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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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A beautiful sunset to keep us company at Four Winds near Princetown last night whilst honing our search techniques and skills. We felt very privileged to live in such a wonderful part of the country. ...

CALLOUT: At 19.00 the Police requested assistance with an incident on the Moor, where calls for help had been reported. As it was South of our area we referred it to our colleagues in DSRT Plymouth. They then called us to join the search over an extensive area of moorland, from the Scout Hut to as far East as Green Hill and from Plym Ford south into the Erme valley and across to Hen Tor. After midnight the search was suspended as no-one had been located and no further calls had been heard. It took a further hour and a half to recover the search parties back to our RV. ...

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock shared Lovely Cornwall's photo. ...

Heartbreaking news from Newquay this evening. A family of 5 was swept into the sea by a freak wave, sadly the dad passed away. Our hearts go out to the family. x This is just the beginning of the storm that's heading for Cornwall, it's going to get even worse tomorrow! Please be careful everyone, do not underestimate the power of nature, it only takes one freak wave... Admire the storm from a safe distance! Please let your friends and family know... and mainly, stay safe! x