Evacuation of casualty from Castle Cove

Launch No: 285
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Location: Castle Cove. Dartmouth harbour
Photo: Andy Kyle

The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked by Solent Coastguard to evacuate a casualty from Castle Cove. A 57 year old Dartmouth resident had fallen some 15 feet onto the rocks and injured his lower back. The S W Ambulance service had worked with the Dartmouth Coastguard Search and Rescue volunteers to place him on a stretcher but it was decided that the easiest evacuation would be by boat. The lifeboat crew included a paramedic and 3 First Aid volunteers. The casualty was moved onto the lifeboat's basket stretcher, shielded from the wind with an ambulance pouch and transferred to a waiting ambulance at the Higher Ferry slip.


Request Received 2:35pm
Time to recovery 1 hour, 25 minutes
Back on Service 4:15pm


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction West-Northwest
Wind Strength 16-21 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Kevin John
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Katy Sarah
Paul Manley

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