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    Standby 2017

    Standby 2017 (5)

    Monday, 13 November 2017 12:58

    Near misses!

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    • STANDBY - 13 Nov – Exeter - Near Miss – The team were called by D&C Police approx. 06:15 this morning to assist in the search for a vulnerable female missing in the Exeter area.  The search managers concluded that there was insufficient information to necessitate deployment for DSRTA members, and so elected to wait for further (mobile phone) intel from the Police in order to narrow the possible search areas.  At approx 10:30 the misper was located on an industrial estate near to where she had been found the previous day having gone missing.
    • STANDBY - 26 Oct – Babbacombe – Near Miss: approx. 07:20 D&C contacted the SM’s regarding a high-risk vulnerable missing person in the Torquay area.  The MCA was in attendance to cover coastal areas identified through a mobile phone ping test, which our Duty Search Manager deferred to in the absence of defined inland areas for our volunteers to search. A short while after, the misper was located safe and well by Devon and Cornwall Police.
    • STANDBY - 25 Oct – Sidmouth – Near Miss: just after 19:00 last Wed Devon & Cornwall Police contacted our team Search Managers regarding a potential high-risk missing person in the Sidmouth area.  The Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) was on-scene and searching coastal areas and so our duty Search Manager postponed our involvement until these areas were exhausted or further intelligence suggested areas we would add value to searching.  Shortly after initial notification, the misper was located at a member of the family’s residence in Dorset.
    Friday, 25 August 2017 20:20

    Early stand down

    CALLOUT 23 / 2017 23 Aug 2017 – Standby – Haytor: The team were put on standby approx. 13:20 to assist South Weast Ambulance Services Trust and their Hazadous Area Response Team (HART) should they require, regarding an injured walker at Haytor. Paramedics were in attendance and managed to evacuate the lady with a suspected broken ankle without further assistance, and the team were stood down shortly after 14:15. 25 Aug 2017 – Exeter: CALLOUT 23/2017 The team were called approx. 21:00 and put on standby regarding a high-risk despondent female missing from the Exeter Arena area. This went to a full…
    Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:59

    A busy Mothers Day

    A beautifully sunny but busy day for our volunteers on Mothers Day this year. The team was placed on standby at 11:55 to search for a 12 year old child who had gone missing in Exeter. Fortunately the child was located before a callout was initiated and we were stood down. Around 14:45 a full-team callout was issued to assist a 17 year old female on a Duke of Edinburgh Scheme walker who had collapsed near Crossways on the south moor. Fortunately one of our members happened to be in the area at the time and assisted on scene as team members…
    CALLOUT 20/2017 - 18:13 5th July 2017 The team were called out to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with the search for an elderly lady with dementia who had gone missing in Torquay earlier in the day. The lady was last seen near the Babbacombe Cliff Railway and our volunteers plus Torbay Coastguard were deployed to cover areas around the cliffs radiating out from the point last seen. Shortly after deploying the lady was found by a Police officer outside our search area safe and well and all agencies were stood down and we returned to our training session at Haytor Rocks. Standby:…
    Wednesday, 05 April 2017 18:50

    Climber Fall at Haytor

    Callout – Fallen climber at Haytor. Just as the team was settling in to its regular Wednesday evening training session, this week a water rescue briefing in the River Dart at Buckfastleigh, we were called to assist the Devon Air Ambulance with the evacuation of a climber who had fallen from Haytor. The climber was leading a climb on Haytor Rock and had taken a fall. Fortunately his runners protected him and he continued to climb. Higher up the rock he took another fall and this time his higher up protection failed and he fell to the ground. His belayer,…
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