Seriously ill man evacuated from cruiser

Launch No: 93
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The Coastguard requested the Lifeboat to take a Paramedic to a 60ft Motor Cruiser berthed in Dartmouth Harbour. She and the Paramedic on the lifeboat crew assessed the casualty as being seriously ill and requiring immediate transfer to Hospital. The lifeboat returned to the Dartmouth shore to collect another three crew and the six fully First Aid trained volunteers were able to lower the casualty on their stretcher down into the lifeboat. He was taken to a waiting ambulance on the Lower Ferry slip for onward transfer to Torbay Hospital.

Time

Request Received 9:16pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 3 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 38 minutes
Back on Service 11:02pm

Conditions

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

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

Station address

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

Contacting the Station

The station is unmanned. Find contact details for each member of the RNLI Dart team here.

Send us a message

Visitor Centre address

RNLI Visitor Centre
9 South Embankment (Ground Floor)
Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9BH

Visitor Centre phone number

01803 832423

Visitor Centre opening hours

11am-3pm after Oct 1st
10am-4pm after June 1st
Do check on the shop telephone before making a special journey

Follow Us