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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.

We would like to thank for donating the web design and hosting our website.




Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock shared Mountain Rescue England and Wales's photo. ...

Quick quote from MREW Vehicles Officer @Daryl Garfield - "Land Rover Defenders have been a mainstay of MR for over 50 years - as tough and resilient as the teams using them. Will be interesting to see the modifications for the next model, expected in 2018, and hope that it'll serve MR for another 50 years."

A very wet day on the moors. Please be extra careful, especially near moving waters. ...

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock shared Mountain Rescue England and Wales's video. ...

Our Fundraising Film has now reached 25% of its target of raising £10,000. The film also helps promote the many diverse roles of Mountain Rescue Teams, so please share. To donate, visit: or Text RESQ41 (followed by £1-5 or £10) to 70070. Thank you for your support. #MountainRescue - So much more than mountains.