Dart RNLI D-Class assists the B-Class with a Casualty Evacuation

Launch No: 442
Craft: Dudley Jane. D-838
Thursday, 30 July 2020
Location: Greenway V5 Mooring
D-Class on its way

A busy couple of days here in Dartmouth where the Lifeboats were sent to assist an elderly Dutch yachtswoman who had fallen down inside the yacht and sustained a serious cut to her head. Both boats attended the scene to provide man-power to get her lifted off the yacht and into the Lifeboat where she was given initial treatment by the crew before being transferred to a waiting ambulance at Greenway Quay for transport to hospital. The D Class then went back to the yacht to pick up the woman's husband and take him to the ambulance to travel with his wife to hospital.

Time

Request Received 10:45am
Time at incident 57 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 15 minutes
Back on Service 12:20pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Karl Madge
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Mark Strudwick (Tractor Driver)
Sophie Rennie
Lee Darch
Paul Manley

Station address

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

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