Provided support to Coastguard and Police

Launch No: 282
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Location: South Embankment. Dartmouth Harbour

The lifeboat crew were already afloat on a proactive patrol when they were tasked by Solent Coastguard to provide cover for the local coastguard team who were talking down two youths who were threatening to jump in the river. The Police arrived and the situation was resolved.


Request Received 2:05pm
Time to recovery 43 minutes
Back on Service 3:10pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 7-12 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Crispin Brabner
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Chris Tracey (Tractor Driver)

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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Visitor Centre address

RNLI Visitor Centre
9 South Embankment (Ground Floor)
Devon TQ6 9BH

Visitor Centre phone number

01803 832423

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