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    Callouts 2017

    Saturday, 16 December 2017 15:26

    Search for teenager in Otter Valley comes to a sad conclusion

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    CALLOUT 32 / 2017 - 09:00  16th DECEMBER 2017

    Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton was called to search a number of areas in the Otter Valley between Ottery St Mary and Tipton St John for a vulnerable 15 year old male this morning, who had been missing since Wednesday.

    Team members deployed to East Devon in search for teenager.

    Sadly, after about an hour into the search a body was found by one of our foot teams and the location was secured and handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police.
    This was a multi-agency effort involving DSRT teams from Ashburton and Okehampton, SARDA search dogs, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Devon and Cornwall Police.

    It goes without saying that our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the young person. Especially so at this time of year.

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