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Friday, 12 July 2013 16:11

Callout: Tragic incident at Haytor

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 the family.

Press reports on the incident:

DSRT - Ashburton

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