We were called out at 0245 today 24th Dec to search for a missing person after Police received reports of a road traffic collision on Dartmoor near Challacombe Cross (between Moretonhampstead and the Warren House Inn), but were unable to locate the driver.
Callout 3 Nov 2012 – Norsworthy/Down Tor Members from Ashburton joined colleagues in DSRT Tavistock and DSRT Plymouth on a callout to Down Tor on early on Saturday evening the 3rd November. The callout during the Group Training Weekend was raised when a male walker sustained a lower leg injury whilst out walking around Down Tor. He was being attended by a paramedic from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust who needed assistance from Dartmoor Rescue to evacuate the casualty about a 1Km to the waiting ambulance at Norsworthy Bridge. A tricky stretcher carry on slippery and in places muddy…
The team were called out on the 4th October to pick up a very cold and lost jogger at around 10pm near Spurrels Cross. He was located using an app that pinpointed him using the GPS functionality on his mobile. He was very happy to see a small band of Police & Team members
The team were called at 17:54 to search for a missing 67 year old male who had gone missing around midday at the famous Widecombe Fair. Team members were deployed and had began searching. Shortly afterwards the man was located at his home.
The team were called out at 11:20 to assist Police with a search for a missing male in Totnes on Saturday, searching woodland around the area. We managed to turn out around 15 from the team plus cover the Moor 2 Sea cycle race at Ashburton. The team searched throughout the day and were stood down at 18:57
The Police were alerted when carers called on Mrs Street at about 6pm. The last possible sighting of Mrs Street was around 1.30-1.45pm in the Occombe Farm shop at Preston. A Police spokesman said “We are treating Mrs Street as high risk due to medical conditions and have had officers supported by the Police helicopter, Coastguard and Dartmoor Rescue Group involved in the search.” The team searched o/night with help from the Plymouth team as well as a SARDA SW search dog. UPDATE: 13th Aug 2012 14:55 from DC Police. Margaret Street has been found safe and well just after…
The team were called at 16:24 to rescue a teenage female casualty from Berkshire who had injured her leg around Ryder’s Rock’s near Shipley Bridge. The girl, who was on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition, suffered serious leg injuries in an accident at Shipley Bridge, near South Brent.
The team were put on alert at 07:56am then called out at 10:05am to assist the Plymouth team in searching for a group of Scouts who had gone missing. Scouts were found safe and well and team stood down at 11:02am This is South Devon report. http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Helicopter-search-Scouts-missing-Dartmoor/story-16643177-detail/story.html http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/Scouts-overnight-search-Dartmoor/story-16643707-detail/story.html
Callout. Team called out to assist with search around Exeter Quay following reports of somebody being spotted in difficulty in the water. Team search banks for 4 hours, and were stood down around 3PM. Call, although with good intention, was probably a false alarm with no persons reported missing or found. The below link is to photographs from the day that are on the team pages on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=440634395970353&id=249961447544
The team was called out today to assist the SIr Ambulance in evacuation of a male climber who had fallen from the tor and sustained multiple serious injuries. The casualty was evacuated to the Air Ambulance and airlifted to hospital
Call out for a high risk missing person in the Salcombe area. We joined forces with the Plymouth Team and despite numerous hours of searching into the night we were unsuccessful in locating the person. Sadly he was found the following day in the sea. Our condolences go to his relatives.
Search for a high risk missing person in Churston Ferrers. After an extensive and lengthy overnight search we were stood down. Plymouth and Tavistock teams resumed the search over the weekend. Unfortunately a body was found by Police in Brixham on the Sunday afternoon.