Medevac of walker with ankle injury

Launch No: 460
Craft: Dudley Jane. D-838
Friday, 16 April 2021
Location: Stoke Point, near Stoke Gabriel.

The Coastguard requested the RNLI Dart D class lifeboat to transfer a walker with a fractured ankle on the beach at Stoke Point near Stoke Gabriel, to an ambulance at Greenway Quay. The Ambulance crew had treated her at the scene but considered it too far to carry her up a difficult route to the ambulance parked a considerable distance away. 
The lifeboat crew handed the casualty over to the Berry head Coastguard team at Greenway Quay until the ambulance arrived.

Time

Request Received 5:33pm
Time at incident 20 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 12 minutes
Back on Service 7:00pm

Conditions

Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 4-6 knots Force 2-2
Medevac between Stoke Point and Greenway Quay

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Yorkie Lomas
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Buster Hart (Tractor Driver)
Richard Baker
Karl Madge
Paul Manley

Deputy Launch Authority

Chris Wallace

Station address

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

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