Night search for female, possibly in the water.

Launch No: 344
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Friday, 29 June 2018
Location: Warfleet Creek. Dartmouth Harbour.

The Police were notified by a person in Kingswear that a lady was heard to be calling for help in the area of Warfleet creek. The Police helicopter was already nearby and was diverted to carry out an aerial search. The helicopter crew found nothing abnormal and the Police requested the Coastguard to call out the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat and the Dartmouth and Berry Head mobile coastguard search and rescue teams to carry out a further search of the area. The teams used searchlights and, aided by the light of a full moon and a flat calm in the river, were confident that no one was in the water. After 30 minutes the Coastguard called off the search and teams returned to their stations.


Request Received 11:25pm
Time at incident 27 minutes
Time to recovery 49 minutes
Back on Service 12:35am


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction North-Northeast
Wind Strength 4 knots
Launch 344. AIS track of search by the lifeboat

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Buster Hart (Tractor Driver)
Dani Lodge
Tom Shanley

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