No. 285
Title: Evacuation of casualty from Castle Cove
Date: Wed 12th Apr 2017
Location: Castle Cove. Dartmouth harbour

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 2:35pm
to launch: -
from alert to incident: -
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 1 hour, 25 mins
back on service: 4:15pm
Conditions ...
Wind: West North West, 16-21 knots
Sea State: Choppy

The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked by Solent Coastguard to evacuate a casualty from Castle Cove. A 57 year old Dartmouth resident had fallen some 15 feet onto the rocks and injured his lower back. The S W Ambulance service had worked with the Dartmouth Coastguard Search and Rescue volunteers to place him on a stretcher but it was decided that the easiest evacuation would be by boat. The lifeboat crew included a paramedic and 3 First Aid volunteers. The casualty was moved onto the lifeboat's basket stretcher, shielded from the wind with an ambulance pouch and transferred to a waiting ambulance at the Higher Ferry slip.
Lifeboat crew. Chris Tracey, helmsman. Haydn Glanvill, Yorkie Lomas and Kevin John crew.
Shore crew. Jerry Gilby, tractor driver. Katy Locke and Paul Manley crew.

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