Assisted in the recovery of a body from the River Dart

Launch No: 371
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Saturday, 5 January 2019
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The Falmouth Coastguard reported a sighting of a possible body in the water near the course of the Lower Ferry in Dartmouth Harbour. Both RNLI Dart lifeboats launched and liaised with the Harbourmaster to recover the body. The body was recovered by the crew of the RNLI Dart D class inshore lifeboat with assistance of the crew of the Dart B class lifeboat and taken to Sandquay for handover to the Police.


Request Received 11:16am
Time at incident 4 minutes
Time to recovery 59 minutes
Back on Service 12:15pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction West-Northwest
Wind Strength

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