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Callouts 2016

Sunday, 26 June 2016 08:37

Dartmoor Classic followed by search for elderly man

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Dartmoor Classic followed by search for elderly man

Over the 25th / 26th June our team members and dart2ZERO volunteers were heavily involved with the Dartmoor Classic Cycle Sportive event which attracts 4,000 cyclists each year to tackle routes over Dartmoor. We fundraise, hand out cake to participants and provide our Control vehicle and team members to assist the organisers with the event Silver Control.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton Incident Control Vehicle DART02 with Devon and Cornwall Police vehicles on a team callout

Just after we announced the winner of our Prize draw on Sunday and were preparing to return home to our families and a well-earned beer, we received a call from the Police to search for a missing elderly gentleman with Alzheimer's who had gone missing earlier in the day in the Newton Abbot area.

We redeployed to the Passage House Hotel car park from Newton Abbot Racecourse to begin our search. However, shortly afterward the gentleman was found in Kingsteignton and we were stood down. Now, what about that beer ……

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