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Callouts 2019

Monday, 08 July 2019 07:38

Torquay search finds body

Callout 15/2019 -  Seale Hayne area, Newton Abbott,  11:22 22nd May 2019

The team were called to assist with a search for a 'high risk working age male' near Seale Hayne just outside Newton Abbot. Fortunately, as team members were arriving at the RV, the male was found alive, safe and well and we were stood down shortly afterwards.

Callout 14/2019 -  Watcombe Beach, Torquay,  08:49 22nd May 2019

The team were called out by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in an on-going search for a missing male in the Watcombe area. This multi-agency search involved the National Police Helicopter Service, RNLI Torbay, Torbay Coastguard, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Devon & Cornwall Police

At 1030 a body was located by the coastguard. Our volunteers worked with the coastguard to bring the body to a road head.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the individual at this sad and difficult time.

Callout 13/2019 -  Bradley Manor, Newton Abbot,  14:00 10th May 2019

team members deployed to Newton Abbot to assist in the search for a female reported as being suicidal. Team members searched areas around Bradley Manor with Devon and Cornwall Police officers with assistance from a Police helicopter. 

Around 4:30 pm team members were stood down as the lady was found safe and well outside our search area. Team members then deployed to Dartmoor as part of the safety cover for the Ten Tors event.

Near miss -  East Devon, 18:37 23rd May 2019

At 1837 on 23rd May the team were put on standby for a callout to assist in the search for a missing person in East Devon. Members were stood down at 1900 as the missing person had been found.

STANDBY - 2nd June Haytor

At 1745 on Saturday the team was called out to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in the search in the Haytor area for a 16 year old who had been missing since 1630. The team were then put on standby when the police made mobile contact with the missing person. Minutes after one of our Search Manager's arrived on scene, the 16 year old was spotted by the Police a few hundred metres north of Haytor in the direction of Holwell Quarry. At 1820 the team was stood down. The misper was then walked off to the top car park by the Police and returned to a very worried relation. 
Published in Callouts 2019

Railway focus for Kingskerswell missing person search

Callout 22/2018 - KIngskerswell / Torquay. 17:30 11th July 2018

Dartmoor Search and Rescue were called at approx 17:30hrs to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in the search for a missing male in the Torquay/Kingskerswell area.

With the assistance of Network Rail safety personnel, foot teams searched the embankments and farmland alongside the Torquay to Newton Abbot railway line. The teams were stood down at 22:30hrs as all relevant areas had been searched.

The Police investigation is continuing. 

Published in Callouts 2018

Multi agency search for lady with dementia in Torquay

CALLOUT 20/2017 - 18:13 5th July 2017

The team were called out to assist Devon and Cornwall Police with the search for an elderly lady with dementia who had gone missing in Torquay earlier in the day. The lady was last seen near the Babbacombe Cliff Railway and our volunteers plus Torbay Coastguard were deployed to cover areas around the cliffs radiating out from the point last seen.

Dart02 the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton incident control vehicle on site at Babbacombe Model Village

Shortly after deploying the lady was found by a Police officer outside our search area safe and well and all agencies were stood down and we returned to our training session at Haytor Rocks.

Standby: 26th July 09:33  

Shortly after 09:30 am on the 26th July, the team was placed on standby for a callout to assist in a missing person search at Paignton. Further Police investigations throughout the morning lead to the person being found safe and well on a nearby beach at around 13:20 and the team were subsequently stood down.

Published in Callouts 2017

Multi-agency search for vulnerable male across Torbay.

Callout: Torquay

Dartmoor Rescue volunteers were called out on Monday evening to Torquay to search for a vulnerable male who had gone missing earlier in the day and the Police were concerned for his welfare.

Dart02 torbay

Our team of volunteers searched scrubland and park areas around the Willows and Broomhill Way retail parks. for over 3 hours. The Police had been in sporadic contact with the individual throughout the evening before he terminated the calls. Our teams were stood down shortly after 10pm.

Other agencies were also involved in the search including Torbay Coastguard, Berryhead Coastguard, The National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter and the RNLI.

Further investigations by Devon and Cornwall Police after we were stood down indicated the individual was outside our search areas. He was located at Berry Head shortly before midnight and taken to hospital for treatment.

Published in Callouts 2017
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