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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.




Not the best quality images but worth a read. A freelance journalist working for the Daily Telegraph recently spent a day out training with Tavistock and District Outdoor Education Forum to find out more about their training. ...

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Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock shared Ten Tors's . ...

Charlie Slade lost a brown leather leatherman multi tool case and drill bit attachments last Sunday whilst training for Ten Tors. Location is probably 650m ENE of the river swincombe footbridge, near SX 639 720. He's very keen to be reunited with it as it has sentimental value. A reward is being offered!

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Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock shared Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Plymouth's . ...

-CALLOUT- Team were called out at 11:00 last night to assist the Tavistock team in locating a missing DofE group. Group was found by Tavistock dsrt and extracted from the Moor by Plymouth dsrt. Despite very poor visibility DofE group was in good spirits. With Ten Tors on the horizon please stay safe and we wish all the teams our very best for the event.

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