Search and rescue team assist police in Teign Valley search

Teign Valley
(Last Updated On: September 17, 2014)

Dartmoor Search and Rescue team-Ashburton joined police in the search for a missing man yesterday (Sunday 14th September)

A team callout was issued to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in a search for a missing male in the Teign Valley.

The male was considered high risk and the Police were concerned for his welfare.

The Police LPSM (Lost Person Search Manager) and the DSRT-Ashburton Search Manager worked together and  the DSRT team were deployed to search woodland areas around his home, whilst the Police helicopter was deployed to search areas of open ground.

A team spokesman said “These searches are tough as the terrain is frequently steep and unpredictable and covered in thick bramble and undergrowth making it difficult to cover the ground thoroughly”.

Volunteers searched until daylight faded around 8pm when the team was stood down with no sign of the man

The Police investigation continues.


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