Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock

On call 24/7 365 days of the year. Dial 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue,

Saving Lives In Wild And Remote Places.

DSRT Tavistock

Dartmoor Search and Rescue exists to help the police and other related rescue organisations to locate, render appropriate assistance and evacuate missing persons to a place of safety.

Our services are entirely voluntary and in particular demand in situations where weather conditions are poor and the location of the missing person is unknown. All team members are highly trained in a variety of skills ranging from First Aid through to Navigation, searching techniques and radio operation.

Individual search teams are coordinated through a team leader who is in constant radio contact with the controller coordinating the search effort. We work closely with the police who initiate calls to us in situations where our services may be required.

Please follow the links provided above if you require further information. Watch this space for details of our activities and fund-raising events. If you wish to contact us or can offer assistance with our voluntary work, please e-mail us.

With thanks to

Our Sponsors


DSRT Tavistock would like to thank GP Batteries for sponsoring the Team’s battery needs. They are used in search lights, GPS units and diagnostic medical equipmentThey can offer any visitors to their website GP Batteries at a special discount buying on line direct from their retail supplier Budget Batteries. Click on the logo to take you to the site.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock would like the thank The Big Lottery Fund for helping us with our purchase of specialised water rescue kit. 

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Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock would like to thank the coop community fund for their kind donation towards renewing our call our radios.

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Our busiest year since 2004

So far in 2019 Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock have been called out 42 times with 8 lives saved, rescues have included 4 water rescues, flooding support , 4 lost dementia sufferers, 19 lost or injured walkers, 3 crag rescues and assisting the fire service with a moorland fire.

All Volunteers

It costs approximately £25,000 per year to run DSRT Tavistock. All outr members are unpaid volunteers who give up their valuable time to help save lives in wild and remote places.