Dart RNLI B Class tasked to help yachtswoman with head injury.

Launch No: 441
Craft: Staines Whitfield. B-795
Thursday, 30 July 2020
Location: Greenway V5 Mooring
Photo: Andy Kyle
Dart B-Class underway

A busy couple of days here in Dartmouth where the Lifeboats were sent to assist an elderly Dutch yachtswoman who had fallen down inside the yacht and sustained a serious cut to her head. Both boats attended the scene to provide man-power to get her lifted off the yacht and into the Lifeboat where she was given initial treatment by the crew before being transferred to a waiting ambulance at Greenway Quay for transport to hospital. The D Class then went back to the yacht to pick up the woman's husband and take him to the ambulance to travel with his wife to hospital.


Request Received 10:41am
Time at incident 38 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 14 minutes
Back on Service 12:00pm


Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Yorkie Lomas
Tom Shanley

Shore Crew

Sophie Rennie
Mark Strudwick

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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