Medical evacuation from yacht

Launch No: 136
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Friday, 11 November 2011
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

A middle aged holiday maker had become very short of breath whilst on a yacht on the Kingswear trots. The condition had not responded to his own medication and he requested medical help. The inshore lifeboat attended and he was assessed by the paramedic crew member. He was given oxygen and transferred by lifeboat to a waiting ambulance on the Higher ferry slipway for onward transfer to Torbay Hospital.


Request Received 7:48pm
Time at incident 18 minutes
Time to recovery 52 minutes
Back on Service 8:50pm


Sea/River State River Choppy
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 16-21 knots

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