Cry for help heard in vicinity of the Dart Marina

Launch No: 268
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 28 August 2016
Location: Dart Marina. Dartmouth Harbour

A Ministry of Defence security guard at Sandquay thought they heard a cry for help coming from the direction of the Dart Marina. They passed the message on to the Dartmouth Coastguard team who were dealing with a separate incident close by. The RNLI Dart lifeboat was tasked to search the Dart Marina and Sandquay pontoons. The search was negative and none of those on the craft in the marina had heard the cry. After nearly an hour of searching in the dark the crew was stood down.


Request Received 9:45pm
Time to recovery 1 hour, 12 minutes
Back on Service 2:05am


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 5-9 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Buster Hart (Tractor Driver)
Bob Thomas
Dean Nettleton
Kevin Murphy

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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