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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.

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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CALLOUT: We were called by the Police at 18.40 last night to assist two walkers in the Beardown Tors area who had reported they could not walk any further. A 21 year old female had injured her ankle, we also understood her companion was also injured. A hasty walking Team was sent to locate the subjects followed by a stretcher party with medical kit. In anticipation of a double stretcher carry we called our colleagues from DSRT Plymouth to assist. In poor visibility and driving rain the casualties were located to the north of the Tor and were being assessed when the HART unit from South West Ambulance Service arrived at our Control point. We deployed their 6 wheel off-road vehicle to the casualty location. The young lady was transported by this vehicle back to the roadhead to an ambulance and her companion was escorted back to our vehicles and also returned to Two Bridges Hotel.

Well done to Emily and Jordan for attending their first callout as Probationary Hill Party Members. Thanks to Andy H for the photos.

DSRT Tavistock - Saving Lives in Wild and Remote Places. Text: DART03 £2 / £5 / £10 to 70070 to donate now e.g. DART03 £5

Along with members of the Devon Cave Rescue Organisation, some members of DSRT-Tavistock completed their training with the Newquay SAR helicopter today: ...

Some outstanding photgraphs and video from Sam Whitfield, from the weekend:

All the action from this years #Tentors2016. Well done to everyone who was involved in one way or another. Please feel free to share, tag etc. Ten Tors British Army Royal Navy Commando Helicopter Force Western Morning News Plymouth Herald Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock National Trust Dartmoor 846 Naval Air Squadron

Full HD Video Highlights - Video of all the action from start to finish at this year's #Tentors2016.

The first teams tackling the grueling Ten Tors challenge have crossed the finish line on Dartmoor - with Torbay Scouts leading the way.

More than 2000 teenagers have taken on the 35mile, 45mile and 55mile route across some of the toughest terrain and highest peaks in Southern England.

Once again well done to everyone who was involved in this great event. Please feel free to share and tag anyone that you know which took part.

To see full picture gallery follow the link below.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Plymouth North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team National Trust Dartmoor

Some great photos taken by one of our wonderful 4x4 drivers for the Ten Tors weekend, Dave Pullin.
(low-res version only for ease of upload/download - team members please let me know if you want the hi-res version, M)

DSRT Tavistock - Saving Lives in Wild and Remote Places. Text: DART03 £2 / £5 / £10 to 70070 to donate now e.g. DART03 £5