Search for two overdue canoeists.

Launch No: 31
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 20 July 2009
Location: Upstream search of River Dart.

A relative of two canoeists on holiday raised the alarm when they were overdue. They had left Dartmouth at 11am in a Canadian canoe and not returned by 8pm. The Coastguard asked the ILB to search the river. They were located onshore at Dittisham safe and well. The ILB brought the canoe back to Dartmouth and the mobile Coastguard team brought back the canoeists.


Request Received 8:25pm
Time at incident 7 minutes
Time to recovery 48 minutes
Back on Service 9:22pm


Sea/River State River Choppy
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 18 knots

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