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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.

Please follow the links provided above if you require further information.

Watch this space for details of our activities and fund-raising events. If you wish to contact us or can offer assistance with our voluntary work, please e-mail us.

Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation or are aware of any fund-raising functions which you believe may be relevant, please contact our fund-raising officer.

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DSRT at Tavistock Carnival 2017 - Oh What a Night!

The Tavistock Team put together a fantastic entry as HMP Dartmoor Prison - 5 guards to keep 9 inmates in line. A tough job to keep such an unruly bunch of reprobates in order; so tough we failed. Can I have my hat back now please?

Helping out with first aid cover at Tavy Relays in the Meadows tonight. ...

Hello Mandy here. I was the other walker yesterday. Chris got to work in time. Janet was tired this morning but feeling much better. She is extremely grateful for all your help yesterday. A little embarrassed as well for causing a fuss. Thank you so much for all the help provided. The unexpected lift to Princetown to collect the car as we were at Two Bridges. The escort back to the ambulance to see Janet and take her home after the paramedics released her. It was very much appreciated. Hopefully you didn't have to do your practice run today after yesterday's fallout in the heat. X ...

CALLOUT: We cannot get enough of Littaford Tor! After our callout to the Tor on Monday night we were called to the same location today.

The call came in around 12:40pm for the Team to assist the ambulance crew.

A group of three experienced and well prepared walkers had to call for assistance when one of their party was taken unwell 9 miles into a 13 mile route.

Team members deployed quickly and met paramedics on site. A stretcher party followed shortly behind.

The casualty was evacuated by stretcher to a waiting team Land Rover which transported her to land ambulance.

We wish her a speedy recovery.

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