Launch to distressed female crying for help

Launch No: 260
Craft: Arthur Hamilton. D-774
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Location: Dartmouth Harbour
Photo: Riki Bannister

The Coastguard requested the launch of the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat to assist the Police in a call to a distressed lady on board a day boat moored to the dinghy pontoon at the Double Steps in Dartmouth Harbour. An ambulance and the coastguard team also attended. The lifeboat went alongside as the Police boarded the boat. The Police were able to assess the situation and stood the other services down.


Request Received 5:12pm
Time to recovery 31 minutes
Back on Service 5:57pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 20-28 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Yorkie Lomas (Helm)
Stuart Millard
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Mark Strudwick (Tractor Driver)
Simon Amphlett
Katy Sarah

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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