Dart RNLI June 2013 monthly update

There have been three call-outs in recent days. A small boat was towing in a yacht with a stalled engine when they themselves began to run short of fuel. The lifeboat took over the tow before they had to deal with two casualties. A broken down motor cruiser was towed in from Redlap Cove last weekend and today the crew carried out a shoreline search as part of the hunt for a missing lady. She was found by the Coast Guard team on shore, wet, cold but uninjured.

Reports of all these can be seen with maps, photographs and in one case a video, on this web site under the Launches tab.

There are two important fundraising events coming up in the near future. On Saturday 22 June the Dart RNLI has been chosen by the United Benefice of Dartmouth and Dittisham to receive half the profits from a coastal cruise, including a cream tea, on the Fairmile from Dartmouth to Slapton. Tickets costing £8 per person or £20 for a family of 4, are available from the Yorkshire Building Society, The Royal Castle Hotel and the parish office in St Saviours Church, Dartmouth next Monday from 10am to 1pm and Wednesday from 9am until 5pm. Boarding is at 1pm from the Town Quay. The lifeboat crew are planning to carry out an exercise within sight of those on board during the cruise.

The second event is the Family Fun Day at Blackness Marine, Cornworthy on Sunday 7 July from 1.30pm to 6pm. It has been a great success in previous years. There are games and events for the children including a tractor driven ride round the farm and a ‘Mobile Zoo!!’ The lifeboat will be providing an demonstration and there will be plenty to eat and drink as well as a tombola. More details will be in next month’s update.

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Posted on Thu 13 Jun 2013 by John Fenton

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