Search for missing person

Launch No: 123
Craft: Ole Schroder. D-740
Friday, 12 August 2011
Location: River Dart. Old Mill creek

The Brixham Coastguard co-ordinated a search by mobile Coastguard teams from Dartmouth and Prawle along with the Dart inshore lifeboat volunteers. The lifeboat crew searched as far into Old Mill creek as they could due to the state of the tide before searching the river bank up as far as the Ham at Dittisham. The casualty was found in Old Mill woods by the mobile Coastguard team and they arranged transfer to Torbay Hospital.


Request Received 12:09pm
Time at incident 36 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 5 minutes
Back on Service 1:20pm


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

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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