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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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Thank you for an interesting and informative evening last night, 15/09/2014.
Although several Explorers failed to show those who did attend this evening were well impressed as were the leaders. We hope to attend a future training evening where maybe some of the Explorers can be casualties and some might help the rescuers. Plympton and Ivybridge Explorers. B R A V O

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Have you seen missing Sheffield man, Joshua Savage? South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 20-year-old Sheffield man. Joshua Savage was last seen in Sheffield at 5pm on Monday, 8 September (No photo available). He was wearing a grey hooded jacket, a blue and white stripped t-shirt and black jogging trousers. It is believed he may now be in possession of a small tent. Joshua is 20-years-old, white, 5ft 10ins tall and of a medium build. Officers investigating his disappearance believe he may have travelled to the St Ives area of Cornwall. Any sightings of Joshua should be reported to Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting incident number 23 of 10 of September.

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Appeal for missing man from Teignbridge Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person from the Dunsford area of Teignbridge. Luke Holliday, 38, has been missing from his home address in Dunsford since the evening of Thursday 11 September 2014. Luke (pictured) has not gone missing before but there is a significant concern for his welfare. Luke is described as white, about 6ft tall, of slim build with very short sandy-brown hair. He last had stubble on his face and wears glasses. He has a hearing aid in his left ear and a tattoo on his right lower leg. When last seen he was wearing a Moor to Sea T-shirt and jeans. Sergeant Mark Ruston, a police search advisor, said: "It’s believed he left his home on foot. He knows the local area well and is a keen cyclist in that area." Anyone who sees Luke or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting reference 358 of 12 September.

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Congratulations to trainees Mark and Andy who both passed their final navigation assessment last night. ...

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