Update 2 Feb. 2017
Regrettably Dart D’Tales can no longer be produced and distributed in its current form. The November 2016 issue was the last. Many thanks to all those who produced copy and photographs over the 28 issues and to our loyal advertisers and the Friends of the Dart lifeboat, without whom it could not have been produced.
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Date: Fri 31 Mar 2017
Photographer: John Fenton Dart Lifeboat Press officer
Rob Clements is on the right of the photo and Mark Strudwick is on the left.Rob has been the Dart Lifeboat Operations Manager since the 1st of January 2005 and he first volunteered for the role at the inaugural meeting in the Dartmouth Yacht Club seeking volunteers in August 2004. It is thanks to his skill and guidance that the station has become one that the RNLI can be proud of. It its 10 short years of life we have launched 281 times and saved 10 lives. Rob hands over to Mark Strudwick on 1st April.
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Date: Wed 12 Apr 2017
Location: Castle Cove. Dartmouth harbour
Photographer: Riki Bannister and Andy Kyle
The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked by Solent Coastguard to evacuate a casualty from Castle Cove.A 57 year old Dartmouth resident had fallen some 15 feet onto the rocks and injured his lower back.The S W Ambulance service had worked with the Dartmouth Coastguard Search and Rescue volunteers to place him on a stretcher but it was decided that the easiest evacuation would be by boat.The lifeboat crew included a paramedic and 3 First Aid volunteers.
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