Immediately from Marsh on the Devon border the Team were called to two stranded motorists on the side of Dunkery Beacon, who had been there since 22.30.  They were cold and lacking in resources as well as having medical issues.  In appalling weather conditions, the team were joined by DFRS Porlock, who arranged for a tractor driven by Mr Tucker to dig through the snowdrifts, whilst two Exmoor team members walked to the vehicle.  The motorists were then evacuated by Fire Service all terrain vehicle.

 

Our thanks to HM Coastguard helicopter from Newquay who were willing to turn out in the dreadful conditions, but fortunately they could be turned back when the tractor had secured access, and of course to Mr Tucker

Four Team members in the Team’s Hilux checked on the welfare of stranded motorists along the A358 and A303 near Ilminster and on the Blackdown Hills until they were removed to a rest centre at 5am.

The Team continued a search started earlier in the night by North Dartmoor SRT.  The subject of the search was a 32-year-old male, multiple resources completed extensive searches before Police enquires lead to him been located in a house in the town.

The search for a 38 year old year old man missing since a night out on Friday 23rd had been on going when Exmoor SRT added extra resources to the search being carried out by Avon and Somerset SRT, Coastguards, Police, and BARB.  Search parties scoured fields and drainage ditches until late afternoon, but at that time the missing man had not been found.

Exmoor SRT were joined by two SARDA search dogs, resources from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service including a search dog, search personnel from Exeter and the rescue boat from Bridgwater.  The search was for an 18-year-old female in the Longrun Meadow area of Taunton.  She was found by a search team at around 4.30am and was taken to hospital.

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