Co-ordinated search for missing Brixham lady

Launch No: 60
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Location: River Dart. Initial search from Lower Ferry to Greenway. Extended coastal search Start Bay.

The Coastguard asked that the Inshore lifeboat join the search for a missing female Brixham resident. The coastal path from Brixham to Dartmouth was searched by the land based mobile Coastguard teams. The RNLI Torbay Inshore lifeboat searched the shoreline from Brixham to Scabbacombe Point and the Dart Inshore lifeboat having searched in the river was tasked to search from Dartmouth North to Scabbacombe. The Police helicopter was also deployed. The lady was located by the Torbay mobile Coastguard team near Scabbacombe Point and escorted to an ambulance.


Request Received 1:38pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 53 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 32 minutes
Back on Service 4:20pm


Sea/River State River Calm Visibility at sea 500 yards due to sea
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 4-10 knots

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