Callouts 2010

Braunton, Devon

On an already busy Easter Sunday, the team were called by Devon and Cornwall Police and asked to search for a 39 year old woman who had been reported missing from her home in the Braunton area. 

HM Coastguard were tasked with searching the dunes and open areas around Braunton Burrows, whilst the RAF Search and Rescue Helicopter from Chivenor mounted a search along the coastline and the popular Tarka Trail.  Exmoor Search and Rescue Team contentrated efforts inland around the woman's home, nearby fields and woodland.

 

By 4am, the woman had not been found and it was decided to suspend the search until later that morning.  As the team were also coordinating another major search on the Quantock Hills during this time, it was decided to hand control of the ongoing search to fresh colleagues from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team.

 

By the morning, further police enquiries had led to the woman being found in Barnstaple.