called out to search for a missing high risk 67 year old female in the Chagford area. Fortunately shortly after the callout was initiated the lady was found and the team were stood down on the way to the rendezvous.
    Sunday, 14 September 2014 09:32

    Teign Valley search for missing male

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    At 12:02 pm on Sunday 14th September a full team callout was issued to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in a search for a missing male in the Teign Valley. The male was considered high risk and the Police were concerned for his welfare. Working alongside the Police LPSM (Lost Person Search Manager) our Search Manager deployed our teams to search woodland areas around his home, whilst the Police helicopter was deployed to search areas of open ground. A team spokesman said “These searches are tough as the terrain is frequently steep and unpredictable and covered in thick bramble and…
    Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:35

    Search for missing walker at Belstone

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    At 23:36 last night the team were called to assist our North Moor colleagues with a Devon and Cornwall Police coordinated search for a missing male walker in the Belstone area on North Dartmoor. The gentleman had become separated from his group earlier in the evening after going for a short walk, and the alarm was raised by his colleagues when he failed to return to their car. We joined the search alongside North Moor and SARDA search colleagues, and a Seaking Helicopter from 22 Squadron A-Flight RAF Chivenor. In the early hours of this morning the gentleman was located…
    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:38

    Multi agency response to Stoke Gabriel

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    A full Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton callout was issued at 19:12 on the 29th July 2014 to assist in a search for a missing female in the vicinity of Stoke Gabriel on the River Dart. A multi agency response had been issued by Devon and Cornwall Police that included our volunteers alongside Police officers, the Police helicopter, HM Coastguard and a Inshore RNLI Lifeboat. The Police were concerned for the safety of a female in her 50’s who it was believed had gone for a walk during the morning the previous day and not returned. Our duty Search…
    Sunday, 22 June 2014 09:40

    Missing person Mincinglake Park, Exeter

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    The team were called out today shortly after 3pm to assist our colleagues at North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team with a search for a missing female in Exeter. Team members were deployed to search areas around Mincinglake Park. Fortunately further Police Intelligence received meant the lady was found and the team was stood down around 8:15pm.   Its been a busy weekend for our volunteers working hard at the Dartmoor Classic and many traveling straight to the Callout. We’d like to thank them and their families for the amazing support and enthusiasm that they continue to bring to the…
    Sunday, 13 April 2014 09:46

    Concern for vulnerable missing male.

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    The team were called out at 19:15 on Friday April 12th by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in the search for a high risk missing male. The Police received a call from the individual in the early hours of Saturday April 13th morning asking for help. The Police Helicopter located him (and his mountain bike) in a field near Silverton in East Devon, and airlifted him to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital where he is recovering. Dartmoor Rescue team members preparing to leave on a search at Teignmouth Golf Course Devon
    The team were called out at 02:17 to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a search for a vulnerable elderly missing person in the Ilsington, Dartmoor area. The lady was found safe and well and the team stood down at 05:36 and it was off to the day jobs for our volunteers.
    At 18:45 yesterday the team was asked to search for a male in his 20’s reported to be in a ‘distressed state’ in the university area of Exeter. 30+ members of North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) and 2 SARDA search dog attended and after nearly 5 hours of searching, nothing was found. The police are continuing their inquiries and have launched an appeal Police in Exeter have issued an appeal to the public in a bid to trace and identify a man who was seen in a distressed state in the city.…
    A body has been found by search teams looking for missing Plymouth man around midday today.   The team were called out by the Police this morning to assist in the ongoing search for a missing Plymouth man. Police, the Police helicopter and volunteers from a number of Dartmoor Search and Rescue teams including Ashburton, were searching the area around Burrator reservoir after the missing man’s car was found there.   The man was reported missing to police on Sunday at around 7.15pm.   The family have been informed and formal ID will take place in due course. The death…
    Saturday, 01 March 2014 09:57

    Helimed evacuation after collapse

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    The team were called out to a female who had collapsed on the south moor at lunchtime today. The walker was evacuated by helimed whilst the team was on route.
    Saturday, 22 February 2014 09:59

    Callout for missing 8 year old girl

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    The team were called along with our colleagues at North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, to assist the Devon and Cornwall Police with a search for a missing 8 year old girl. The girl had gone missing whilst on a walk with her family on the Meldon Hill area near Chagford. Fortunately, the girl was found by Police shortly after and we were stood down whilst on our way to the callout location.
    Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:07

