Seriously ill man evacuated from cruiser

Launch No: 93
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The Coastguard requested the Lifeboat to take a Paramedic to a 60ft Motor Cruiser berthed in Dartmouth Harbour. She and the Paramedic on the lifeboat crew assessed the casualty as being seriously ill and requiring immediate transfer to Hospital. The lifeboat returned to the Dartmouth shore to collect another three crew and the six fully First Aid trained volunteers were able to lower the casualty on their stretcher down into the lifeboat. He was taken to a waiting ambulance on the Lower Ferry slip for onward transfer to Torbay Hospital.


Request Received 9:16pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 3 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 38 minutes
Back on Service 11:02pm


Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction East-Southeast
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

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