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    Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:07

    Search finds body at Watcombe

    Callout 14/2019 -  Watcombe Beach, Torquay,  08:49 22nd May 2019

    The team were called out by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in an on-going search for a missing male in the Watcombe area. This multi-agency search involved the National Police Helicopter Service, RNLI Torbay, Torbay Coastguard, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Devon & Cornwall Police

    At 1030 a body was located by the coastguard. Our volunteers worked with the coastguard to bring the body to a road head.

    Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the individual at this sad and difficult time.

    Callout 13/2019 -  Bradley Manor, Newton Abbot,  14:00 10th May 2019

    team members deployed to Newton Abbot to assist in the search for a female reported as being suicidal. Team members searched areas around Bradley Manor with Devon and Cornwall Police officers with assistance from a Police helicopter. 

    Around 4:30 pm team members were stood down as the lady was found safe and well outside our search area. Team members then deployed to Dartmoor as part of the safety cover for the Ten Tors event.

    Near miss -  East Devon, 18:37 23rd May 2019

    At 1837 on 23rd May the team were put on standby for a callout to assist in the search for a missing person in East Devon. Members were stood down at 1900 as the missing person had been found.

    STANDBY - 2nd June Haytor

    At 1745 on Saturday the team was called out to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in the search in the Haytor area for a 16 year old who had been missing since 1630. The team were then put on standby when the police made mobile contact with the missing person. Minutes after one of our Search Manager's arrived on scene, the 16 year old was spotted by the Police a few hundred metres north of Haytor in the direction of Holwell Quarry. At 1820 the team was stood down. The misper was then walked off to the top car park by the Police and returned to a very worried relation. 
    Published in Callouts 2019

    CALLOUT 21/2017 02:10 9th August 2017

     The team have been out overnight assisting Devon and Cornwall Police with a search for a missing person at Budleigh Salterton alongside the RNLI and HM Coastguard teams from Beer and Exmouth.

    The lady was reported missing yesterday evening and following initial Police investigations, the team were called out to assist with the search. We covered areas alongside the River Otter up towards East Budleigh and to the west of the town around the cliffs and gold course with no further clues as to the lady's whereabouts.
    Dartmoor Rescue searching the beach at Budleigh Salterton for a missing person

    A team spokesman stated "The lady has no previous history of going missing and her disappearance is completely out of character. Our volunteers have been stood down for the present pending further Police enquiries If anybody has any information concerning her whereabouts, please call the Police on 101."

    Our volunteers were stood down just after 07:00 and returned home to prepare for the working day.

    UPDATE: During the morning of the 9th August, walkers along the coastal footpath heard calls for help and reported the calls to the emergency services. Exmouth Coastguard attended the scene and located the missing lady who had slipped from the path and was in bushes below the path. Her location was such that the Marine and Coastguard Agency Rescue 187 helicopter from St Athan was called and she was winched to safety.

    Rescue 187 helicopter. Picture courtesy of Exmouth Coastguard

    The helicopter landed on Budleigh Salterton golf course and handed over to South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust HART team before being transported by road to Hospital. We understand the lady has made a full recovery which is great news.


    Published in Callouts 2017
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