    Missing kayaker overdue on The Dart

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      Overdue kayaker, Upper Dart Gorge. At 19:22 on Tuesday 11th February, the team were called out to assist in the search for a missing kayaker who was missing whilst kayaking the Upper Dart downstream from Dartmeet. Fortunately, whilst our volunteers were on their way to the rendeavous at Dartmeet, the kayaker was found safe and well at Holne Bridge. Team stood down at 19:44
    The team were called at 19:16 on Friday February 7th 2014 to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a search for a missing person who had been reported missing earlier in the day from the Totnes area. The circumstances including the weather conditions and state of the River Dart, gave cause to our Duty Search Manager to issue the callout request to our 60 volunteers despite the heavy rain and strong winds predicted. Our volunteers rendezvoused at Totnes Police Station and shortly after were stood down when further intelligence indicated that the missing lady was safe and well.
    Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:13

    Callout to investigate flares

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    Shortly after 8:30 this morning the team was notified of flares having been seen in the Kestor / Gidliegh Park area of North East Dartmoor. The team was called out along with our colleagues from North Dartmoor SRT to investigate. On arrival, the source of the flares became very apparent. The Royal Marines were out on training. Team then stood down and back to our day jobs.
    Friday, 24 January 2014 10:17

    Missing elderly male, Torquay

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    A full team callout was issued this morning at 05:50 to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a search for a vulnerable elderly male in Torquay. Shortly after the callout text was issued, the male was located by a member of the public before the team were deployed. Thanks to all our volunteers who left their beds and attended.
    The second full team callout of the day was issued at 18:25 to search for a female walker who had gone for a walk around the Avon Dam Reservoir on the south moor earlier in the day and become lost. Our mobile Control Vehicle and team members rendezvoused at Cross Furzes on the Abbots Way and were briefed on the search and individual teams sent out to comb areas where the missing walker was thought likely to be. A quick find and safe evacuation was made possible by one of our senior team members who having spoken to the casualty…
    Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:19

    Exmouth search, body found.

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    A full team callout was initiated at 01:31 this morning following a request by Devon & Cornwall Police to search inland areas for a vulnerable female missing person in the Orcombe / Straight Point area of Exmouth, Devon.   Police, Exmouth Coastguard, Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, the Police Helicopter and a Search and Rescue Helicopter from RMB Chivenor had already thoroughly searched the cliff tops, sea and immediate surrounding areas from Foxholes to Straight Point. Our initial search with our colleagues from North Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team didn’t locate the individual and we were tasked to complete a low-tide…
    On Thursday January 2nd, Noss Mayo teenager Harry Martin left his home on foot and it is thought he was going out to take photographs. He was last seen walking in the direction of the coastal path near to his home around noon he hasn’t been reported as seen since. Police, Coastguard, our colleagues in the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team at Plymouth and the Plymouth Lifeboat conducted extensive searches around the coast and inland in the area. The police helicopter and RNAS Culdrose helicopter were also involved in the search. On Saturday the 4th, it was reported that over…
    Friday, 03 January 2014 10:25

    First callout of the New Year to Newton Abbot

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    A full team callout was initiated at 20:51 to assist Devon and Cornwall Police, as well as Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, in the search for a vulnerable teenager who had been missing in the Newton Abbot area since mid afternoon. Due to the deteriorating weather forecast, torrential rain, winds and swollen rivers, a coordinated search was put into action quickly in an effort to locate missing person before conditions deteriorated further. Around midnight, the missing person was found by one of our team members, safe and well and the search was brought to a successful close. We…
    Friday, 13 December 2013 13:55

    Missing person, Exeter

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    The team were called to the Exeter St David’s area on Wed 11th Dec, to assist the Police in locating a vulnerable missing person from the city. The search centered around the river and rail lines for approx 2.5 hours, before being informed that she had travelled out of the area.
    Friday, 29 November 2013 13:58

    Police concerned for missing 50 yr old male

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    UPDATE 29/11/2013 08:10 – the missing male has been located safe and well. A full team callout was initiated at 2am this morning to assist the Devon and Cornwall Police in a search for a missing 50 year old male. Police are growing increasingly concerned for Stuart Glanville who is regarded as vulnerable and was last seen at around 7am on Sunday 17 November outside of the Spar shop, in Battle Road, Heathfield, Newton Abbot. He is thought to be in the Heathfield area. Stuart is described as white, aged 50, of medium build with short brown wavy hair. He…
    Sunday, 03 November 2013 13:59

