Medevac in Dartmouth Harbour

Launch No: 425
Craft: Staines Whitfield. B-795
Friday, 15 May 2020
Location: Dartmouth harbour
Photo: Andy Kyle
Medevac of casualty from Kingswear pontoon

RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard to medevac a middle aged boatman urgently from the Kingswear pontoon where he had been attending to his boat. He was assessed and given appropriate Casualty care including Oxygen. He was then transferred to Darthaven marina where he was handed over to the care of the Ambulance service. This rescue was later officially assessed by the RNLI and classified as having assisted in saving a life. Two lives have now been saved by the Dart RNLI volunteers whilst on the B class lifeboat during its two year trial with he station.


Request Received 11:35am
Time at incident 26 minutes
Time to recovery 46 minutes
Back on Service 1:20pm


Sea/River State River Smooth
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 4-6 knots Force 2

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Karl Guess
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

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RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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