Search for missing person

Launch No: 216
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Friday, 18 July 2014
Location: Search area; Maypool to Sandyridge. River Dart

The lifeboat crew were tasked by the Coastguard to join the search for a missing person. They were to search the riverbank on the east side of the Dart from Maypool to Sandyridge. The search was curtailed and the ILB stood down when the missing person was found on the coastal path safe and well.


Request Received 8:26pm
Time at incident 12 minutes
Time to recovery 46 minutes
Back on Service 9:22pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Mark Conroy

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Buster Hart
Dean Nettleton
Mark Strudwick

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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