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Callouts 2018

Monday, 17 December 2018 08:26

Haldon Forest callout for high risk female

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Callout 33/2018 - Haldon Forest 23:57 16th December 2018 We were called just before midnight on Sunday 16th December by Devon and Cornwall Police to help in the search for a 'high risk' vulnerable female who was believed to be in the Haldon Forest area on Haldon Hill just outside Exeter. Team vehicles had been organised and team volunteers were just beginning to arrive at the rendezvous when we were stood down as the misper had been found by Devon and Cornwall Police officers.
Monday, 10 December 2018 21:35

East Devon search for missing young person

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East Devon search for missing young person Callout 32/2018 - Newton Poppleford / Tipton St John. 18:43 10th December 2018 The team were called at 18:43 to search for a high risk juvenile missing person who had been missing since the early hours in the Tipton St John / Newton Poppleford area of East Devon. The misper was located by a search team en route to their search area at approximately 20:00. The young person was brought back to control, warmed up and assessed before being escorted home safe and well with their mother. A good outcome so close to…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 08:25

Search at Dartmouth following crash

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Search at Dartmouth following crash Callout 31/2018 - Dartmouth. 13:32 27th November 2018 CALLOUT: Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers were called out today at 1332 to search for a high risk missing male in the Dartmouth area, who may have been injured after a road accident. Teams deployed to search identified areas until stand down at 1714 with no sign of the individual we were looking for. Sometimes it’s all about using any assets available to us to best search an area. So thank you to Dartmouth Gold Club for lending some of our team members your golf buggies.…
Injured motorcyclist stranded in difficult to access location Callout 30/2018 - Manaton. 14:37 26th November 2018 The team were called at 1437 today to assist the South Western Ambulance Trust with the extraction of an injured motorcyclist from a difficult to access location. Whilst the team were en route a nearby forestry worker transported the casualty in their pickup truck to the ambulance and the team were stood down.
Teenage boys rescued wet and cold from south Dartmoor Callout 29/2018 - Redlake. 16:11 24th November 2018 At 16:11 today Dartmoor Search and Rescue were called out to rescue four teenage boys from near Red Lake Dartmoor. The boys all from the south east of England, had previously walked in the Surrey Hills and the New Forrest and came to Dartmoor looking for a challenge. 20km kilometres into a 30km walk they became lost, then darkness fell. The boys were lucky be on a part of Dartmoor where they could use their mobile phones. SARLOC technology was used by the…
Search for pensioner centred at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary Callout 28/2018 - Weston / Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth. 20:30 30th October 2018 The team were called last night by Devon & Cornwall Police to assist with a search for a male in his 70s who had gone missing earlier in the day giving cause for concern. The search was entered around the Donkey Sanctuary / Weston area to the East of Sidmouth, where the gentleman’s car was found and down to the coast. Multiple agencies were involved including Police officers, a Police National Air Service helicopter, Sidmouth Lifeboat, Beer Coastguard Rescue Team,…
Teenager sustains multiple injuries in fall at Chudleigh Rocks Callout 27/2018 - Chudleigh Rocks. 14:50 28th October 2018 The team were called out this afternoon as part of a joint rescue operation at Chudleigh Rocks. The alarm had been raised after a teenager had fallen from a substantial height at the rocks which is a popular location for climbers. Team members worked alongside Devon & Cornwall Police, BASICS Devon volunteer doctors and SW ambulance personnel to treat and evacuate the casualty to the waiting Devon Air Ambulance helicopter for transport to a hospital. One of our team volunteers on site…
Elderly male with dementia goes missing in Decoy Park Callout 26/2018 - Newton Abbot. 12:47 5th October 2018 Dartmoor Search and Rescue volunteers were called out early on Friday afternoon to search for a missing person with dementia who had gone missing in Decoy Park, Newton Abbot. Fortunately, the elderly gentleman was spotted by team members on their way to the rendezvous and was returned to his family. A good outcome for all concerned.
Walkers unprepared for rapid deterioration in Dartmoor weather Callout 25/2018 - Redlake. 08:46 11th September 2018 At 08:46 on Tuesday morning, the team received a request for help from 2 stranded walkers in the Redlake area of the south moor. A father and daughter had left for a camping trip on the Monday. Overnight the weather deteriorated with rain and both the visibility and the temperature dropping. Becoming cold and disorientated they called for help. We were in mobile phone contact with the walkers and managed to pinpoint their location using SAR-loc. Instructing them to stay where they were, we…
Missing ladies with dementia spark searches in Exeter and Paignton Callout 23/2018 - Exeter. 21:57 16th July 2018 Dartmoor Rescue were called out just before 10 pm last night to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with the search for an elderly lady with severe dementia missing in Exeter. She wandered out of her care centre and we were called to search the open grassy and parkland areas in the vicinity. On arrival, we received notification of possible sightings well outside of the planned search areas and a team was deployed into the Exwick area. After approx two hours the Police…
Railway focus for Kingskerswell missing person search Callout 22/2018 - KIngskerswell / Torquay. 17:30 11th July 2018 Dartmoor Search and Rescue were called at approx 17:30hrs to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in the search for a missing male in the Torquay/Kingskerswell area. With the assistance of Network Rail safety personnel, foot teams searched the embankments and farmland alongside the Torquay to Newton Abbot railway line. The teams were stood down at 22:30hrs as all relevant areas had been searched. The Police investigation is continuing. 
Cries for help cause alarm at Becka Brook Callout 20 and 21 / 2018 - 8th JULY 2018 It was a busy weekend for our team and dart2ZERO volunteers. After spending most of the weekend fundraising at the quite amazing Historic Vehicle Gathering at Powderham Castle, we had to leave early on Sunday to respond to a missing walker callout at 3:45 pm. Callout 20/2018 - Redlake, Dartmoor. 15:45 8th July 2018 The walker and their companion were camping in Dartmoor National Park for the weekend. Having run out of water on the Saturday, and not trusting the water quality…
Thursday, 28 June 2018 12:31

