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Callouts 2014

Sunday, 14 September 2014 09:32

Search for missing male in Teign Valley

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Search for missing male in Teign Valley

At 12:02 pm on Sunday 14th September a full team callout was issued to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in a search for a missing male in the Teign Valley. The male was considered high risk and the Police were concerned for his welfare.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton team members involved in the Teign Valley search

Working alongside the Police LPSM (Lost Person Search Manager) our Search Manager deployed our teams to search woodland areas around his home, whilst the Police helicopter was deployed to search areas of open ground. A team spokesman said “These searches are tough as the terrain is frequently steep and unpredictable and covered in thick bramble and undergrowth making it difficult to cover the ground thoroughly”.

Our volunteers searched until daylight faded around 20:00 when the team was stood down with no further sign of where the male may be.

UPDATE Monday 15th September

The missing man was found safe and well in Exeter. Just after 12 midday.

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