TEN TORS

Each year the Team provides Search and Rescue cover for the annual Ten Tors event. The Team has traditionally been based at Amicombe Hill with its Search Dog Teams based at Wilsworthy Camp.

 

The Team are on call 24/7 during the event, not just for missing teams but also for off moor callouts.

 

During 2007 the Team’s Search Dogs were dispatched to a callout in North Devon at 0100hrs on the Saturday 

morning to search for three missing children. They still managed to return in time to be on stand by for deployment by 0900hrs. 
The Team never knows what to expect, and in the last few years the weather has seen the Team spend a weekend playing a moorland variation of cricket, because it was so quiet, right through to the event being cancelled because of severe weather conditions and assisting with the evacuation of 2400 participants.

 

We work closely with the other 3 DSRT Teams, The Army, Navy and RAF not only during the weekend but also on the run up to it as well. One of our Search managers would normally be

based at Okehampton Camp in the control cell helping to co ordinate any search or rescue tasking that comes in. 

Contacting Us

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

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