Search mounted for despondent female in Axminster

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Search mounted for despondent female in Axminster Callout 18 and 19 / 2018 - 24th - 27th June 2018 Standby - Axminster 00:19 25th June 2018 The team was called early on the 25th June by Devon & Cornwall Police to assist with a high-risk female despondent from the Axminster area. Following a conversation with the Police Lost Person Search Manager (LPSM) it was decided to put the team on standby pending the results of National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter and air scenting search dog deployments. The team was stood down approx 01:05 having received a message that the…
Monday, 11 June 2018 21:26

Lady breaks ankle on walk in Lustleigh Cleave

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Lady breaks ankle on walk in Lustleigh Cleave Callout 17 / 2018 - 19:01 11th June 2018 The team was called earlier this evening to assist the South Western Ambulance Trust with the evacuation of a lady with a suspected broken ankle. The lady had tripped injuring her ankle whilst walking with her husband in Lustleigh Cleave on a path just below Sharpitor. Unable to carry on the ambulance service were called who requested our help with the evacuation. At the time of the initial request from the ambulance service, the exact location of the lady was unknown other than…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 22:29

The beauty of Dartmoor catches out elderly couple

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The beauty of Dartmoor catches out elderly couple Callout 16 / 2018 - 17:47 6th June 2018 We were called this evening to assist the ambulance service with an elderly couple who were visiting Devon from out of county and had over-stretched themselves on a walk around the Avon Dam Reservoir. It was a beautiful day on Dartmoor and the couple had set out to see the display of Rhododendrons in bloom on the road to the Avon Dam Reservoir which are stunning at the moment. Those who love the moor as we do will understand she can be a…
Monday, 04 June 2018 09:01

Exeter teenager found by Police

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Exeter teenager found by Police Callout 15 / 2018 - 00:09 3rd June 2018 The team were called out at 0009 on Sunday 3rd June to search for a vulnerable missing person in the Heavitree area of Exeter. Shortly afterwards, the team were stood down whilst our volunteers were en route as the missing person was located by Devon and Cornwall Police. We hope the individual gets the care they need and get on the road to recovery.
Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:06

Cause for concern for missing Exeter teenager

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Cause for concern for missing Exeter teenager Callout 14 / 2018 - 02:58 26th May 2018 14 team members were called out shortly before 03:00 this morning to search for a missing 13-year-old in Exeter. We were fortunate to have the support of 7 colleagues from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and a search dog from SARDA. Several areas of park, farm and woodland were searched. The teams were completing final areas when the missing person was located outside our search area. A happy outcome and an early start to the holiday weekend for our volunteers.
Monday, 23 April 2018 12:53