    Callout: Missing person Chudleigh

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    A full team callout was issued by Devon and Cornwall Police on Sunday November 3rd to assist with a search for a missing male in his 60’s at Chudleigh. The team were on site at 09:30 and began a systematic search of the areas highlighted by the Police Lost Person Search Manager (LPSM). Alongside our volunteers, the Police helicopter was also deployed in the search. A body was found mid morning and the subsequent Police investigation identified the body as that of the missing person Mike Vincent. The thoughts and sympathies of the team are with the gentleman’s family and…
    Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:03

    Full team callout to search for missing child

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    At 22:20 a full team callout was issued to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a missing person search around Abbotskerswell. A child had gone missing from his bed at around 21:15 Fortunately shortly after the call was raised the child was found safe and well and the team were stood down at 23:12. Press report Torquay Herald Express: http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Missing-boy-Abbotskerswell-bed/story-20017339-detail/story.html
    Sunday, 06 October 2013 14:05

    One of our quickest ‘finds’ ever

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    On Sunday October 6th, our team leader and a number of our team members and search managers were deployed in the Cross Furze area near Buckfastleigh assisting with the annual Abbots Way Walk from Buckfast Abbey to Tavistock providing radio and safety cover for the event. During the event our Team Leader was contacted by Devon & Cornwall Police with regard to a missing despondent from the Buckfastleigh area and was asked if the team members could maintain a lookout and sweep some of the local roads. A few minutes after the contact, leaving our Control Vehicle to engage some…
    Saturday, 05 October 2013 14:06

    Lost in the Dart Gorge

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    Our Team Leader was contacted by the Police following a call for help made by a small group who had become lost in the Upper Dart Gorge area below Dr Blackalls Drive. He contacted the group by phone and assisted in helping them relocate themselves and finding their way back to their car.
    Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:09

    Callout for high risk missing person, Torbay

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    At 22:55 on the 22nd September the team were called out by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in a field search for a high risk male missing person on the edge of Torbay. Thirty minutes after the callout was initiated, the team were stood down as they made there way to the RV
    Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:12

    Missing pensioner found safe and well

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    Devon and Cornwall Police were concerned for a pensioner who went missing around 4pm on Tuesday 17th September. Around 03:30 on the 18th, a full team callout was issued to assist the Police and HM Coastguard with a search for the gentleman around his home address in the Brixham / Churston Ferrers area of Torbay. Rescue 169 Seaking helicopter from RAF Chivenor was also deployed in the search. Just after 08:30 this morning, he was located safe and well at a property in South Brent.
    Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:16

    Difficult rescue in the Upper Dart Gorge

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    At 18:00 this evening we were called to assist the Westcountry Ambulance Service with the rescue of a young female casualty who had sustained a knee injury in the Upper Dart Gorge between Dartmeet and Newbridge on Dartmeet. Access into the gorge is difficult as it is steep sided and thick with gorse and ferns. Progress can be made along the river from both Newbridge and Dartmeet, although it is slow and difficult as slippery and narrow in places, and ill advised when the river level is high. The grid reference location of the casualty was confirmed by the Seaking,…
    Monday, 26 August 2013 14:19

    Callout: Missing person Buckfastleigh Down

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    Team callout, to a 60 year old male reported to be in distress this afternoon. We are happy to report that he turned up safe and well in the area of Venford Reservoir, after having been spotted on Buckfastleigh Down (below Pupers Hill) apparently confused and agitated
    Tuesday, 13 August 2013 14:21

    Callout: Cragfast on Haytor

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    The team were called at 15:51 to assist the Ambulance service with a female stranded on top of Haytor. Fortunately the ambulance service moved the lady to safety and we were stood down whist on the way
    Team called to continue search The team were again to continue the search into new areas for the missing Exeter pensioner Alma Royle. Alma went missing on Friday 26th July from the St Thomas area of Exeter and has not been seen since. Police are very concerned for her welfare and launched a large scale search investigation. Unfortunately no trace of Alma was discovered on this second callout and the investigation is still open and continues, Our thoughts are with her family and we continue to hope for a successful outcome. The original callout report can be found at the…
    At 8am this morning the team were called, along with North Dartmoor and SARDA search dog teams, to assist in a search for a high risk missing person on the outskirts of Exeter. The ground included a mix of environments including urban streets, parkland and woodland with areas of dense bramble, nettles and scrub. It has been a long day and we would just like to thank the members of the public who very kindly refreshed our volunteers with cups of tea and some food. It is very much appreciated. On Friday 26 July Alma Royle was seen wearing a…
    Saturday, 27 July 2013 14:47

