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Callouts 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012 11:48

Callout – Challacombe Cross

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RTC on Dartmoor causes concern due to missing driver We were called out at 0245 today 24th Dec to search for a missing person after Police received reports of a road traffic collision in Dartmoor National Park near Challacombe Cross (between Moretonhampstead and the Warren House Inn), but were unable to locate the driver. Team members were arriving at the rendezvous car park and discussing search plans when one of our volunteers spotted a lone walker walking along the road. A short conversation revealed he was the person we were looking for and he was handed over to the Police.
Saturday, 03 November 2012 11:51

Walker sustains lower leg injury at Norsworthy

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Callout 3 Nov 2012 – Norsworthy/Down Tor Members from Ashburton joined colleagues in DSRT Tavistock and DSRT Plymouth on a callout to Down Tor on early on Saturday evening the 3rd November. The callout during the Group Training Weekend was raised when a male walker sustained a lower leg injury whilst out walking around Down Tor. He was being attended by a paramedic from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust who needed assistance from Dartmoor Rescue to evacuate the casualty about a 1Km to the waiting ambulance at Norsworthy Bridge. A tricky stretcher carry on slippery and in places, muddy…
Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:01

Callout: Lost jogger at Spurrels Cross

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Callout: Lost jogger at Spurrels Cross The team were called out on the 4th October to pick up a very cold and lost jogger at around 10pm near Spurrels Cross. He was located using an app called SARloc that pinpointed him using the GPS functionality on his mobile. He was very happy to see a small band of Police & Dartmoor Rescue team members
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 13:06

Extended search for missing person at Widecombe Fair

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Extended search for missing person at Widecombe Fair The team were called at 17:54 to search for a 67-year-old male who had gone missing around midday at the famous Widecombe Fair. The man had become separated from his wife earlier in the day and despite searches by Police Officers and the Police helicopter, there was no trace of the individual Dartmoor Rescue Ashburton volunteers were deployed and began searching the area in and around Widecombe. Shortly after our deployment, the man was located at his home in the South Hams and we were stood down.
Saturday, 08 September 2012 13:08

Callout for missing person in Totnes

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Callout for missing person in Totnes The team were called out at 11:20 to assist Police with a search for a missing male in Totnes on Saturday, searching woodland around the area. We managed to turn out around 15 from the team plus cover the Moor 2 Sea cycle race at Ashburton. The team searched throughout the day and were stood down at 18:57
Saturday, 25 August 2012 13:11

Injury at Spitchwick

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Injury at Spitchwick Called out at 11.30am to pick up an injured male at Spitchwick. Stood down at 11.45am as he had been evacuated by helicopter.
Monday, 20 August 2012 13:12

A slip causes broken ankle at Haytor

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A slip causes broken ankle at Haytor We assisted the land ambulance crew in the evacuation to the hospital of a 70-year-old female who had slipped and sustained a suspected broken ankle whilst out walking around Haytor.
Search for elderly lady missing in Cockington Torquay Devon and Cornwall Police were alerted when carers called on Mrs Street at about 6pm. The last possible sighting of Mrs Street was around 1.30-1.45pm in the Occombe Farm shop at Preston. A Police spokesman said “We are treating Mrs Street as high risk due to medical conditions and have had officers supported by the Police helicopter, Coastguard and Dartmoor Rescue Group involved in the search.” Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton searched overnight with help from the Plymouth team as well as a SARDA SW search dog. UPDATE: 13th Aug 2012 14:55…
Friday, 10 August 2012 13:16

Tomb stoning injury at Spitchwick

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Tomb stoning injury at Spitchwick Callout to Deeper Marsh Spitchwick as a male had injured himself whilst ‘tomb-stoning’. The male was airlifted to hospital with an ankle injury.
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:18

Berkshire teenager rescued from Shipley Bridge

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Berkshire teenager rescued from Shipley Bridge The team were called at 16:24 to rescue a teenage female casualty from Berkshire who had injured her leg around Ryder’s Rock’s near Shipley Bridge. The girl, who was on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition, suffered serious leg injuries in an accident at Shipley Bridge, near South Brent, and was evacuated to hospital. We wish her a speedy recovery
Friday, 03 August 2012 13:19

