Search for Police suspect in the river

Launch No: 125
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Location: Galmpton Creek, River Dart

The Police requested, via the Coast Guard, that the Inshore Lifeboat crew launch to assist them in searching for a man in his 20's who had evaded them by jumping into Galmpton Creek. He was located by the crew and a Police dog handler on the foreshore near Sandyridge Boat House. The lifeboat conveyed two Police officers to the scene and then they and the suspect were transported back to Dartside Quay where the casualty was treated by Paramedics for injuries to his legs.

Time

Request Received 2:52am
Time at incident 1 hour, 20 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 48 minutes
Back on Service 4:55am

Conditions

Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 5 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

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

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