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Callouts 2019

Monday, 29 July 2019 07:58

Rescuers called in as Starcross man goes missing

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Callout 21/2019 -  Starcross,  26th July 2019

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton incident control vehicle and Police car on site at Starcross callout


The team doesn't just cover rescues on Dartmoor, but also assists Devon and Cornwall Police with missing person inquiries across the force area. A prime example being when the team were called out at 21:27 on Friday 26th July to assist the Police with a search for a male in the Starcross area who had been missing for over 24 hours. 

Multiple agencies were involved with our team volunteers working alongside 2 Mountain Rescue search dogs, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue USAR, North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and the Police helicopter.

Just after midnight the gentleman was found towards the end of Dawlish Warren by one of the search dogs. 

After a check over by our casualty carers and Police officers, the gentleman was walked back to a vehicle to be taken home and reunited with his partner.

A good outcome. Team members were stood down around 1am and returned home to bed. 

Standby 5/2019 -  Holwell Tor, 28th July 2019

Back to Dartmoor and on Sunday afternoon the team were placed on standby to assist South West Ambulance Service with the evacuation of an injured walker near Holwell Tor. Fortunately, the ambulance service were able to assist the walker with the help of their HART team and we were stood down.

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