Search for missing Totnesian

Launch No: 164
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Location: River Dart Long Marsh to Totnes Weir

HM Coastguard requested that the lifeboat join a search by four Coastguard crews and local Police for a missing Totnesian. After a difficult passage to Totnes the lifeboat crew searched both river banks from Long Marsh, around Vire Island and up to Totnes Weir. No one was found by any of the teams and the search was stood down after just over two and a half hours. Lifeboat crew; Buster Hart, Helmsman with Mark Conroy and Kevin John Launch crew: Mark Strudwick.


Request Received 5:56am
Time at incident 2 hour, 40 minutes
Time to recovery 3 hour, 34 minutes
Back on Service 9:40am


Sea/River State River Choppy Heavy rain
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 40 knots

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