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    Standby 2014

    The team were placed on standby today to assist Exmoor MRT with a missing person search in the Barnstaple area. At this stage of the missing person enquiry our services are not required and we have been stood down for the time being. Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a 55-year-old man missing from his home in Barnstaple. Officers are concerned for the welfare of Christopher Barrow who left his Swimbridge home around 1.30pm on Monday 10 February. He disappeared on foot with his pet dog, a long-haired dark-coloured lurcher. Police units have been conducting searches across…
    Friday, 03 January 2014 17:49

    Standby due to predicted poor weather

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    Immediately following our Newton Abbot callout, our swift water rescue specialists were put on standby to assist the emergency services including Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, HM Coastguard and sister Mountain Rescue teams across the peninsula. A deep low pressure system along with saturated ground and high winds and Spring Tides were combining to cause a tidal surge that could cause localised flooding and dangerous high seas along the coast during the early morning of January 3rd. Fortunately, the wind direction and strength changed to lessen the risk and our services were not required. However,…
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