Launch to hire boat stuck on mud at Bow Creek

Launch No: 218
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Location: Bow Creek, River Dart

Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were requested to launch by the Coastguard after reports of a pleasure hire motor boat aground and stuck on the mud at Bow Creek with two adults and four children on board. Dart ILB arrived on scene and established a tow with the stranded vessel. The casualty was pulled clear of the mud by the ILB. The ILB then escorted the hire boat back to Dittisham before returning to station.


Request Received 4:45pm
Time at incident 43 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 7 minutes
Back on Service 6:00pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength Force 3-4

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Jamie Mathys
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Yorkie Lomas
Mark Strudwick

Deputy Launch Authority

Additional Crew

Lifeboat Crew: Kevin Murphy, Helmsman. Jamie Mathys and Dean Nettleton, Crew. Launch Crew: Jerry Gilby, Tractor Driver. Mark Strudwick and Yorkie Lomas, Crew.

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