Shoreline river search for missing person.

Launch No: 23
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Location: Initially a search of the river, Old Mill Creek to Dartmouth Castle.

The Lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard to join the search for a missing person. There was an initial Police briefing at the Station and a decision to search the river from Old Mill Creek to Dartmouth Castle. When that area had been covered they were tasked to search the river bank from Blackness Rock, Dittisham, back to Dartmouth. The missing person then contacted the Police who were able to narrow the search to the Warfleet area. The ILB was tasked to search Warfleet creek. The missing person was found by one of the mobile Coastguard team on Gallants Bower and referred to Hospital.


Request Received 1:38pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 36 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 35 minutes
Back on Service 4:23pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 5 knots

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