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To contact the team please email by clicking upon the appropriate link below:

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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.


Many thanks to everyone who donated money to our team over the last 3 days as they stood with collection boxes at Morrison’s.
The total raised was £2,495.57.

Thank you also to all the team members who gave up hours of their time to make the collection happen.

Our team, like all Mountain Rescue teams, relies on contributions from the public to enable us to meet essential running costs. If you have any fundraising ideas then please email our fundraising officer:

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Our team were in operation today providing safety cover for the annual Abbots Way Walk. We provide cover as a checkpoint at Peat Cott, near Princetown, from which we are ideally placed to send teams out for search and rescue cover if needed. ...

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