Suspected missing person

Launch No: 240
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Location: Deep Water Landings below higher ferry
The river was searched for a missing person
Photo: Andy Kyle
The river was searched for a missing person

The lifeboat was tasked by Falmouth Coastguard at 0414 to search the River Dart for a missing person. He was reported missing by a family member but was later found to be safe and well asleep on his yacht.


Request Received 4:10am
Time at incident 13 minutes
Time to recovery 40 minutes
Back on Service 4:55am


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

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Ewen Menzies

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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Devon TQ6 9BH

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