No. 306
Title: Medevac from the Kingswear mid river pontoon
Date: Mon 21st Aug 2017
Location: Kingswear deep water pontoon. Dartmouth Harbour.

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 1:34pm
to launch: 6 mins
from alert to incident: 8 mins
spent at incident: 33 mins
to recovery: 46 mins
back on service: 2:45pm
Conditions ...
Wind: South westerly, 7 - 10 knots
Sea State: River calm

A 71 year old yachtsman from Dartmouth became unwell as he was raising sails. The Falmouth Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart D class lifeboat and they launched in 6 minutes with their paramedic on board. The casualty was monitored and stabilised on the deep water pontoon before being brought back to the station in the lifeboat on a roll up stretcher. His condition improved and he was advised to seek further medical advice.
Lifeboat crew. Rich Eggleton, helmsman. Haydn Glanvill, paramedic crew member and Kevin John crew.
Launch crew. Pete Callis, tractor driver. Tom Shanley, Will Davis and Steve Wallis crew

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