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Callouts 2017

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:21

Vulnerable man airlifted to hospital from Dartington

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Vulnerable man airlifted to hospital from Dartington

CALLOUT 27 / 2017 - 12:55  4TH OCTOBER 2017

Shortly after midday today, the team responded to a request by Devon and Cornwall Police to search for a vulnerable missing person in the Totnes area.

Police helicopter on site ready to collect a casualty from Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton

Our volunteers were deployed from the Dartington Estate and shortly after the search was initiated, a Devon and Cornwall Police search dog located the missing person.

Our team doctor assessed the casualty on site and, alongside other team personnel,  transported him to a landing area ready for the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter to evacuate the male to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.

Keith Lambeth the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton Team Leader said: 'Our thoughts are very much with the missing person and we wish him a speedy and full recovery. We'd also like to acknowledge the support received from our dart2ZERO supporters without whom, we wouldn't be able to carry out this life saving work for our local community.'

15 team volunteers were able to respond to the callout.

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