Stand by as casualty winched off cliff.

Launch No: 13
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Location: Blackpool Sands, 3 miles West of Dart Estuary, Start Bay.

Whilst already afloat on a training exercise the ILB was tasked by the Coastguard to attend an incident where a man was stuck on the cliff at Blackpool Sands. The mobile CG unit was at the cliff top. The ILB was asked to stand by as a CG helicopter winched the man from the cliff to the local carpark. The casualty was then transferred to Hospital by Ambulance with minor injuries.


Request Received 7:26pm
Time at incident 45 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 15 minutes
Back on Service 8:55pm


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 20 knots

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