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Monday, 12 April 2021 18:43

Missing youth, Torquay

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Callout 14/2021 - Torquay 15:55 10th April 2021

The team were contacted by Devon & Cornwall Police to assist in a multi-agency search for a high risk missing individual in the Torquay area. The focus of the search on Saturday was in the steep coastal and inland areas between Watcombe Beach and Black Head. Agencies involved were:
  • Torbay coastguard
  • Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton
  • Berry Head Coastguard
  • Teignmouth coastguard
  • Prawle Point Coastguard
  • National Police Air Service (NPAS)
  • Coastguard Helicopter - Rescue 924
  • RNLI Torbay
  • RNLI Teignmouth
Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton stood down at 20:00 hrs.

Callout 15/2021 - Torquay 09:56 11th April 2021

The search recommenced on Sunday 11th April with the team being called out at 09:56 hrs. Additional agencies involved on the second day were:
  • Devon Fire and Rescue USAR
  • Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA)
  • Devon Cave Rescue Organisation (DCRO)
  • Devon & Cornwall 4*4 response
  • Torbay Rapid Relief Team UK
On Sunday further searches were carried out in high probability areas based on improved understanding of the missing person’s interests and history. This included the need for technical rope access work which carried out by the Coastguard and Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton. The teams were stood down in the early evening.
Sadly early on Monday a body has been located in the search for the missing male. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to his family & friends.
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