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Welcome to DSRT Tavistock.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue exists to help the police and other related rescue organisations to locate, render appropriate assistance and evacuate missing persons to a place of safety.

Our services are entirely voluntary and in particular demand in situations where weather conditions are poor and the location of the missing person is unknown. All team members are highly trained in a variety of skills ranging from First Aid through to Navigation, searching techniques and radio operation.

Individual search teams are coordinated through a team leader who is in constant radio contact with the controller coordinating the search effort. We work closely with the police who initiate calls to us in situations where our services may be required.

Tavistock is one of four teams which make up the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team group.

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At around midday we recieved a callout to support Exmoor Search & Rescue Team search for a missing male after his van was located nr Chulmleigh.
During the afternoon we worked alongside side search teams from Devon & Cornwall Police and Dsfrs.
As the day progressed the search escalated in size and we where then joined by Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock and Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) and a SARDA dog from Cornwall Search and Rescue Team

At around 11pm he was located cold but safe at a farm nr Chulmleigh.

At the height of the search we had 60+ members of the voluntary search and rescue teams actively searching. A truly amazing effort.

A really good example of a multi agency incident.

Missing Person, Crediton Concern for welfare Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 59-year-old James Moore from Crediton. Police were notified at approximately 7.45am this morning [Monday 20 February 2017] to a concern of welfare for James who is missing from the Crediton area. James is 6ft 2ins tall, of a slim to medium build, blue eyes, with short hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue sweatshirt, a red tee-shirt with blue trousers and trainers. If you have seen James or have any information which might assist police with their search please call police on 999 quoting log 0119 200217.

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to one of your mountain rescue team members, Andy, who was an absolute star when he came across me with a dislocated knee up a mountain in Coniston earlier this week! Quite a surprise as he was only passing at the time! Along with his pal Sim, and the combined efforts of the Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams, they gave me first aid, got me stretchered down to flat ground and safely winched off the mountain in a helicopter. There are no words to express the gratitude and admiration I feel for mountain rescue volunteers, you have hearts of gold. Thank you Andy, Sim and all the teams involved. ...