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Saturday, 14 November 2020 09:04

Lost walkers near Avon Dam

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Callout 45/2020 - Avon dam, Shipley Bridge 16:00 4th November 2020

The team were called out by Devon and Cornwall Police to assist in a search for two walkers in their 70s who had become lost north of the Avon Dam reservoir near Brockhill Stream. An advance party was dispatched while the remainder of the team were being mobilised.
By 1630 the walkers had been found by the advance party and as they were fit and well walked off the hill. The remainder of the team were then stood down.
The Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton Search Manager said 'The walkers were very lucky that they managed to get a mobile signal and call for help. It was also fortunate that we reached them before nightfall as the temperatures are due to fall close to freezing this evening'
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