Search for missing person

Launch No: 233
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 19 July 2015
Location: Search River Dart from Anchor Stone to the Range
Photo: Riki Bannister ALPO
A joint search with the Dartmouth Coastguard SAR volunteers

Fishing vessel reported a Suzuki dinghy with a 4hp outboard with no occupants adrift mid river near Kingswear.The fishing vessel towed the dinghy to the commercial pontoon and tied up. Falmouth Coastguard tasked Dart RNLI to search the river for possible missing persons at 05:45. Dartmouth Coastguard Search and Rescue Team carried out a shorline search. Dartmouth Harbour Authority were also searching the river. Berry Head and Torbay Coastguard Search and Rescue Teams carried out a shoreline search on Kingswear side of the river. The Coastguard helicopter also assisted. Operations were stood down at 11:30 after more than five and a half hours of searching. Search area covered Anchor Stone to Combe point First Lifeboat Crew :- Buster Hart, helmsman, Haydn Glanvill and Dean Nettleton crew. Shore Crew :- Mark Strudwick Second Lifeboat Crew:- Andy Pomeroy, helmsman. Mark Conroy and Richard Eggleton crew. Shore Crew. Paul Manley


Request Received 5:48am
Time at incident 5 hour, 28 minutes
Time to recovery 6 hour, 12 minutes
Back on Service 12:15pm


Sea/River State Smooth
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 3 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Mark Strudwick (Tractor Driver)

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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