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Callouts 2019

Monday, 08 July 2019 07:38

Search finds body at Watcombe

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Callout 15/2019 - Seale Hayne area, Newton Abbott, 11:22 22nd May 2019 The team were called to assist with a search for a 'high risk working age male' near Seale Hayne just outside Newton Abbot. Fortunately, as team members were arriving at the RV, the male was found alive, safe and well and we were stood down shortly afterwards. Callout 14/2019 - Watcombe Beach, Torquay, 08:49 22nd May 2019 The team were called out by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in an on-going search for a missing male in the Watcombe area. This multi-agency search involved the National Police…
Friday, 26 April 2019 12:00

Vulnerable woman search in Decoy Country Park

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Callout 12/2019 -  Decoy Country Park, Newton Abbot,  02:20 26th April 2019 The team has been searching throughout the night for a vulnerable lady reported missing giving concern for her welfare in Newton Abbot. Park and woodland around Decoy Country Park was searched by our volunteers alongside Police Officers, Police search dog handlers and the Police helicopter. Our volunteers were stood down shortly after 6am following a report that the lady had attended a local hospital. We hope she gets the care she needs. Now it's time for a quick kip before heading off to work. Press report:
Callout 11/2019 -  Ryders Hill,  13:54 24th April 2019 Fire crews and volunteers are tackling 12 separate blazes across seven miles of south Dartmoor. Photo credit: Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. BBC News article: 7 team members were called to act as drivers and navigators for fire service personnel when another blaze was reported on Ryder’s Hill. After being stood to for several hours it became apparent that the newly reported blaze must have been a misreported sighting of the earlier fire. Team members and vehicles now heading for home.    
Thursday, 28 March 2019 16:27

Missing person vehicle found on Mardon Down.

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Callout 10/2019 -  Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead 10:15 28th March 2019 A vulnerable male known to have attempted to take his own life in the past was reported missing on the 27th. His car was located parked on Mardon Down between Moretonhampstead and Clifford Bridge and a potential sighting of the individual around 2pm yesterday was enough for a request for search assistance to be issued by Devon and Cornwall Police.  Our sister Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team at Okehampton searched the area overnight and were stood down in the early hours. During the morning the Police requested our assistance to…
Callout 09/2019 -  Primley Woods, Paignton 17:08 26th March 2019 The team was called to assist in a search for a suicidal male in the Primley Woods area of Paignton. Shortly after the arrival at the RV the male was located outside our intended search area Callout 08/2019 -  Harefoot Cross, Holwell Down 14:17 24th March 2019 The team were called at 1417 on Sunday 24th March to assist a woman reporting that she was stuck in a bog in the Haytor area. A team deployed from our Templer Way Challenge fundraising event that was taking palce at the time,…
Sunday, 24 February 2019 10:52

Camper sustains a head injury.

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Callout 05/2019 - Harford Moorgate, 01:27 24th February 2019 Our team of volunteers had an early start this morning with a callout at 01:27 to locate and evacuate a camper with a head injury from Piles Copse near Harford Moor Gate. A small group of campers spending the evening at Piles Copse had some unplanned excitement when one of the group sustained a head injury. in response to the group calling the ambulance service to report the incident, a team of paramedics, Police officers  and DSRT Ashburton team volunteers were dispatched to the RV at Harford Moor Gate on the moor to the…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:15

Stood down on route to Penn Inn Newton Abbot

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Callout 04/2019 - Penn Inn, Newton Abbot 20:44 12th February 2019 Tuesday evening and the team were called to assist in the search for a middle aged male missing in the Penn Inn area of Newton Abbot. Fortunately as our volunteers, including our water rescue sepcialists, were on their way to the RV to begin the search, the missing person was located and the team were stood down. Callout 06/2019 - Westpoint, Exeter 00:33 1st March 2019 The team were called at 0033 to assist in the search for a missing 27 year old terminally ill male who had become…
Friday, 01 February 2019 10:47

Snow causes 'heavy-metal Jenga' on Haldon Hill.

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Callout 03/2019 - Haldon Hill, various locations 14:19 31st January 2019 As part of our role in the multi-agency response to snow events on Haldon Hill just outside Exeter, the team responded in preparation for an expected snow event. Bad weather (snow) was expected to hit Haldon Hill between 15:00 and 18:00 on the 31st January. Team search managers were involved with various briefings with the emergency services and Devon County Council emergency planners earlier in the week and placed the team on standby from midday on the 31st. All agencies prime objective was to keep members of the public and their…
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 11:43

Two callouts to start 2019

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Callout 01/2019 - Holwell Tor 17:31 1st January 2019 First callout off the New Year this evening. The team were mobilised following reports of 2 individuals stuck on Holwell Tor unable to descend. Our volunteers were sent to assist. In the meantime the individuals managed to get themselves down but became disorientated in the dark and mist trying to get back to the Houndtor car park. We located and picked them up on the granite railway and following a quick check up from a team Doctor to make sure they were ok, returned them to their car. Callout 02/2019 -…