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    Callouts 2014

    Callout 12/2019 -  Decoy Country Park, Newton Abbot,  02:20 26th April 2019 The team has been searching throughout the night for a vulnerable lady reported missing giving concern for her welfare in Newton Abbot. Park and woodland around Decoy Country Park was searched by our volunteers alongside Police Officers, Police search dog handlers and the Police helicopter. Our volunteers were stood down shortly after 6am following a report that the lady had attended a local hospital. We hope she gets the care she needs. Now it's time for a quick kip before heading off to work. Press report: https://www.devonlive.com/news/local-news/police-helicopter-dogs-rescue-teams-2798791
    CALLOUT 03 / 2018 - 02:55  23rd JANUARY 2018 Shortly before 03:00 this morning, the team was called out to search for a missing lone female walker on the south of Dartmoor.  The walker had been out the day before and was believed to have been geocaching. She raised the alarm by calling the Police from her mobile around midnight, indicating she was lost wet and cold,  who then asked us to respond.  Unfortunately, our conversation with the woman in her 20's was cut short as her mobile phone battery went dead. From the brief phone call we established that she…
    Ramblings of a Mountain Rescue Team. Hill Party Leader Steve Jones and Fundraising Officer Al Pewsey talk to BBC Radio Devon’s Shep on the past 40 years and what’s ahead for the next 40 years. Click on the green play button to play the clip (duration 10:31). You can also open the clip in the Vocaroo application allowing you to scroll through the clip rather than having to listen to it all. Just click on ‘Vocaroo’ If the embedded application doesn’t appear then you can hear the interview via the following link CLICK HERE Order your copy of our 40th anniversary…
    Saturday, 06 August 2016 11:04

    Missing 16 year old enters the River Dart

    The team were called around 22:00 on Friday 5th August to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in looking for a 16 year old male reportedly entering the River Dart having shed all his clothing. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers were tasked to search the Staverton branch-line and various land based areas, whilst the MCA & RNLI focused on the water environments.  Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service decided to wait for daylight to put boats in the water following their risk assessment, departing around 1am following searches earlier that evening.  MCA personnel continued riverbank searches alongside the Police Dive…
    A full team callout was issued at 18:10 on Friday 8th July to assist the SW Ambulance Service with the recovery of a walker who had slipped and fallen 20m on to rocks in the Upper Dart Valley. Team members walked from the Newbridge car park with the necessary equipment into the casualty site on river left near Bellpool Island to assist paramedics who were on site. The lady had sustained multiple injuries in the fall and was lying on rocks close to the river edge. It was quickly determined that assistance would be required from Rescue 924, the Maritime and Coastguard…
    Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:23

    Extraction of unconscious teenager

    Early this morning the team were called out to New Waste near Cornwood to assist our colleagues at DSRT Plymouth to search for a Duke of Edinburgh award team. The D of E team had called the ambulance service and reported that one of their members was unconscious. The team were located by helicopter and all members were air-lifted off the moor and our volunteers were stood down. Press articles Plymouth Herald: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/teens-airlifted-off-south-dartmoor-after-one-falls-unconscious/story-29408297-detail/story.html
    Registration for the 2016 Templer Way Challenge is now OPEN. Register at http://dsrtashburton.org.uk/templerway A BOVEY TRACEY firm has delighted members of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton by becoming headline sponsors for the charity’s 2016 Templer Way Challenge. The deal could result in as much as £5,000 from Plastic Surgeon Fine Finishers with management pledging to match funds raised by staff who undertake the 18-mile sponsored walk on sunday April 24. That amount could make serious inroads into the £20,000 it takes to keep the lifesaving volunteers able to respond to the 35 or so shouts they receive each year. Last Christmas their…
    Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:26

    Weather catches out Two Moors Way Walkers

    On Tuesday afternoon our duty search manager was contacted by the police who had concerns for two walkers who had dialled 999 after getting disorientated and cold in horrendous weather on the south moor. The pair of walkers had set off from Ivybridge in the morning heading towards their accommodation in Scorriton, as they left the Two Moors Way to join the Abbots Way the weather closed in and they became lost. After making contact with the walkers our search manager was able to determine their location and initiated a limited team callout. Shortly after 1430 four team members in two…
    The team were called at 19:04 this evening by Devon and Cornwall Police to search for a lost walker in the Pupers Hill area of South Dartmoor. A rapid response from our volunteers meant we had teams out on the moor by 19:40 and the casualty was found safe and well by our volunteers at 20:10. The individual had left his car at Ludgate for a walk on the moor at 4pm this afternoon. Unfortunately he had no map or compass and as visibility and daylight soon deteriorated, he soon became lost and disorientated. He also had no whistle or…
    Thursday, 31 December 2015 20:36

    The Quite Amazing People of York

    Heart FM interview Ashburton Search Manager and Dartmoor Rescue Group Secretary Dave Close about the wonderful welcome volunteers received from the people of York during the devastating major floods during Christmas and New Year  
    Wednesday, 30 December 2015 20:24

    York Floods and the pending Devon weather

    Now that Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers deployed to the York Flooding major incident are back home in the county, Matt Woodley interviews Ashburton Search Manager and Dartmoor Rescue Group Secretary Dave Close as he reflects on the floods and the pending Devon weather that is predicted.      
    Tuesday, 29 December 2015 11:32

    Team volunteers home from devastating floods

    We are very pleased to say that Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers alongside those from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team – Tavistock, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team – Plymouth and Exmoor Search & Rescue Team have been stood down, debriefed and are on their way back to Devon tonight. Dave Underhill, an Ashburton team search manager deployed to York said “We have been given such a warm welcome by the people of York and we have been deeply touched by their generosity towards us. We hope that our deployment has been of help to the…
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