Search for missing children

Launch No: 208
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 12 May 2014
Location: River Dart Totnes

The Coastguard requested that the lifeboat launch to assist the Police in a search for two 6 year old children, missing since 18:30 in Totnes. The search area was from Baltic Wharf to the weir above Totnes. As the lifeboat was passing Kiln Farmhouse on their way to the search area the children were found by the police and the crew were stood down.


Request Received 8:10pm
Time to recovery 22 minutes
Back on Service 8:40pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Kevin John

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Dean Nettleton

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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