Tasked to two incidents at Dartmouth Regatta

Launch No: 131
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

Having just completed an Air Sea Rescue demonstration with an RN Sea King helicopter from Culdrose the Dart inshore lifeboat was, with others, recovering members of the Black Knight Army Parachute team from the river during Dartmouth Regatta. During this they were tasked by the Coast Guard to two incidents. The first involved a casualty who was being brought to the Town Quay by a race safety RIB. The casualty had been under a Sailability Hawk dinghy which had capsized whilst racing. The lifeboat crew were joined by RNLI lifeguards who had been on duty at the Lifeboat station in providing First Aid and Oxygen. The casualty was transferred to hospital by Air Ambulance which took off from Britannia Naval College. The second casualty had been knocked overboard and received a head injury from the boom off Blackpool sands during a yacht race. The yacht recovered him unaided. The lifeboat crew boarded the yacht to administer First Aid as the yacht returned to harbour. Again the Life Guards assisted with First Aid once the yacht had berthed at Town Quay. The patient was subsequently air lifted by RN Sea King to hospital.


Request Received 1:07pm
Time at incident 30 minutes
Time to recovery 43 minutes
Back on Service 2:00pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

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Devon TQ6 9RR

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