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Monday, 10 August 2020 14:19

Injured female - Dart Valley

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Callout 35/2020 - Dart Valley - New Bridge, 15:37 9th August 2020 Dartmoor Search & Rescue Ashburton were deployed by Devon & Cornwall Police to an injured walker along the River Dart. A family of four had been walking along the river and crossed over to Long Island Ford where a female slipped between rocks and sustained a lower leg injury. Team casualty carers treated the female at the riverside and was stretchered off the island to a nearby vehicle who transported the female back to Newbridge car park to an awaiting ambulance. We wish the lady a speedy recovery…
Monday, 10 August 2020 14:18

Injured walker - Dart valley

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Callout 34/2020 - Dart valley - Beltor corner, 17:40 7th August 2020 A woman with a lower leg injury on the Dart below Bel Tor. Call was received at 17:30 (just after most of us had showered from the last call out) team stood down at 21:00 after handing the patient over to SWAST at the Bel tor car park. An exhausting stretcher haul up the Simonslake path, plenty of gorse scratches to go around. 18 team members attended.
Monday, 10 August 2020 14:16

Fallen climber at Chudleigh rocks

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Callout 33/2020 - Chudleigh Rocks, 11:43 7th August 2020 At around 11am on Friday 7th August, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton were contacted by the police. Our assistance was requested to secure, stabilise and recover a person who had fallen whilst rockclimbing at Chudleigh rocks in South Devon. The team deployed three vehicles and 17 team members. Our team doctor, along with BASICS Doctors and paramedics from HART & air ambulance stabilised the casualty whilst the team conducted a technical rescue over vertical and overhanging rocks. Team members then carried the stretcher through woodland to an air ambulance landing…
Friday, 07 August 2020 09:55

2 lost females at Avon Dam

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Callout 32/2020 - Avon reservoir, 15:06 5th August 2020 At approximately 14:56, team SM, was contacted to assist with locating two female walkers near Avon Dam. One walker 70yr old, had fallen and had possible lower leg injury. The team were called out at 15:06, to RV, at Avon Dam. Two teams with a stretcher were then sent to assist D&C Police, who were already making their way to the casualties. Both casualties were safely evacuated from the moor. The elderly lady was treated by SWAST at Shipley Bridge car park. Weather conditions were not good and again proves that…
Friday, 07 August 2020 09:32

A busy week

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Callout 27/2020 - Bradninch, 18:00 23rd July 2020 Callout 28/2020 - Bradninch, 18:00 24th July 2020 Callout 30/2020 - Bradninch, 10:30 25rd July 2020 The team were called to assist in a multi-agency search for believed missing despondent from Bradninch. No signs were found that evening, and Exmoor teams took over the search with Ashburton and Okehampton teams planned to return over the weekend. Callout 29/2020 - Haytor, 16:010 24th July 2020 Third callout of the week to assist SWAST for a collapsed unwell casualty North of Haytor and east of Smallacombe. However the air ambulance was also involved and…
Monday, 20 July 2020 17:26

Injured walker - Haytor

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Callout 26/2020 - Haytor, 14:03 20th July 2020 At approximately 13:52, the duty search manager for DSRT Ashburton was contacted by South West Ambulance Service, to help locate a lady with lower leg injury. At 14:03 a full team call out was initiated to look for the lady in the area of Haytor. On arrival at Haytor car park information given by SWAST showed the missing lady was somewhere between Haytor Rocks and Smallacombe rock. A hasty team of 2 were sent ahead whilst we waited for the control vehicle and other members to arrive. At approximately 14:50hrs, the hasty…
Monday, 13 July 2020 17:39

Missing elderly lady in Newton Abbot

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Callout 25/2020 - Newton Abbot, 10:45 11th July 2020 On Saturday morning the teams SM’s were contacted by D&C Police, to assist in a search for a missing elderly lady in Newton Abbot. The duty SM and team leader met with D& C Police to discuss how best to assist. Having put members of DSRT Ashburton on stand by it was agreed that a limited number of members would be required and the remaining team members were stood down. Shortly after searching a small area near the river Teign, the lady was found safe and well. This was again another…
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 20:33

High risk missing person - Chudleigh

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Callout 24/2020 - Finlake nr Chudleigh, 09:51 8th July 2020 Dartmoor Search & Rescue Ashburton were deployed by Devon & Cornwall Police to assist in the search of male in the area of Chudleigh. This was a multi agency search with several police officers, including the police drone team, police search dogs, along with Maritime & Coastguard Agency helicopter. Several team members deployed to defined search areas on foot to commence their searches. Our sister team Dartmoor Search & Rescue Plymouth were later called out to assist in the search, however a member of public contacted police with information which…
Thursday, 02 July 2020 11:26

Walkers in trouble near Avon Dam

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Callout 23/2020 - Avon dam/Shipley Bridge, 18:35 1st July 2020 At approximately 18:35 the teams Search Managers were contacted by Devon & Cornwall Police, to say two females and a dog were stuck in rocks in a steep valley North of Avon Dam. At 18:50, a full team call out was initiated, this led to our regular Wednesday night training being cancelled and the team instantly switching from a training mode, to a full scale search and rescue incident. Team members were dispatched to a known location and the two casualties were found very quickly. Luckily they were not in…
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 16:05

Missing person - Woodland Nr. Ashburton

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Callout 22/2020 - Woodland Nr. Ashburton, 17:50 23rd June 2020 At approximately 17:50 hrs, DSRT Ashburton was called out to look for an 83 yr old high risk male in the hamlet of Woodland, near Ashburton. A team of 6 members was dispatched along with a search dog team from D&C Police to an area of wooded copse. It was during the search of the copse that the missing person was found. A second stretcher team was also dispatched to assist. The casualty was stabilised and treated at the scene by a team doctor. He was then taken to Torbay…
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