Launch to person reported to be in the water

Launch No: 249
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 11 January 2016
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

A person was reported to be in the water near the Town Quay pontoon when cries for help were heard coming from that direction. The RNLI Dart Inshore Lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard to attend and launched in six minutes. On arrival at the scene it was established that the casualty was a fisherman who had tried to make his way back to his vessel but had given up the attempt and climbed onto the pontoon and shouted for help. He had been taken ashore by another vessel. The lifeboat crew recovered the tender and returned it to its mooring. The casualty was then taken safely to his vessel. Lifeboat crew; Buster Hart, helmsman. Haydn Glanvill and Rich Eggleton crew. Shore crew; Pete Callis Tractor driver. Paul Manley crew.


Request Received 9:29pm
Time at incident 35 minutes
Time to recovery 51 minutes
Back on Service 10:25pm


Sea/River State River Calm Ebbing tide
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 10 knots

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