No. 290
Title: False alarm
Date: Wed 24th May 2017
Location: A381 bridge at Totnes

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 11:18pm
to launch: -
from alert to incident: -
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 1 hour, 27 mins
back on service: 1:10am
Conditions ...
Wind: Easterly, 8-10 knots
Sea State: River calm

A man reported to the emergency services that he was stuck under the A381 bridge across the Dart at Totnes. The lifeboat was launched after a discussion between the DLA and the Coastguard as to whether a launch was feasible as there would be less than 0.3m of water at the scene as it was a very low spring tide. The Dartmouth Coastguard was also deployed to provide a communication link.The Fire Service could not locate the man at the scene and he was later found by the Police at his home. The lifeboat crew were stood down at 00:04.
Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Yorkie Lomas and Chris Rampling crew.
Shore crew. Karl Guess, tractor driver. Paul Manley, Katy Locke, Crispin Brabner and Will Davis crew.

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