Tawstock, Barnstaple, Devon

Whilst searches continued in Tiverton a further call came in to assist in a search near Barnstaple for a missing 27 year old male.  As ESRT were fully committed, the lead for the incident was pasted to Dartmoor Search and Rescue Tavistock, backed up by members of North Dartmoor SRT.  The man was found by the Police Helicopter safe and well before teams were deployed.

Tiverton, Devon

Devon and Cornwall Police asked the Team to help in the search for an 87 year old lady in Tiverton.  Searches were concentrated on the River Exe.  The environs of the River as far as Bickleigh were thoroughly searched along with swift water rescue technicians from North Dartmoor SRT, and extensive assets of the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.  The search was suspended overnight and continued on Tuesday.


The Team's water rescue assets were put on stand by, along with all our colleagues in the South West in order to react to flooding incidents.  The Exmoor team located itself at a location near the M5 overnight.  Fortunately no deployments of ESRT were necessary.

Beaford, Devon

The Team joined North Dartmoor SRT and Dartmoor SRT Tavistock in the search for a 75 year old lady.  She had last been seen on Sunday 26th January, the Police becoming aware on 6th February.  The lady was located in the River Torridge at about 4pm and a difficult recovery operation took place in conjunction with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service.

Trentishoe, Devon

Devon and Cornwall Police requested the Team's assistance in a search for missing male near Hunters Inn in North Devon.  On the Team's arrival the Police had located the missing person.  Along with members of North Dartmoor Search and Rescue, team members remained on scene to help the Police.

Lynton, Devon

The Devon and Cornwall Police asked the Team to assist HM Coastguard in a search for a missing man whose car had been located in the Valley of the Rocks.  ESRT commenced searches of woodland, but the missing man was located by a Coastguard foot team on the beach below the cliffs.

Georgeham, Devon

The search continued from earlier in the morning.  Resources to be used included Exmoor SRT, North Dartmoor SRT, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton, HM Coastguard, and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service; these were joined by a large number of the public.  The Gentleman was located mid morning.  Our thoughts are with his family.

Georgeham, Devon

The Team joined HM Coastguard and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Search Dog in a search for an 80 year old gentleman who had last been seen at home in the morning.  Teams searched into the early hours covering many miles of roads and paths, a plan was then devised to continue the search with more resources.

Holford, Somerset

The Team were asked to make their way to the Quantock Hills by the Avon and Somerset Police to assist in the recovery of a male from a remote location with a stretcher.  Whilst the Team were en route it was decided there were enough resources on scene and the Team were not required.

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