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Friday, 26 March 2021 09:28

Missing male - Teigngrace

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Callout 11/2021 - Teigngrace 15:00 18th March 2021

At approximately 14:30hrs, on Thursday 18th March, DSRT Ashburton were called to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in the search for a missing male in the Preston, Teignrace area of Newton Abbot.
Due to the high concern for the individual, a full team call out was sent at approximately 15:00hrs. On arrival of team members, two search teams searched along both sides of the River Teign from Sampson’s Farm to Teign Bridge, and another search team carried out a sweep down from New Bridge to Sampson’s Farm. On completion of these searches, open fields in the Preston area were also searched. As darkness drew in, two search and rescue dog teams arrived to carry out further searching along the edge of the clay pits, as this was deemed too dangerous to send foot teams in. Open fields were also quickly covered by the SARDA dog teams.
With the search area now in darkness, at 20:00hrs, some 5 hours after the search started, the difficult decision was taken to suspend any further search of the area for the evening.
Our thoughts and well wishes go to the family of the missing person in this very difficult and stressful time.

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