Search for missing person

Launch No: 359
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 4 November 2018
Location: Dartmouth harbour

A local man had been reported missing and the Dart RNLI D class inshore lifeboat was tasked to search Warfleet Creek and the shoreline along the South and North Embankments. No one was found by the lifeboat crew or the Police. Land based coastguard SAR teams from Dartmouth and Prawle continued their search of Blackpool Sands and the coastal path to Compass Cove.


Request Received 8:23pm
Time at incident 30 minutes
Time to recovery 37 minutes
Back on Service 9:10pm


Sea/River State River Choppy
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 17 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Rampling (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Stuart Millard (Tractor Driver)
Dani Lodge

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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

Visitor Centre phone number

01803 832423

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