Single sculler concussed in Head of the Dart race

Launch No: 104
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Photo: Kevin Pyne
Mildly concussed sculler rescued during Head of the River race

The Inshore lifeboat was training on the Dart when they were called to a single sculler with moderate concussion who was taking part in the annual Head of the Dart race. The incident took place at Sandridge Point, opposite Higher Gurrow Point, Galmpton. The casualty was taken to the Higher Ferry slip at Dartmouth and was treated by waiting Paramedics. His boat was retrieved by Kevin Pyne, Race Marshall.


Request Received 1:10pm
Time at incident 19 minutes
Time to recovery 35 minutes
Back on Service 1:55pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 4-6 knots

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