Reports of Intoxicated Male having a late night swim

Launch No: 486
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Friday, 8 October 2021
Location: Lower Ferry Slipway
Photo: Andy Kyle

Dart B Class Lifeboat launched on service to assist the coastguard in searching for an intoxicated male who entered the water near the lower ferry slipway. A search was carried out along the banks of the river but nothing was found. A little later reports of wet footsteps from the river, along the road confirmed that the casualty had exited the water. In agreement with the Coastguard, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to base.


Request Received 11:30pm
Time at incident 58 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 40 minutes
Back on Service 1:10am


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 1-3 knots Force 1-1
Midnight search for man reported to be in the water

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Karl Guess
Kevin Murphy
Tom Shanley

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Sophie Rennie

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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