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Callouts 2019

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 11:43

Dartmoor rescuers have a busy start to the new year

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Dartmoor rescuers have a busy start to the new year

Callout 01/2019 - Holwell Tor 17:31 1st January 2019

First callout of the New Year for Dartmoor Rescuers based at Ashburton this evening.

The team was mobilised following reports of 2 individuals stuck on Holwell Tor  Dartmoor National Park unable to descend.

Our volunteers were sent to assist. In the meantime the individuals managed to get themselves down but became disorientated in the dark and mist trying to get back to the Houndtor car park.

We located and picked them up on the granite railway and following a quick check-up from a team Doctor to make sure they were ok, returned them to their car.

A Dartmoor rescue Ashburton Landrover ambulance at night near Haytor deployed during the callout for 2 stranded walkers

Callout 02/2019 - Newton Abbot 02:07 2nd January 2019

Tasked by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in a search for a vulnerable 80-year-old adult in the Forde House area of  Newton Abbot. 

Our foot search teams worked alongside Devon and Cornwall Police officers and dogs, and a National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter using its heat-sensitive camera to try and locate the gentleman.

At 06:21 our teams were stood down with no further sightings.

Police investigations continued and later that morning it was confirmed the gentleman had been located safe. He was located in Newton Abbot outside our search area thanks to information from a member of the public.

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