Medevac after being in Raft Race

Launch No: 406
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Saturday, 24 August 2019
Location: Pontoon by the Double Steps. Dartmouth Harbour.

The RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 lifeboat  was on exercise in Dartmouth Harbour when they were called over by members of the public to a participant in the Regatta Raft race who had fallen on the pontoon after disembarking from his raft. The First Aid trained crew quickly assessed him, got him out of the sun and cooled him down. He was assisted ashore by the lifeboat crew and handed over to the Event medical team.


Request Received 12:50pm
Time at incident 34 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 5 minutes
Back on Service 1:24pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction East-Southeast
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Crispin Brabner
Tom Shanley

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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