Boy thought to be in the water

Launch No: 317
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked to search the harbour in the vicinity of the Lower Ferry slip after a boy was thought to be possibly in the water.

No one was found and the search was stood down by the Police after an hour when wet footprints were found by the Dartmouth Coastguard volunteers leading away from the water at Bayards Cove.


Request Received 6:58pm
Time at incident 47 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 2 minutes
Back on Service 8:10pm


Sea/River State River Calm Misty
Wind Direction
Wind Strength

Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Yorkie Lomas
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Steve Wallis (Tractor Driver)
Caleb Brown

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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