Medevac after ankle injury at Greenway boathouse

Launch No: 399
Craft: Dudley Jane. D-838
Saturday, 20 July 2019
Location: Greenway Boathouse. River Dart.
1st launch of D-838 at RNLI Dart
Photo: Stuart Millard
1st launch of D-838 at RNLI Dart

Two paramedics attended a young lady who had injured her ankle near the Greenway Boathouse. They gave her pain relief. Due to the difficulties in transferring her  on land the Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat to take her and her parents to a waiting ambulance at the Higher ferry slip and the Berry Head Coastguard team to assist in transferring her to the lifeboat as it was low tide. This was the first call out of the new RNLI Dart D class lifeboat D-838.


Request Received 4:03pm
Time at incident 13 minutes
Time to recovery 44 minutes
Back on Service 5:10pm


Sea/River State River Smooth
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Jamie Mathys

Shore Crew

Steve Wallis (Tractor Driver)
Paul Manley

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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