    Callout: Late return of lone walker

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    A lone walker was reported overdue by his family on a walk on the moors on Friday evening that prompted a limited callout of team members to search for the man throughout the night and in to Saturday morning. He returned home safe and well late Saturday morning.
    Friday, 12 July 2013 16:11

    Callout: Tragic incident at Haytor

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    A woman and a five-year-old boy die The team were called to assist the emergency services with a tragic incident at Haytor. A woman and a five-year-old boy died falling between 80-100ft (24-30m) at Haytor. A force spokesman said no formal identification has taken place but officers had begun a murder inquiry. Police added that nobody else was being sought in connection with the deaths. An air ambulance, a police helicopter, park rangers and members of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team at Ashburton went to Haytor after an incident was reported shortly before 12:00 BST. Our thoughts are with…
    Sunday, 23 June 2013 16:16

    Callout: New Bridge

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    The team were called after calls for help were heard in the arly hours of Sunday morning in the Dart Gorge. The rescue involved team members and some pretty amazing flying by RAF Chivenor. Fortunately the individuals were located by team members and they were safe and well.
    Wednesday, 05 June 2013 16:17

    Callout: Misper at Rockbeare

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    At 5:30am the team were called to assist the Police and North Dartmoor Search and Rescue with a missing person enquiry. An elderly lady was believed to have gone missing in the Rockbeare area to the East of Exeter. Further information received by the Police shortly after we were called resulted in the team being stood down about an hour after we were called. The lady has been found safe and well.
    Today the team were called to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a missing person enquiry. We were tasked to search various areas in the Paignton area as allocated by the Police as part of their Operation Seeker enquiry. Magdalena Krawiec was last seen on CCTV leaving the place she was staying in Paignton at 8pm on Tuesday 14 May 2013. Police and family members are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare after she didn’t turn up for work. Magdalena is described as 5ft 10, white European, slim build with short brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black,…
    Our volunteers were called to the 2nd team callout of the bank holiday Monday with thirty-five team members responding to a request for assistance from Devon & Cornwall Police last night around 18:35. The team deployed to assist in a search for a missing female In the Newton Abbot area. Following a 4 hour search the missing person was located and first aid performed along with Paramedic assistance. The lady was airlifted to Hospital but unfortunately did not survive and was pronounced dead on arrival. The Police investigation continues. The team’s thoughts are with the missing person’s family and friends.…
    The team were called this afternoon to assist the ambulance service with an evacuation from the Rippon Tor area of Dartmoor of a casualty with a reported severe bleed. On arrival at the RV the Devon Air Ambulance was in the area and treated the casualty for a lower leg injury at the scene before transferring to a land ambulance at the road head for transportation to hospital.
    Friday, 03 May 2013 16:27

    Callout to missing female

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    Just under twenty team members responded to a request for assistance from DSRT Okehampton (Northmoor) last night around 22:00. The team deployed to assist in a search for a missing woman. Shortly after our team’s started their search area’s a body was found by colleagues from Okehampton. Following this discovery the search was suspended while the Police investigation continues. The team’s thoughts are with the missing person’s family and friends.
    Monday, 29 April 2013 16:29

    Callout to a missing Paignton woman

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    The team were called this afternoon to search for a Paignton mother who had been missing overnight. Police were concerned for her welfare, given the circumstances of her departure from home and after intensive investigation failed to give any indication of her whereabouts. Following a meeting between the Police and a team Search Manager, the full team were called and a response of 20 members was expected initially with 8 more to follow. Teams from Plymouth and Okehampton were advised in case additional resources were required. Fortunately, the missing person was found soon after the teams started their searches and…
    Saturday, 20 April 2013 16:30

    Callout to teenage male

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    Callout: Redlake area We were called at 1900 today to assist a 10 Tors team on Dartmoor, in which one member had sustained an ankle injury. The casualty was being looked after by the party leaders near to Crossways, which despite being several kilometres from a road is accessible by Landrover via the disused Red Lake tramway. This was a limited callout, involving 3 members. The casualty and 2 party leaders were evacuated to their vehicles and we returned to the Rescue Centre by 2300. UPDATE: – The party leader commented on the experience Thank you very much for your…
    Friday, 12 April 2013 16:32

