Search for missing person

Launch No: 139
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Location: River Dart

The lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard to search for a missing lady along the eastern foreshoreof the river from the Lower Ferry to Dittisham. No one was found. The Police and mobile Coastguard teams continued the search after the lifeboat was stood down. Lifeboat Crew; Kevin Murphy Helm, Steve Wallis and Mark Conroy crew. Launch crew; Jerry Gilby Tractor driver and Mark Strudwick.


Request Received 11:59am
Time at incident 1 hour, 55 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 15 minutes
Back on Service 2:20pm


Sea/River State River Choppy
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 20 knots

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

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