Search in Dartmouth Harbour for missing woman

Launch No: 235
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 3 August 2015
Location: Dartmouth Harbour
Searching the Dart foreshore in search for missing woman
Photo: Andy Kyle
Searching the Dart foreshore in search for missing woman

The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked, along with the Dartmouth and Berry Head Coastguard Search and Cliff Rescue teams, to search for a woman who was reported to have attempted to swim to the Kingswear side of the river, having missed the last ferry. Whilst the lifeboat was searching the harbour, the lady was found asleep ashore on a pontoon by the Dartmouth Coastguards. She had not entered the water. Clothing, unrelated to the first incident, was found on the riverside during the search and the lifeboat crew carried out a further search in the area to check for anyone else that might have been in the water. No one was found and the lifeboat conveyed the lady to the Kingswear slip to be taken home by a member of the Berry Head Coastguard team. 


Request Received 3:15am
Time at incident 35 minutes
Time to recovery 56 minutes
Back on Service 4:20am


Sea/River State River Calm Ebbing tide
Wind Direction South-Southeast
Wind Strength 3 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Dai Richards (Tractor Driver)
Pete Callis
Stuart Millard
Mark Strudwick
Chris Tracey

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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