    CALLOUT: Missing 86 year old male

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    The team were called out at 15:45 on Friday 12th April to search for a missing 86 year old male.
    Monday, 01 April 2013 16:34

    Callout: Misper Torquay

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    The team were called early on Easter Monday to search for a missing male despondent in Torquay. The team was tasked alongside our Coastguard search and rescue colleagues to cover a significant search area in the Watcombe area of Torquay. The search area included heathland popular with dogwalkers as well as a golf course and difficult terrain including cliffs and dense bramble scrub. The team searched for 8hrs throughout Easter Monday and were eventually stood down around 17:00 and handed over to a combined force of our Dartmoor Rescue colleagues at Plymouth & Okehampton to cover the last few remaining…
    Sunday, 17 March 2013 16:36

    Callout: 17th March Bovey Valley

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    A team member who lived locally to the Bovey Valley, was tasked by our Team Leader to assist the Police with locating a family who had called for help after losing their way in the Bovey Valley Woods area between Bovey Tracey and Lustleigh Cleave. One member of their party, an 8 year old, was reported as cold, having fallen in the water, however they advised us that they were able to deal with this themselves and were able to walk. The Team Leader was involved in conversations between Police control room, a member of the missing party and the…
    Great news as search comes to a safe conclusion. In the early hours of the 13th March, a 50 year old female went missing from her home in the Tregeare area near Launceston in Cornwall. Our colleagues at Cornwall Search and Rescue Team were asked to assist the Police in the search but were unable to locate her. North Dartmoor and Tavistock Search and Rescue teams were deployed in the afternoon to help with the search that carried on into the evening. As temperatures dropped to around freezing Plymouth Search and Rescue and ourselves were asked to continue the search…
    Wednesday, 20 February 2013 16:40

    Callout: Dartington

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    The team received a callout request from the Police at 23:30 on Wednesday 20th February. A 15 year old with learning difficulties had gone missing in the Dartington area near Totnes. Fortunately the Police located the teenager safe and well before our team of volunteers was deployed.
    Sunday, 17 February 2013 16:42

    Callout. 3 overdue kayakers in the Dart Gorge

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    The team were called by The Police at 8:15 pm on the evening of Saturday 16th February as they were concerned about the welfare of 3 overdue kayakers on the upper Dart gorge. Just before nightfall they had been passed by other kayakers who reported them as having difficulties around Euthanasia Falls. On arrival the Police monitored the usual exit points of the gorge for signs of the 3 but when they didn’t appear, we were called to search the upper Dart and the gorge.   Our teams compromising of our Level 2 and 3 Specialist Swift Water Technicians and…
    Friday, 08 February 2013 16:45

    Callout: Torquay

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    The team were called out this afternoon to search woodlands in Torquay for a missing 47 year old. Fortunately the Individual was located quickly and the team stood down before being deployed.
    Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:47

    Callout: Yartor Down, Dartmeet

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    The team were called to assist South West Ambulance Trust with a lower leg sledging injury at Yartor Down near Dartmeet at 6:30pm on the evening of the 23rd January. The team arrived through some very snowy country to assist with a young 18 year old female sledger from Paignton with a suspected fractured leg. It had been snowing on and off during the day and when our volunteers arrived the moor was covered in a thick carpet of snow with more falling and a dense hill fog. Once the casualty’s location was ascertained she was attended to by team…
    Thursday, 03 January 2013 16:48

    Callout: Parke, Bovey Tracey.

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    The search involved our volunteers as well as the Police and a Seaking helicopter from RAF Chivenor with specialist heat sensitive camera equipment. After 7 hours of searching the River Bovey, fields and woodland, the team was stood down around 22:20. Although the gentleman’s van was located, no further sightings of the man had been reported. UPDATE 7th January 2013: The man has returned home safe and well. http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Missing-Bovey-Tracey-man/story-17782256-detail/story.html
    Monday, 24 December 2012 11:48

    Callout – Challacombe Cross

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    We were called out at 0245 today 24th Dec to search for a missing person after Police received reports of a road traffic collision on Dartmoor near Challacombe Cross (between Moretonhampstead and the Warren House Inn), but were unable to locate the driver.
    Saturday, 03 November 2012 11:51

