Exmoor search and rescue trucks on

Jim Whatley, team leader receives the keys from Dan Paton ,projects leader.

Jim Whatley, team leader receives the keys from Dan Paton ,projects leader. - Credit: Archant

New bespoke rescue vehicle set to be unveiled at Pilton Green Man Festival.

The Exmoor Search and Rescue is pictured with the new vehicle at the base in South Molton.

The Exmoor Search and Rescue is pictured with the new vehicle at the base in South Molton. - Credit: Archant

EXMOOR search and rescue is celebrating the arrival of a brand new vehicle.

The bespoke Nissan Hilux has been paid for with generous donations from local people, including a £4,500 donation from the South Molton Vintage Rally Club.

It will be proudly paraded on a series of local events, including at Pilton Green Man Festival on Saturday, Porlock Country Fair on August 11 and Ilfracombe Rescue Day on August 14.

The new Hilux boosts the voluntary rescue organisation’s fleet to two off-road and one ambulance vehicles.


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The team receives an average of 20-24 call outs a year, the latest being on Monday week, when they helped locate a 75-year-old man who had been reported missing after going hiking in woodland.

For more information about Exmoor Search and Rescue, to help with fundraising or ask about joining the team, visit www.exmoor-srt.org.uk or call 01823 674169.

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