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    Thursday, 28 June 2018 12:31

    Callouts and near misses

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    CALLOUT 18 and 19 / 2018 - 24th - 27th  JUNE 2018

    Standby - Axminster 00:19 25th June 2018

    The team was called early on the 25th June by Devon & Cornwall Police to assist with a high-risk female despondent from the Axminster area. Following a conversation with the Police  Lost Person Search Manager (LPSM) it was decided to put the team on standby pending the results of National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter and air scenting search dog deployments. The team was stood down approx 01:05 having received a message that the misper had been located at a Taunton hospital.

    Near Miss - Exeter - 25 June 2018:

    Shortly before the stand down on the Axminster incident above, the team duty Search Manager was made aware of a second high risk missing person in the Exeter area. The decision was taken not to place the team on standby pending the results of Police activities that were already underway. The incident was resolved without necessitating involvement from ourselves.

    Callout - Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey 17:10 26th June 2018  

    The team was called around 17:10 to assist South Western Ambulance Service in evacuating a casualty with a lower-leg injury. While the team were assembling at the rendevous from where the operation was based, we were stood down as the casualty had been successfully transported to a Land Ambulance by the ambulance crew on scene

    Callout -  Looe, West Cornwall 05:03 27th June 2018

    The team were called to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with a sensitive search for a missing person in Cornwall.  This ended up being a multi-agency incident involving our colleagues in Cornwall, Plymouth and Tavistock over a period of many hours. The missing person turned up north of our search area later that afternoon. 

    Dartmooor Rescue searching a field for a missing person near Looe, Cornwall

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