Kayaker requiring assistance in Totnes Weir

Launch No: 419
Craft: Dudley Jane. D-838
Sunday, 2 February 2020
Location: Totnes Weit, River Dart

The RNLI Dart lifeboat was diverted by Falmouth Coastguard whilst on training, to assist a kayaker who had gone over the weir at Totnes. The fire brigade, ambulance and the coastguard team were also sent to assist. The kayaker managed to self rescue and swim ashore, but injured himself in the process. 

The Dart lifeboat was stood down as it reached the Flat Owers at Dittisham. 

Time

Lifeboat underway at time of request.

Request Received 10:54am
Time at incident 0 minutes
Time to recovery 31 minutes
Back on Service 12:00pm

Conditions

Sea/River State River Smooth
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots
AIS track of D838

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Rampling (Helm)
Karl Guess
Tom Shanley

Shore Crew

Steve Wallis (Tractor Driver)
Sophie Rennie

Station address

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

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