Search for missing person

Launch No: 279
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Location: Search between the Hgher Ferry and Coombe Point.

The Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked to search the foreshore between the Higher Ferry and Coombe Point for a person who had been missing since the previous evening. The casualty was found ashore by the Dartmouth Coastguard volunteer Search and Rescue team and the lifeboat was stood down. As the crew returned they monitored an alarm call set off by a Personal Locator Beacon and the bearing suggested that it had come from a house near Warfleet creek.


Request Received 9:24am
Time to recovery 1 hour, 16 minutes
Back on Service 10:50am


Sea/River State River and sea calm
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Rich Eggleton
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Dai Richards (Tractor Driver)
Paul Manley
Stuart Millard

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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