Search for missing person

Launch No: 261
Craft: Arthur Hamilton. D-774
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Location: The shoreline east of Blackpool Sands. Start Bay
Photo: Andy Kyle

The Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to join the Police and local Coastguard SAR team following the report of a missing person. The lifeboat crew conducted a close inshore search between Blackpool Sands and Redlap Cove. They then visually searched the cliffs between Blackpool Sands and Strete Gate from off shore. The Coastguard team abseiled down the cliff to the east of Blackpool Sands and the Police helicopter carried out a search there to Start Point. No one was found.


Request Received 10:22am
Time to recovery 2 hour, 53 minutes
Back on Service 1:30pm


Sea/River State Moderate
Wind Direction South-Southeast
Wind Strength 10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Simon Amphlett (Tractor Driver)
Jerry Gilby
Dean Nettleton

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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