Medevac of boatman who developed severe pain around midnight.

Launch No: 404
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Saturday, 3 August 2019
Location: Up river from Noss marina

A 30ft wooden boat that had been put in the water five days before was continuing to take on water and required pumping out every three hours. Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority were aware and had supplied them with a pump. Just before midnight the Coastguard was alerted as a middle aged man on board had developed severe pain and required urgent examination in Hospital. The RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 lifeboat was launched and took the man and another ashore to the Noss Marina where they awaited an ambulance. The Berry Head coastguard SAR team came to care for the casualty which allowed the lifeboat to return to the boat. The casualty’s driver later decided to drive to Torbay Hospital and they were escorted there by the Coastguard team. The Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority duty team were alerted and towed the boat to a safe berth.


Request Received 11:42pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 19 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 28 minutes
Back on Service 2:19am


Sea/River State River Smooth
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 4-6 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Buster Hart
Kevin Murphy

Shore Crew

Pete Callis
Karl Guess

Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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