Casualty transferred from Kingswear deep water pontoon

Launch No: 306
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 21 August 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour
Photo: John Fenton

A yachtsman passed out on his yacht whilst raising the sails alongside the Kingswear deep water pontoon. It was a very hot and sunny day. The casualty was moved on a stretcher to the inshore lifeboat and transferred to the lifeboat station. He was given fluids and monitored by the Paramedic on the lifeboat crew. No Ambulance was available and the patient recovered and decided to be taken home.


Request Received 1:34pm
Time at incident 33 minutes
Time to recovery 51 minutes
Back on Service 2:40pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 7-10 knots Force 3

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Kevin John

Shore Crew

Pete Callis (Tractor Driver)
Steve Wallis
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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