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Tuesday, 03 November 2020 08:02

Missing vulnerable person, Dartington

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Callout 44/2020 - Dartington 05:00 2nd November 2020

The team were called out by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable 20 year old male who was last seen at his home near Huxhams cross, Dartington at 8:30pm on Sunday evening

Twelve of our volunteers assisted in the search and were split into three teams, two searching high probability wooded areas with one team performing a river bank search. Due to the poor weather conditions no helicopter support was available.
At 0730 the missing male was found by a member of the public near Rattery which was outside our search area. He was very cold and very wet but otherwise unharmed and returned to his home by Police officers. The team were stood down shortly afterwards.

The Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton Search Manager said ‘We are delighted that the missing person was found safe and well, his age was in his favour as he survived an evening of atrocious autumnal weather with minimal protection’.

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