Assistance given to 4 lost adults on foreshore

Launch No: 158
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Location: Mill Pond, Stoke Gabriel. River Dart

A party of 4 adults, unfamiliar with the area, had gone for a walk around the Mill Pond at Stoke Gabriel and become disorientated in the dark. Two of the lifeboat crew went ashore with a searchlight and were able to guide the party across the shoreline to a pathway where they were met by the Coast Guard cliff rescue team. Lifeboat crew; Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Richard Eggleton and Lee Darch crewmen. Launch crew; Pete Callis, tractor driver.


Request Received 8:56pm
Time at incident 30 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 19 minutes
Back on Service 10:30pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 3 knots

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