Shoreline search for overdue fishermen

Launch No: 87
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Location: Dartmouth Harbour. Search Newfoundland Cove to Kelly Bay
Photo: Andy Kyle
Time lapse photo of shreline search at night

Two fishermen had parked their car and spent the evening angling from the rocks at Froward point. They were expected back at 20:00 hrs and the alarm was raised. The Coastguard launched a search by the mobile coastguard team and requested the Dart lifeboat to conduct a shoreline search. The fishermen were located by the land based team, walking back to their car.


Request Received 12:27am
Time at incident 12 minutes
Time to recovery 48 minutes
Back on Service 1:25am


Sea/River State Sea Calm
Wind Direction West-Northwest
Wind Strength 1-3 knots

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