    Callout: Norsworthy/Down Tor

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    Callout 3 Nov 2012 – Norsworthy/Down Tor Members from Ashburton joined colleagues in DSRT Tavistock and DSRT Plymouth on a callout to Down Tor on early on Saturday evening the 3rd November. The callout during the Group Training Weekend was raised when a male walker sustained a lower leg injury whilst out walking around Down Tor. He was being attended by a paramedic from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust who needed assistance from Dartmoor Rescue to evacuate the casualty about a 1Km to the waiting ambulance at Norsworthy Bridge. A tricky stretcher carry on slippery and in places muddy…
    Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:01

    Callout: Lost jogger at Spurrels Cross

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    The team were called out on the 4th October to pick up a very cold and lost jogger at around 10pm near Spurrels Cross. He was located using an app that pinpointed him using the GPS functionality on his mobile. He was very happy to see a small band of Police & Team members
    Tuesday, 11 September 2012 13:06

    Callout: Widecombe Fair

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    The team were called at 17:54 to search for a missing 67 year old male who had gone missing around midday at the famous Widecombe Fair. Team members were deployed and had began searching. Shortly afterwards the man was located at his home.
    Saturday, 08 September 2012 13:08

    Callout: Totnes

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    The team were called out at 11:20 to assist Police with a search for a missing male in Totnes on Saturday, searching woodland around the area. We managed to turn out around 15 from the team plus cover the Moor 2 Sea cycle race at Ashburton. The team searched throughout the day and were stood down at 18:57
    Saturday, 25 August 2012 13:11

    Callout: Spitchwick

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    Called out at 11.30am to pick up an injured male at Spitchwick. Stood down at 11.45am as he had been helivac’d.
    Monday, 20 August 2012 13:12

    Callout: Haytor

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    Assisting the land ambulance crew in the evacuation to hospital of a 70 year old female who had slipped and sustained a suspected broken ankle.
    Monday, 13 August 2012 13:13

    Callout: Cockington Torquay

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    The Police were alerted when carers called on Mrs Street at about 6pm. The last possible sighting of Mrs Street was around 1.30-1.45pm in the Occombe Farm shop at Preston. A Police spokesman said “We are treating Mrs Street as high risk due to medical conditions and have had officers supported by the Police helicopter, Coastguard and Dartmoor Rescue Group involved in the search.” The team searched o/night with help from the Plymouth team as well as a SARDA SW search dog. UPDATE: 13th Aug 2012 14:55 from DC Police. Margaret Street has been found safe and well just after…
    Friday, 10 August 2012 13:16

    Callout: Spitchwick

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    Callout to Deeper Marsh Spitchwick as a male had injured himself whilst ‘tomb-stoning’. The male was airlifted to hospital with an ankle injury.
    Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:18

    Callout: Shipley Bridge

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    The team were called at 16:24 to rescue a teenage female casualty from Berkshire who had injured her leg around Ryder’s Rock’s near Shipley Bridge. The girl, who was on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition, suffered serious leg injuries in an accident at Shipley Bridge, near South Brent.
    Friday, 03 August 2012 13:19

    Callout – Peat Cot

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    The team were put on alert at 07:56am then called out at 10:05am to assist the Plymouth team in searching for a group of Scouts who had gone missing. Scouts were found safe and well and team stood down at 11:02am This is South Devon report. http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Helicopter-search-Scouts-missing-Dartmoor/story-16643177-detail/story.html http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/Scouts-overnight-search-Dartmoor/story-16643707-detail/story.html
    Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:21

    Callout – Spitchwick

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    Callout to Spitchwick to assist South West Ambulance Trust with evacuation of a male with a head injury
    Tuesday, 24 July 2012 13:23

    Callout – Sparkwell Golf Club

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    Callout Team called to assist the North Dartmoor team with an unconscious casualty at Sittaford Moor Gate. Air ambulance evacuated.
    Tuesday, 24 July 2012 13:22

    Callout – Sittaford Moor Gate

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    Team called to assist the North Dartmoor team with an unconscious casualty at Sittaford Moor Gate. Air ambulance evacuated.
    Tuesday, 10 July 2012 13:25

    Callout: Redlake

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    The team were called out today to evacuate a female walker with an ankle injury from Redlake on the south moor. The team Land Rover was able to reach the walker and evacuate her safely
    Saturday, 07 July 2012 13:33

    Callout – Yealmpton

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    Callout – Team called out to assist with evacuation of residents at Yealmpton due to high levels of flood water http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=440634395970353&id=249961447544
    Saturday, 07 July 2012 13:26

