Medevac of casualty in severe pain on anchored yacht

Launch No: 411
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Saturday, 7 September 2019
Location: North of Parsons Mud. River Dart
The casualty was brought ashore on a stretcher in the B class lifeboat
Photo: Andy Kyle
The casualty was brought ashore on a stretcher in the B class lifeboat

The RNLI Dart B class lifeboat and D class lifeboat were tasked to assist the skipper of a yacht anchored on the Dart north of Parsons Mud. He was loading lockers in a cramped position when he suddenly suffered severe pain in his leg. A stretcher and Entonox were taken to the scene on the Atlantic 75 and the crew of the D class were originally sent to help transfer the casualty but then changed crew with the crew of the B class as they were more highly trained in First Aid. It was the first time that the Entonox had been used by the Dart volunteers  and it gave good pain relief. The casualty was taken on the stretcher in the B class to a waiting ambulance crew on the Town Pontoon in Dartmouth.


Request Received 10:18am
Time at incident 45 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 7 minutes
Back on Service 11:30am


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

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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