DSRT Tavistock - 2018 Callouts.

6th Jan (1) Two of our Team's SARDA search dog handlers took part in an extensive multi-agency search for a 32 yr old male who had been missing since 29/12/2017. The search covered a large area of farmland and moorland around the Harford area near Ivybridge. It was suspended at the end of the day without the subject being located.

3rd February (2) We were called at 15.37 to deal with an incident on the Moor, south of Fox Tor. A 14 year old girl who was part of a Ten Tors training exercise had fallen and injured an ankle and was unable to walk. The Team deployed from Peat Cot, along with members of DSRT Plymouth. A hasty walking team went directly to the site to assess and treat the casualty, while a larger support group took out the rest of the equipment and stretcher. The casualty was then transported back to our R.V. in heavy rain and darkness, and then handed over to school staff.

4th February (3) We were called by the Police at 10.26 to assist in the search for a male deemed to be at high risk. He was reported to be despondent and had been missing from home for three days, believed to be sleeping rough in woodland. As team members arrived at the RV point in Yelverton we were stood down as the subject had just returned to his home address.

16th February (4) The Team were called at 05.30 to assist the Police in the search for a 42 year old male, missing from Walkhampton. As members arrived at the control point we were stood down as the Police had located the subject, safe and well.

16th February (5) At midday we were called again by the Police to assist the Ambulance service with the evacuation of a 75 year old male who was believed to have suffered a stroke whilst walking near Krap's Ring in Bellever Forest. As members arrived the casualty was evacuated by the Devon Air Ambulance and we escorted his companion back to her car.

21st February (6) The Police called us at 17.41 regarding a missing high risk female, who's vehicle had been located at Sheepstor. Before the Team were deployed we were stood down as the subject had been located and an Ambulance was en route.

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