    Callout - Exeter

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    Callout. Team called out to assist with search around Exeter Quay following reports of somebody being spotted in difficulty in the water. Team search banks for 4 hours, and were stood down around 3PM. Call, although with good intention, was probably a false alarm with no persons reported missing or found. The below link is to photographs from the day that are on the team pages on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=440634395970353&id=249961447544
    Saturday, 30 June 2012 13:35

    Callout: Haytor

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    The team were called out today to evacuate a female walker with an ankle injury from Haytor.
    Saturday, 05 May 2012 13:39

    Callout: Houndtor

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    The team was called out today to assist the SIr Ambulance in evacuation of a male climber who had fallen from the tor and sustained multiple serious injuries. The casualty was evacuated to the Air Ambulance and airlifted to hospital
    Monday, 16 April 2012 13:45

    Callout: Exeter

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    The team were called out today to search for a female despondent in Exeter
    Friday, 13 April 2012 13:46

    Callout: Totnes

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    The team were called out to search for a missing female despondent.
    Tuesday, 20 March 2012 13:47

    Callout: Postbridge

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    The team were called out today to search for a missing male walker.
    Wednesday, 29 February 2012 13:49

    Callout – Hembury Woods

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    Two young female horse-riders overdue in the Hembury Woods area. Found by Police with assistance from the Team.
    Thursday, 16 February 2012 13:50

    Callout – River Ash

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    Female despondent reported in the River Ash; evacuated by the Fire Service before team deployed. Stood down en route.
    Saturday, 11 February 2012 13:52

    Callout – Haytor

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    Callout 40yr old female walker lost in the Hay Tor area; evacuated by Ambulance before team deployed.
    Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:53

    Callout – Salcombe

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    Call out for a high risk missing person in the Salcombe area. We joined forces with the Plymouth Team and despite numerous hours of searching into the night we were unsuccessful in locating the person. Sadly he was found the following day in the sea. Our condolences go to his relatives.
    Friday, 20 January 2012 13:53

    Callout – Churston Ferrers

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    Search for a high risk missing person in Churston Ferrers. After an extensive and lengthy overnight search we were stood down. Plymouth and Tavistock teams resumed the search over the weekend. Unfortunately a body was found by Police in Brixham on the Sunday afternoon.
    Saturday, 07 January 2012 13:54

    Callout: Newbridge

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    The team were called out this evening to search for a group of overdue canoeists. Fortunately the canoeists were located before the team were deployed in the search area.
    2011 Incident Archive An archive on the incidents that the team were called to during 2011 This post includes a table of all the callouts the team responded to in 2011 2011 Incidents (23 callouts) A list of Incidents that the team were called out to during 2011 Incident LocationDateDetails Hillhead Farm 05/01/2011     15/01/2011   Teignmouth 01/03/2011   Cullompton 09/04/2011   Bel Tor 23/04/2011   Saltram House, Plymouth 09/05/2011 Assistance to DSRt Plymouth with missing vulnerable female Fernworthy 28/05/2011 Missing partygoer, found deceased a few weeks later Haytor 24/06/2011   Dartington 24/06/2011 Missing 13 year old boy found…
    Monday, 26 December 2011 11:06

    Callout: Ashton

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    Team called out to a missing person in the Lower Ashton area of Haldon Forest in the Teign Valley. Missing person located with assistance of helicopter and taken to hospital.
    Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:07

    Callout: Galmpton

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    The team were called at 23:00 to search for a missing elderly man in the Galmpton area of South Devon. Team members searched throughout the night in gale force winds before handing over to Plymouth colleagues to continue the search. The gentleman was found by a dog team from SARDA SW and was unfortunately deceased. Our condolances are with the family. A report from www.thisissdevon.co.uk dated Thursday December 22nd reported on the event as follows: “AN extensive search and rescue operation for a missing Kingsbridge man was called off after his body was found at an isolated spot near his…
    Thursday, 31 December 2009 14:29

    Callouts 2009

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    Callout data 2009 We are in the process of loading our callout data for previous years to when our new website went live in 2012. Below is the callout summary data for January – July 2009. This is an ongoing project Saturday 10th January  Newton Abbot Attendance at this incident was to help locate a despondent male.  The team were deployed but did not locate the individual.  He was found the following week by Police in an area outside of that which we had been asked to search.  Regrettably he was deceased when found. Tuesday 20th January  Hennock  Attendance at…
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