Continuation of yesterday's search for missing person.

Launch No: 366
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Sunday, 23 December 2018
Location: Dartmouth harbour from the Higher Ferry to the mouth of the river
RNLI Dart B class lifeboat searching the harbour
Photo: Andy Kyle
RNLI Dart B class lifeboat searching the harbour

The RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 lifeboat was self launched to assist the Police in their continuing search for a missing person. The D class lifeboat was self launched 50 minutes later. The river was at low tide and was searched from the Higher Ferry to the river mouth. Police divers also searched the Kingswear side of the river and were joined by the Police helicopter. The search was again unsuccessful.


Request Received 10:00am
Time at incident 4 hour, 10 minutes
Time to recovery 4 hour, 35 minutes
Back on Service 2:35pm


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

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Lee Darch
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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RNLI Visitor Centre
9 South Embankment (Ground Floor)
Devon TQ6 9BH

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