Man thought to be in the water by Lower Ferry, Dartmouth Harbour

Launch No: 489
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Location: Dartmouth Harbour, on the Kingswear side, near the lower ferry,
Photo: Andy Kyle/RNLI
Lower Ferry crew updating the RNLI lifeboat crew

There were multiple 999 reports of shouting coming from the river on the Kingswear side, near the Lower Ferry.
Both Dart RNLI inshore lifeboats were launched to the scene as the Coastguard UK thought that there was a person in the river.
The ferry crew reported that a man was shouting across the river to his girlfriend on the Dartmouth side of the river and that he was not in the water.
The C/G CRT team arrived and found him safe onshore.
The man was handed over to the police and both boats were stood down and returned to station.


Request Received 10:27pm
Time at incident 7 minutes
Time to recovery 42 minutes
Back on Service 11:09pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 1-3 knots
ais track of Dart RNLI B class Launch 489

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Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Buster Hart
Andy Pomeroy
Chris Rampling

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Mark Strudwick

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