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Thursday, 31 December 2020 10:26

Fallen walker - Combestone Tor

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Callout 49/2020 - Combestone Tor 12:37 30th December 2020

Dartmoor Search & Rescue Ashburton were deployed yesterday by Devon & Cornwall Police to locate and evacuate an elderly male walker who had taken a fall near Combestone Tor.
The reporting person (a passing member of the public) gave a location about 200m SW of Horn’s Cross. South Western Ambulance service and HART had also been requested.
A full team callout was initiated at 12.45 and very soon after that a team member already walking in the area was deployed to the given location arriving at 13.10.
By this time the duty search manager (SM) had established that the casualty was being assisted to walk off by the reporting person. He was met at the car park by team members and an ambulance crew at 13.25 with snow starting to fall.
The remaining team members were stood down at 13:27hrs.
Combestone Tor
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