No. 296
Title: Transfer of injured yachtsman ashore
Date: Sun 9th Jul 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 11:56am
to launch: 12 mins
from alert to incident: 29 mins
spent at incident: 20 mins
to recovery: 54 mins
back on service: 1:05pm
Conditions ...
Wind: South Westerly, 4 - 6 knots
Sea State: River calm

Ambulance Control, via Solent Coastguard, requested the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat to attend a visiting yachtsman whose Twister 28 was taking part in the Channel Classics Regatta in Dartmouth. He had fallen the previous evening on board and injured his left arm and chest. He was berthed on the DA pontoon with no connection to the shore but the call to the Ambulance service did not give his precise position in the harbour, hence the delay in finding him..
The RNLI inshore lifeboat crew provided casualty care until a S. West Ambulance Paramedic arrived and was transported to the casualty. Casualty and Paramedic were then taken ashore for onward transportation to Torbay Hospital.
Lifeboat helmsman Rich Eggleton. Jamie Mathys, Stuart Millard and Ewen Menzies crew.
Launch crew. Mark Strudwick, tractor driver. Caleb Brown, Andy Pomeroy and Kevin Murphy crew

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