The car of a missing lady from Bristol was found on the esplanade at Woolacombe.  Dartmoor Search and Rescue Teams from Okehampton and Tavistock combined with Exmoor SRT to search inland areas whilst Coastguard teams concentrated on searching the coastline.

The search was suspended as darkness fell and enquiries continued.

Eleven members of Exmoor Search and Rescue Team were joined by scores of colleagues from North Dartmoor SRT, Dartmoor Rescue Team Ashburton, Dartmoor Rescue Team Tavistock and SARDA dog handlers from across Devon, in the Search for a high risk missing person who had abandoned his vehicle in a rural location.

At about 11pm information was received to the mans whereabouts, Search and Rescue and Police units attended to his welfare.

The Team joined Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, and Police resources in the search for a missing man.  He had not arrived for work and his concerned colleagues had alerted the Police who found his car close to a swollen river.  Searches continued until dusk. 


The Team were asked to assist in the search for a 69 year-old lady missing from her rural home.  Joined by North Dartmoor SRT an extensive search was commenced around points when she had been seen earlier.

Following a further sighting the lady was found by a Police unit at a private dwelling at around 23.00hrs.


The occupant of a crashed car was reported as overdue.  As there was significant damage to the car and the weather conditions were very poor the Devon and Cornwall Police asked the Team to join a search in the vicinity of the crashed vehicle for the driver.

Exmoor Search and Rescue were joined by colleagues from North Dartmoor Search and Rescue, the Search and Rescue Dogs Association and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. All were stood down at 14.00hrs when the driver was located by Police.

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