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Callouts 2009 - 14

Thursday, 31 December 2009 14:29

Incidents attended in 2009 by volunteers

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Callout data 2009

We are in the process of loading our callout data for previous years to when our new website went live in 2012.

Below is the callout summary data for January – July 2009. This is an ongoing project

  • Saturday 10th January  Newton Abbot

Attendance at this incident was to help locate a despondent male.  The team were deployed but did not locate the individual.  He was found the following week by Police in an area outside of that which we had been asked to search.  Regrettably he was deceased when found.

  • Tuesday 20th January  Hennock 

Attendance at this incident was to help locate a despondent female. She was located by Police in the vicinity of her home.  The team were not deployed.

  • Thursday 5th February  Haldon Hill 

Attendance at this incident was requested by the Police to assist stranded motorists on the A38 at Haldon Hill.  Sudden heavy snowfall had rendered the road impassable.  The Team were engaged all night.

  • Monday 9th March  Newton St Cyres 

The Team were called by Okehampton Section to assist in locating a missing male with a heart condition.  All Teams failed to locate the individual who was found the following day by the Police deceased.

  • Wednesday 29 April  Cold East Cross 

Missing person was an adult male known to the Team.  The Team was stood down at approx. 04:00hrs having failed to locate the misper.  He was found by the Police the following morning in the Dartmeet area.

  • Friday 1 May  Princetown 

Missing person was an adult female.  The Team was not deployed as the misper presented herself at a local farm.  One member was engaged in the search helped by the fact he lived at the RV location.

  • Friday 8 May   Torquay 

Missing person was a 7 year-old boy.  The Team were deployed and the misper was located by the first team on the ground within 15 minutes.

  • Saturday/Sunday 9/10 May  Eggesford 

Missing person was a 17 year-old boy with learning difficulties and a mental-age of 4.  After extensive searches involving other MR teams and the Police the misper was sighted by team members and using Police helicopter resources was recovered safe and well.

  • Saturday 30 May   Axminster 

Missing person was located by the Police.  Team stood down was en-route to location.

  • Saturday 11 July  Shipley Bridge 

Missing persons were a group of 5 girls on a Duke of Edinburgh exercise.  The Team were deployed at approx. 23:20 after Plymouth and Tavistock Sections had been searching during the earlier part of the day.  The girls were located safe and well in their tents in the vicinity of Red Lake by a Tavistock hasty team. 

Saturday, 07 January 2012 13:54

Overdue kayakers cause concern on River Dart

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Overdue kayakers cause concern on River Dart

The team were called out this evening to search for a group of overdue canoeists. Fortunately the canoeists were located before the team were deployed in the search area.

Friday, 20 January 2012 13:53

Body found following search in Churston Ferrers

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Body found following search in Churston Ferrers

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.

Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:53

Search finds missing person in sea at Salcombe

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Search finds missing person in sea at Salcombe

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.

Saturday, 11 February 2012 13:52

40 year old walker lost near Haytor

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40 year old walker lost near Haytor

Callout 40yr old female walker lost in the Haytor area of Dartmoor National Park. The casualty was evacuated by Ambulance before team deployed.

Thursday, 16 February 2012 13:50

Despondent reported in River Ash

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Despondent reported in River Ash

Female despondent reported in the River Ash; evacuated by the Fire Service before team deployed. Stood down en route.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 13:49

Overdue horse riders in Hembury Woods cause concern

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Overdue horse riders in Hembury Woods cause concern

Two young female horse-riders overdue in the Hembury Woods area. Found by Police with assistance from the our volunteers.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 13:47

Missing walker overdue at Postbridge

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Missing walker overdue at Postbridge

The team were called out today to search for a missing male walker.

Friday, 13 April 2012 13:46

Missing despondent Totnes

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Missing despondent Totnes

The team were called out to search for a missing female despondent.

Monday, 16 April 2012 13:45

Missing despondent in Exeter

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Missing despondent in Exeter

The team were called out today to search for a female despondent in Exeter

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