Injured yachtsman brought ashore.

Launch No: 78
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Location: Dartmouth harbour. Visitor's pontoon opposite to the Double steps.

A member of the crew of yacht Marquis had slipped whilst preparing the yacht for departure from Dartmouth and struck his head against a winch. The lifeboat transferred the casualty to an ambulance on the Kingswear Lower Ferry slip and he was taken to Torbay Hospital for observation. The crew of the lifeboat were helmsman Tony Chapman, with Haydn Glanvill and Yorkie Lomas.


Request Received 4:58am
Time at incident 47 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 42 minutes
Back on Service 6:45am


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

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