Search for vulnerable missing person

Launch No: 253
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Location: Search area; Ham Point to Sharpham Boathouse, River Dart

The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard Centre in Falmouth to assist in the shoreline search for a vulnerable missing person. The crew were liaising with the Coastguard search and rescue team at Dittisham when it was reported that the person had been found and the emergency services were stood down. The lifeboat returned to station.


Request Received 8:47pm
Time at incident 20 hour, 36 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 1 minutes
Back on Service 10:05pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction East
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Mark Conroy

Shore Crew

Buster Hart (Tractor Driver)
Jamie Mathys
Stuart Millard

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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