Casualty with back injury stretchered ashore

Launch No: 121
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Location: River Dart. North of the Dart Marina.

A lady on the 60ft. sailing barge, Klevia, had slipped on the wet deck and fallen, injuring her back and head. The Coast Guard tasked the inshore lifeboat to transfer the duty Ambulance Paramedic, who was also a member of the Dart RNLI lifeboat crew, to the scene. The casualty was given pain relief, immobilised and transferred by stretcher to an Ambulance at the Higher Ferry slip on the Kingswear side. Lifeboat crew; Kevin Murphy, Helmsman. Darren Hopley and Yorkie Lomax crewmen. Haydn Glanvil paramedic. Shorecrew; Peter Fleming, Dai Richards and Al Duffy.

Time

Request Received 10:00am
Time at incident 53 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 11 minutes
Back on Service 11:22am

Conditions

Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction West-Northwest
Wind Strength 4-6 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

Station address

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

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