Fremington, Devon

The Team were asked to help in the search for a 85 year old male missing since lunchtime.  Before the Team deployed the man was found walking along the nearby main road.

Quantock Hills, Somerset

The Avon and Somerset Police had received a call from a group of 4 teenagers who were disoriented on the Quantock Hills.  The Team were alerted at 18.44hrs and following a telephone conversation with the lost group pinpointed their position.  A Search party soon located them and escorted them back to their car.

Woolacombe, Devon

The car of a missing lady from Bristol was found on the esplanade at Woolacombe.  Dartmoor Search and Rescue Teams from Okehampton and Tavistock combined with Exmoor SRT to search inland areas whilst Coastguard teams concentrated on searching the coastline.

The search was suspended as darkness fell and enquiries continued.

Chulmleigh, Devon

Eleven members of Exmoor Search and Rescue Team were joined by scores of colleagues from North Dartmoor SRT, Dartmoor Rescue Team Ashburton, Dartmoor Rescue Team Tavistock and SARDA dog handlers from across Devon, in the Search for a high risk missing person who had abandoned his vehicle in a rural location.

At about 11pm information was received to the mans whereabouts, Search and Rescue and Police units attended to his welfare.

Ashreighney, Devon

The Team were asked to assist in the search for a 69 year-old lady missing from her rural home.  Joined by North Dartmoor SRT an extensive search was commenced around points when she had been seen earlier.

Following a further sighting the lady was found by a Police unit at a private dwelling at around 23.00hrs.


South Chard, Somerset

The Team joined Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, and Police resources in the search for a missing man.  He had not arrived for work and his concerned colleagues had alerted the Police who found his car close to a swollen river.  Searches continued until dusk. 


Mullacott Cross, Ilfracombe, Devon

The occupant of a crashed car was reported as overdue.  As there was significant damage to the car and the weather conditions were very poor the Devon and Cornwall Police asked the Team to join a search in the vicinity of the crashed vehicle for the driver.

Exmoor Search and Rescue were joined by colleagues from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue, the Search and Rescue Dogs Association and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. All were stood down at 14.00hrs when the driver was located by Police.

Chard, Somerset

A 38 year old Portuguese man with learning difficulties had been missing overnight in sub zero temperatures. Exmoor Search and Rescue joined substantial Polices resources in a wide ranging search. ESRT searched areas including the nature reserve at Chard Reservoir.

The team stood down at 21.00hrs, the missing man was found later near the towns Tesco supermarket.

Barnstaple, Devon

The Team were alerted to help in the search for a missing vulnerable female in the Barnstaple area.  The lady was located through Police enquires.

Bideford, Devon

The Devon and Cornwall Police asked the Team to search an area near to where the missing elderly gentleman from the previous call outs had been seen.  Exmoor and the North Dartmoor SRT searched through until the early evening.  The search continues.

Spaxton, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset

The Team were initially contacted by the Avon and Somerset Police in the early hours to assist with a search for a vulnerable man last seen at nine the previous morning.  A lengthy search followed later in the day involving many Police, and Fire and Rescue service resources.  At about 3.30pm the missing person was located in woodland some 5kms from his home, safe and well.

Bideford, Devon

In the continuation of the overnight search Exmoor SRT once again worked with North Dartmoor SRT.  Areas searched last night were researched in daylight and further areas were thoroughly searched following an analysis of information, however nothing was found.

Bideford, Devon

Exmoor SRT worked with North Dartmoor SRT in continuing a search that the HM Coastguard had been undertaking all day, for a 76 year old male.  The teams worked until 3am mainly south of Bideford but the search was suspended when nothing was found.

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