Scouts reported missing on Dartmoor

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Scouts reported missing on Dartmoor The team were put on alert at 07:56am then called out at 10:05am to assist the Plymouth team in searching for a group of Scouts who had gone missing. Scouts were found safe and well in the Peat Cot area and our team were stood down at 11:02am
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:21

Male with head injury evacuated from Spitchwick

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Male with head injury evacuated from Spitchwick Callout to Spitchwick to assist South West Ambulance Trust with evacuation of a male with a head injury
Evacuation of unconscious casualty from Sittaford Moorgate Callout Team called to assist the North Dartmoor team with an unconscious casualty at Sittaford Moor Gate. The Devon Air ambulance evacuated and the team were stood down.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 13:25

Walker with ankle injury rescued from Redlake

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Walker with ankle injury rescued from Redlake The team were called out today to evacuate a female walker with an ankle injury from Redlake on the south of Dartmoor National Park. The team Land Rover was able to reach the walker and evacuate her safely.
Saturday, 07 July 2012 13:33

Flood water causes evacuation in Yealmpton

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Flood water causes evacuation in Yealmpton Callout – Team called out to assist with the evacuation of residents at Yealmpton due to high levels of floodwater. Following this initial callout we received a second call to Exeter where it was reported that somebody had fallen in the River Exe. Despite extensive searching that included the find of some clothing that may or may not have been linked, the team was stood down in the late afternoon with no further information forthcoming. It was suspected that the person in the water could have been mistaken as river debris such as a…
Saturday, 07 July 2012 13:26

Report of person in difficulty in the River Exe

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Report of person in difficulty in the River Exe Callout. Team called out to assist with search around Exeter Quay following reports of somebody being spotted in difficulty in the River Exe. Team search banks for 4 hours, and were stood down around 3PM. Call, although with good intention, was probably a false alarm with no persons reported missing or found.
Saturday, 30 June 2012 13:35

Female walker injures ankle near Haytor

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Female walker injures ankle near Haytor The team were called out today to evacuate a female walker with an ankle injury from Haytor.
Saturday, 05 May 2012 13:39

Climber injured in fall from Houndtor

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Climber injured in fall from Houndtor The team was called out today to assist the Air Ambulance in the evacuation of a male climber who had fallen from the tor and sustained multiple serious injuries. The casualty was evacuated to the Devon Air Ambulance by our team members and airlifted to hospital. We hope he makes a speedy recovery.
Monday, 16 April 2012 13:45

Missing despondent in Exeter

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Missing despondent in Exeter The team were called out today to search for a female despondent in Exeter
Friday, 13 April 2012 13:46

Missing despondent Totnes

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Missing despondent Totnes The team were called out to search for a missing female despondent.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 13:47

Missing walker overdue at Postbridge

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Missing walker overdue at Postbridge The team were called out today to search for a missing male walker.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 13:49

Overdue horse riders in Hembury Woods cause concern

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Overdue horse riders in Hembury Woods cause concern Two young female horse-riders overdue in the Hembury Woods area. Found by Police with assistance from the our volunteers.
Thursday, 16 February 2012 13:50

Despondent reported in River Ash

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Despondent reported in River Ash Female despondent reported in the River Ash; evacuated by the Fire Service before team deployed. Stood down en route.
Saturday, 11 February 2012 13:52

40 year old walker lost near Haytor

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40 year old walker lost near Haytor Callout 40yr old female walker lost in the Haytor area of Dartmoor National Park. The casualty was evacuated by Ambulance before team deployed.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:53

Search finds missing person in sea at Salcombe

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Search finds missing person in sea at Salcombe Call out for a high risk missing person in the Salcombe area. We joined forces with the Plymouth Team and despite numerous hours of searching into the night we were unsuccessful in locating the person. Sadly he was found the following day in the sea. Our condolences go to his relatives.
Friday, 20 January 2012 13:53

Body found following search in Churston Ferrers

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Body found following search in Churston Ferrers Search for a high risk missing person in Churston Ferrers. After an extensive and lengthy overnight search we were stood down. Plymouth and Tavistock teams resumed the search over the weekend. Unfortunately a body was found by Police in Brixham on the Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, 07 January 2012 13:54

Overdue kayakers cause concern on River Dart

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Overdue kayakers cause concern on River Dart The team were called out this evening to search for a group of overdue canoeists. Fortunately the canoeists were located before the team were deployed in the search area.
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