Urban search in Paignton for missing male

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Urban search in Paignton for missing male Callout 13 / 2018 - 19:07 22nd April 2018 In the early evening of Sunday, Devon and Cornwall Police investigating the reported disappearance of a middle-aged male, requested the team to search areas in and around the Foxhole area of Paignton. Members were engaged in searches through parkland and woods in and around the area until they were stood down at 22:24. Further Police investigations had found the male was safe and well and outside our search area. 
Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:45

Mountain rescuers involved in search in Exeter

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Mountain rescuers involved in search in Exeter Callout 10 / 2018 - 18:31 14th March 2018 Photo: Devonlive The team were deployed searching open areas and watercourses in Exeter yesterday evening searching for a 50 year old vulnerable male. Working alongside colleagues from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service urban search and rescue team, the team were initially deployed to search areas of the River Exe in and around Cowley Bridge and along the Exe valley towards Uption Pyne. Following further intelligence gained by the Police we were relocated to the city…
Saturday, 03 March 2018 15:55

Haldon Hill snow major incident deployment

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Callouts 7, 8 and 9 of 2018. CALLOUT 07 / 2018 - 28th February - 3rd March 2018 'Storm Emma' and the 'Beast from the East' weather events caused a Met office Red Warning to be issued for a majority of the County of Devon and the southwest this week. As one of the agencies that form part of the Haldon Hill Emergency Snow Plan' along with the ful-time emergency services, Devon County Council and the Highways Agency, we were placed on heightened alert for the duration of the expected disruption. Following major incidents in 2009 and 2010 that caused…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:46

Body of missing male found in search

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Body of missing male found in search Callout 06 / 2018 - 12:24 15th February 2018 At lunchtime today our team, backed by our colleagues at North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, were called out to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with a missing person search at Longdown on the outskirts of Exeter. The missing male, a student at University of Exeter, was last seen in the early hours of Tuesday morning at an Exeter nightclub, and Police had become increasingly concerned as his disappearance was out of character. Around 3:30pm this afternoon, a team of our swift water rescue…
Monday, 29 January 2018 23:34

Vulnerable teenager goes missing near Exeter

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A vulnerable teenager goes missing near Exeter Callout 05 / 2018 - 23:02 29th January 2018 Devon and Cornwall Police requested assistance from the team in the search for a missing vulnerable teenager to the south east of Exeter. Shortly after the callout was issued and members were travelling to the rendezvous, the team was stood down as the teenager had been found by a Police dog.
Walkers rescued who become disorientated on Dartmoor Callout 04 / 2018 - 18:24 23rd January 2018 A team callout was raised at 18:24 after Devon and Cornwall Police had received a call from 2 adult walkers who had become disorientated on a walk in the Haytor area of Dartmoor. Members began arriving at the rendezvous at the Haytor Rocks top car park shortly afterwards and the first 3 to arrive were tasked to their suspected location which was either Holwell Tor or Smallacombe Rocks. The small team walked out towards Holwell Tor along the granite railway and soon saw the…
Lost poorly equipped lone walker found hypothermic on Dartmoor Callout 03 / 2018 - 02:55 23rd January 2018 Shortly before 03:00 this morning, the team was called out to search for a missing lone female walker on the south of Dartmoor. The walker had been out the day before and was believed to have been geocaching. She raised the alarm by calling the Police from her mobile around midnight, indicating she was lost wet and cold, who then asked us to respond. Unfortunately, our conversation with the woman in her 20's was cut short as her mobile phone battery went…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 13:16

Missing person found after social media appeal.

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Missing person found after social media appeal. Callout 02 / 2018 - 18:20 8th January 2018 Our team of volunteers were called out at 18:20 on the 8th January to search areas around Buckfastleigh, including the deployment of our water team specialists to search the River Dart to the south of Buckfastleigh. Teams were deployed along various stretches of the River Dart starting from the Salmon Leap weir near the Dart Bridge pub south towards Totnes, and in the Staverton area. All team personnel were stood down around 23:00 after completing our search taskings with no further sight of the…
Biggest search in recent years centres around Ivybridge Callout 01 / 2018 - 08:00 6th January 2018 We've been part of one of the biggest searches conducted in recent years all day today looking for a missing male from Ivybridge. Multiple agencies were involved including: - Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton,- Devon & Cornwall Police, - Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) dogs, - Devon and Cornwall Police dogs- Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service dogs- Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Plymouth, - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, - National Police Air Service helicopter from Exeter, …
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