Holiday maker collapses at Castle Cove Dartmouth

Launch No: 122
Craft: Ole Schroder. D-740
Monday, 8 August 2011
Location: Castle Cove, River Dart estuary.

A holiday maker collapsed having descended the steps to Castle Cove at the mouth of the Dart. A Paramedic was called and asked the Coastguard to arrange her evacuation using the Dart inshore lifeboat. Having received First Aid on the beach she was taken by stretcher, accompanied by the Paramedic, to an Ambulance waiting at the Higher Ferry slipway on the Kingswear side. Lifeboat crew: Tony Chapman, helmsman. Al Duffy and Darren Hopley crew. Shore crew: Jim Brent, Jerry Gilby, Dai Richards


Request Received 2:55pm
Time at incident 6 minutes
Time to recovery 45 minutes
Back on Service 3:50pm


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 11-21 knots

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