Incident at Maypool

Launch No: 138
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Location: Maypool, River Dart

The Dart lifeboat was on exercise during the hours of darkness when they were contacted by HM Coastguard at Brixham to render assistance to the police. A report had been received by them about a possible disturbance aboard a vessel at Maypool. Dart Lifeboat diverted from their exercise and after picking up a police officer searched the area for any persons in difficulty in the water or on a vessel. On arrival all appeared in order and the lifeboat returned to Dartmouth.


Request Received 6:13pm
Time at incident 7 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 22 minutes
Back on Service 7:45pm


Sea/River State 2ft swell in the river
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 35 knots

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