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    Monday, 11 June 2018 21:26

    Broken ankle in Lustleigh Cleave

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    CALLOUT 17 / 2018 - 19:01  11th JUNE 2018 The team was called earlier this evening to assist the South Western Ambulance Trust with the evacuation of a lady with a suspected broken ankle. The lady had tripped injuring her ankle whilst walking with her husband in Lustleigh Cleave on a path just below Sharpitor. Unable to carry on the ambulance service were called who requested our help with the evacuation. At the time of the initial request from the ambulance service, the exact location of the lady was unknown other than it was thought she was on the Lustleigh side of…
    CALLOUT 16 / 2018 - 17:47  6th JUNE 2018 We were called this evening to assist the ambulance service with an elderly couple who were visiting Devon from out of county and had over-stretched themselves on a walk around the Avon Dam Reservoir. It was a beautiful day on Dartmoor and the couple had set out to see the display of Rhododendrons in bloom on the road to the Avon Dam Reservoir which are stunning at the moment. Those who love the moor as we do will understand she can be a bit of a temptress at times, as you turn…
    Monday, 04 June 2018 09:01

    Exeter teenager found by Police

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    CALLOUT 15 / 2018 - 00:09  3rd JUNE 2018  The team were called out at 0009 on Sunday 3rd June to search for a vulnerable missing person in the Heavitree area of Exeter. Shortly afterwards, the team were stood down whilst our volunteers were en route as the missing person was located by Devon and Cornwall Police.   We hope the individual gets the care they need and get on the road to recovery.
    CALLOUT 14 / 2018 - 02:58  26th MAY 2018 14 team members were called out shortly before 03:00 this morning to search for a missing 13 year old. We were fortunate to have the support of 7 colleagues from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and a search dog from SARDA. Several areas of park, farm and woodland were searched. The teams were completing final areas when the missing person was located outside our search area. A happy outcome and an early start to the holiday weekend for our volunteers.
    Monday, 23 April 2018 12:53

    Urban Sunday night search in Paignton

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    CALLOUT 13 / 2018 - 19:07  22nd APRIL 2018 In the early evening of Sunday, Devon and Cornwall Police investigating the reported disappearance of a middle-aged male, requested the team to search areas in and around the Foxhole area of Paignton. Members were engaged in searches through parkland and woods in and around the area until they were stood down at 22:24. Further Police investigations had found the male was safe and well and outside our search area. 
    Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:45

    Mountain rescuers involved in search in Exeter

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    CALLOUT 10 / 2018 - 18:31  14th JANUARY 2018 Photo: Devonlive The team were deployed searching open areas and watercourses in Exeter yesterday evening searching for a 50 year old vulnerable male.  Working alongside colleagues from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service urban search and rescue team, the team were initially deployed to search areas of the River Exe in and around Cowley Bridge and along the Exe valley towards Uption Pyne. Following further intelligence gained by the Police we were relocated to the city centre based from the Waitrose store in Gladstone Road. The missing person was…
    Saturday, 03 March 2018 15:55

    Haldon Hill snow major incident deployment

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    Callouts 7, 8 and 9 of 2018. CALLOUT 07 / 2018 - 28th February - 3rd March 2018 'Storm Emma' and the 'Beast from the East' weather events caused a Metoffice Red Warning to be issued for a majority of the County of Devon and the southwest this week. As one of the agencies that forms part of the Haldon Hill Emergency Snow Plan' along with the ful-time emergency services, Devon County Council and the Highways Agency, we were placed on heightened alert for the duration of the expected disruption. Following major incidents in 2009 and 2010 that caused 100's of…
    Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:46

    Body of missing male found in search

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    CALLOUT 06 / 2018 - 12:24  15th FEBRUARY 2018 At lunchtime today our team, backed by our colleagues at North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, were called out to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with a missing person search at Longdown on the outskirts of Exeter. The missing male, a student at University of Exeter, was last seen in the early hours of Tuesday morning at an Exeter nightclub, and Police had become increasingly concerned as his disappearance was out of character. Around 3:30pm this afternoon, a team of our swift water rescue specialists discovered the body of a young man within our search area.…
    Monday, 29 January 2018 23:34

    Missing vulnerable teenager

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    CALLOUT 05 / 2018 - 23:02  29th JANUARY 2018 Devon and Cornwall Police requested assistance from the team in the search for a missing vulnerable teenager to the south east of Exeter. Shortly after the callout was issued and members were travelling to the rendezvous, the team was stood down as the teenager had been found by a Police dog.  
    Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:36

    2 walkers become disorientated on Haytor Down

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    CALLOUT 04 / 2018 - 18:24  23rd JANUARY 2018 A team callout was raised at 18:24 after Devon and Cornwall Police had received a call from 2 adult walkers who had become disorientated on a walk in the Haytor area of Dartmoor. Members began arriving at the rendezvous at the Haytor Rocks top car park shortly afterwards and the first 3 to arrive were tasked to their suspected location which was either Holwell Tor or Smallacombe Rocks. The small team walked out towards Holwell Tor along the granite railway and soon saw the missing adults signalling to us with their torches.…
    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…
    Tuesday, 09 January 2018 13:16

    Missing person found after social media appeal.

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    CALLOUT 02 / 2018 - 18:20  8th JANUARY 2018 Our team of volunteers were called out at 18:20 on the 8th January to search areas around Buckfastleigh, including the deployment of our water team specialists to search the River Dart to the south of Buckfastleigh. Teams were deployed along various stretches of the River Dart starting from the Salmon Leap weir near the Dart Bridge pub south towards Totnes, and in the Staverton area. All team personnel were stood down around 23:00 after completing our search taskings with no further sight of the missing 49 year old male. The intention being that we would…
    CALLOUT 01 / 2018 - 08:00  6th JANUARY 2018 We've been part of one of the biggest searches conducted in recent years all day today looking for a missing male from Ivybridge. Multiple agencies were involved including: - Our own team volunteers,- Devon & Cornwall Police, - Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) dogs, - Devon and Cornwall Police dogs- Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service dogs- Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Plymouth, - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, - National Police Air Service helicopter from Exeter, - Devon and Cornwall 4x4 - and more than 100 members of the public. We arrived on…
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