Medevac from Cruise Ship

Launch No: 286
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour
Photo: Andy Kyle

The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard to assist SW Ambulance with a medevac from the cruise ship Serenissima moored in the River Dart. The male 81 year old casualty from East Devon had a suspected fractured hip and assistance was required to evacuate him from the upper decks. The ILB attended the scene with the SW Ambulance paramedic and the crew paramedic on board. The crew paramedic assisted the ambulance paramedic with the treatment of the casualty. The lifeboat crew evacuated the casualty down three decks to the Harbour Authority vessel Lynx and he was taken across the river to the awaiting Coastguard team and ambulance. He was transferred to hospital in Exeter.


Request Received 8:45am
Time to recovery 1 hour, 15 minutes
Back on Service 10:10am


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction East
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Haydn Glanvill
Lee Darch
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Mick Jones (Tractor Driver)
Paul Manley

Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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