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Saturday, 27 February 2021 10:53

Evacuation assistance

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Callout 7/2021 - Exeter 06:00 27th February 2021 At 7pm on Friday evening we received a request to join various local resilience forum discussions which continued late into Friday night. The conclusion was that 36 members of the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Ashburton team and a similar number of colleagues from DSRT Okehampton joined Coast Guard, Devon Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, Devon 4x4 response and REACT volunteers to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with evacuating over 2500 thousand properties in the Exeter area due to the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb. The team were deployed for…
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:12

Lost walkers

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Callout 6/2021 - Shipley Bridge 15:20 14th February 2021 This afternoon the team were contacted by Devon & Cornwall Police, who had received a report from two female walkers that had become cold and frightened whilst on a walk from Ivybridge to Buckfastleigh. Team members were deployed from Shipley Bridge and Lud Gate (near Buckfastleigh) to a known position gained from the walkers mobile phones. Once located they were checked over by a team Dr and escorted by team members back to our control point to be collected by a relative. Whilst every team member is happy to volunteer their…
Saturday, 06 February 2021 18:41

Missing person

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Callout 5/2021 - Bovey Tracey 06:50 6th February 2021 The team were contacted at 06:50hrs this morning by Devon & Cornwall Police to respond to a missing person from the Kingsteignton area. Initial information led the police to request us to search locations in the Bovey Tracey area. Shortly after 10:00hrs a member of the public reported seeing a person matching the missing persons description in the area of Heathfield, Newton Abbot. Two team Land Rovers took team doctors and other personnel to the location where the missing person was assessed medically and handed over to South Western Ambulance Service…
Friday, 29 January 2021 14:20

Missing person - Honiton

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Callout 4/2021 - Honiton 01:50 28th January 2021 The team were called out during the early hours of Thursday morning to search for a missing person. Subsequently we have been part of an ongoing multi agency search in the Honiton area over the last 36 hours involving search & rescue teams from across the county, as well as DSFRS and of course Devon & Cornwall Police. During that time 35 team members from Ashburton have been out searching across three separate shifts. Woodland, farmland, rivers, paths and bridleways have all been searched with no further sighting of the missing person.…
Thursday, 28 January 2021 14:43

Snow plan standby and overturned gritter

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Callout 2/2021 - Holne 04:00 24th January 2021 Last night the team were placed on standby due to the snow and freezing conditions, with 10 team members & 2 drivers from Devon 4x4 response on standby from 2330hrs spending a very cold night at our rescue centre. Thankfully traffic was very light and we had no major incidents for most of the night . At around 4am we were tasked to investigate a report that a gritter had overturned & that contact with the driver had been lost. The team deployed in 3 land rovers to facilitate social distancing. On…
Sunday, 03 January 2021 10:03

Overdue camper - Hound Tor

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Callout 1/2021 - Hound Tor 00:15 3rd January 2021 Dartmoor Search & Rescue Ashburton were deployed to locate an overdue camper near Hound Tor - more details to follow...
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