Whilst the events at Heasley Mill were unfolding the Ambulance service also asked us to attend a casualty in Simonsbath.  The Hi-lux with a crew of five attended along with the ambulance HART team.  This casualty was also airlifted to hospital.

South West Ambulance Service asked the Team to recover a casualty from a house at Heasley Mill near South Molton.  It was originally reported that the Coastguard Helicopter could not fly due to low cloud and this meant a three-mile stretcher carry due to snow-covered roads, however the helicopter was able to access the area, so the Team’s assistance was not required.

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

In the continuing snowy conditions the Team's Hi-lux was despatched to help the Ambulance service reach a person suffering from a stroke, however the situation was resolved with the team on route.

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.

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