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    • Talking to BBC Radio Devon about the team’s 40 years saving lives
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      Talking to BBC Radio Devon about the team’s 40 years saving lives Ramblings of a Mountain Rescue Team. Hill Party Leader Steve Jones and Fundraising Officer Al Pewsey talk to BBC Radio Devon’s Shep on the past 40 years and what’s ahead for the next 40 years. Click on the green play button to play the clip (duration 10:31). You can also open the clip in the Vocaroo application allowing you to scroll through the clip rather than having to listen to it all. Just click on ‘Vocaroo’ If the embedded application doesn’t appear then you can hear the interview via the following link CLICK HERE Order your copy of our 40th anniversary…
      Written on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:08 in Press Articles
    • Missing 16 year old enters the River Dart
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      Missing 16 year old enters the River Dart The team were called around 22:00 on Friday 5th August to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in looking for a 16 year old male reportedly entering the River Dart having shed all his clothing. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers were tasked to search the Staverton branch-line and various land based areas, whilst the MCA & RNLI focused on the water environments.  Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service decided to wait for daylight to put boats in the water following their risk assessment, departing around 1am following searches earlier that evening.  MCA personnel continued riverbank searches alongside the Police Dive…
      Written on Saturday, 06 August 2016 11:04 in Press Articles
    • Difficult helicopter winch from Dart Valley
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      Difficult helicopter winch from Dart Valley A full team callout was issued at 18:10 on Friday 8th July to assist the SW Ambulance Service with the recovery of a walker who had slipped and fallen 20m on to rocks in the Upper Dart Valley. Team members walked from the Newbridge car park with the necessary equipment into the casualty site on river left near Bellpool Island to assist paramedics who were on site. The lady had sustained multiple injuries in the fall and was lying on rocks close to the river edge. It was quickly determined that assistance would be required from Rescue 924, the Maritime and Coastguard…
      Written on Saturday, 09 July 2016 11:10 in Press Articles
    • Extraction of unconscious teenager
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      Extraction of unconscious teenager Early this morning the team were called out to New Waste near Cornwood to assist our colleagues at DSRT Plymouth to search for a Duke of Edinburgh award team. The D of E team had called the ambulance service and reported that one of their members was unconscious. The team were located by helicopter and all members were air-lifted off the moor and our volunteers were stood down. Press articles Plymouth Herald: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/teens-airlifted-off-south-dartmoor-after-one-falls-unconscious/story-29408297-detail/story.html
      Written on Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:23 in Press Articles
    • Headline sponsors announced for annual Templer Way Challenge
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      Headline sponsors announced for annual Templer Way Challenge Registration for the 2016 Templer Way Challenge is now OPEN. Register at http://dsrtashburton.org.uk/templerway A BOVEY TRACEY firm has delighted members of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton by becoming headline sponsors for the charity’s 2016 Templer Way Challenge. The deal could result in as much as £5,000 from Plastic Surgeon Fine Finishers with management pledging to match funds raised by staff who undertake the 18-mile sponsored walk on sunday April 24. That amount could make serious inroads into the £20,000 it takes to keep the lifesaving volunteers able to respond to the 35 or so shouts they receive each year. Last Christmas their…
      Written on Friday, 26 February 2016 11:24 in Press Articles
    • Weather catches out Two Moors Way Walkers
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      Weather catches out Two Moors Way Walkers On Tuesday afternoon our duty search manager was contacted by the police who had concerns for two walkers who had dialled 999 after getting disorientated and cold in horrendous weather on the south moor. The pair of walkers had set off from Ivybridge in the morning heading towards their accommodation in Scorriton, as they left the Two Moors Way to join the Abbots Way the weather closed in and they became lost. After making contact with the walkers our search manager was able to determine their location and initiated a limited team callout. Shortly after 1430 four team members in two…
      Written on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:26 in Press Articles
    • Walker gets himself into difficulty with no map, compass, torch or whistle.
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      Walker gets himself into difficulty with no map, compass, torch or whistle. The team were called at 19:04 this evening by Devon and Cornwall Police to search for a lost walker in the Pupers Hill area of South Dartmoor. A rapid response from our volunteers meant we had teams out on the moor by 19:40 and the casualty was found safe and well by our volunteers at 20:10. The individual had left his car at Ludgate for a walk on the moor at 4pm this afternoon. Unfortunately he had no map or compass and as visibility and daylight soon deteriorated, he soon became lost and disorientated. He also had no whistle or…
      Written on Monday, 18 January 2016 11:28 in Press Articles
    • Team volunteers home from devastating floods
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      Team volunteers home from devastating floods We are very pleased to say that Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers alongside those from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team – Tavistock, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team – Plymouth and Exmoor Search & Rescue Team have been stood down, debriefed and are on their way back to Devon tonight. Dave Underhill, an Ashburton team search manager deployed to York said “We have been given such a warm welcome by the people of York and we have been deeply touched by their generosity towards us. We hope that our deployment has been of help to the…
      Written on Tuesday, 29 December 2015 11:32 in Press Articles

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