Medevac in Dartmouth Harbour.

Launch No: 483
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Monday, 13 September 2021
Location: Dartmouth harbour
Photo: Andy Kyle

The Falmouth Coastguard alerted Dart RNLI to a casualty aboard a 22m motor yacht moored on the Dartmouth midstream buoys between the N. Embankment and Kingswear. The casualty had a known condition and was in severe pain. The crew of the Dart Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat were tasked to assess and stabilise the casualty whilst awaiting the ambulance which was not immediately available. Medical assistance, including the use of appropriate medication and oxygen, was given. One of the lifeboat crew was also a Paramedic with the South West Ambulance service.  Once the lifeboat crew were onboard, the lifeboat went to collect one of the Dartmouth's public defibrillators should it be needed. The patient was then transferred to a waiting ambulance on the Kingswear side of the river. This callout is  being assessed as a life saved.


Request Received 11:33pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 45 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 7 minutes
Back on Service 1:40am


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 4-6 knots
ais track of Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Haydn Glanvill
Stuart Millard
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Michael Bryant-Mole

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

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