Man overboard from yacht reported to Coastguard

Launch No: 354
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Location: Meg's Rock. Dartmouth Estuary
RNLI Dart D class responds to call to a man overboard
Photo: Andy Kyle
RNLI Dart D class responds to call to a man overboard

A race official contacted Falmouth Coastguard to report that there was a person in the water from a yacht that might have hit Meg's Rock in Start Bay. The lifeboat proceeded to the scene at best possible speed and found no trace of the yacht. The 40ft yacht with nine onboard had performed a self rescue and did not realise that the Coastguard had been called. The lifeboat crew found the yacht already berthed in the Darthaven Marina. They established that all onboard were well and returned to the lifeboat station. The Coastguard received no follow up call from the original referrer to say that the yacht had left the area.

Time

Request Received 6:46pm
Time at incident 9 minutes
Time to recovery 39 minutes
Back on Service 7:40pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 4-6 knots
L354 is the westerly (Left) track

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Crispin Brabner
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Caleb Brown (Tractor Driver)
Karl Guess (Tractor Driver)
Stuart Millard (Tractor Driver)
Mark Conroy

Station address

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

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