Launch to broken down motorboat

Launch No: 179
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Location: Old Mill Creek. River Dart

The girl-friend of the owner of a 16ft motorboat reported to the Coastguard that he had told her that he had dropped his keys overboard and she could not subsequently get back to him. The boat had drifted into a line of moorings at the head of Old Mill Creek. The lifeboat crew attached the boat to a mooring and brought the owner back to the lifeboat station. Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Rich Egglestone and Chris Rampling, crew. Shore crew. Jerry Gilby, tractor driver. Pete Callis & Mark Strudwick,crew.


Request Received 4:07am
Time at incident 5 minutes
Time to recovery 43 minutes
Back on Service 5:00am


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 4-6 knots

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