Transfer of injured yachtsman ashore

Launch No: 296
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour
Photo: Riki Bannister

Ambulance Control, via Solent Coastguard, requested the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat to attend a visiting yachtsman whose Twister 28 was taking part in the Channel Classics Regatta in Dartmouth.

He had fallen the previous evening on board and injured his left arm and chest. He was berthed on the DA pontoon with no connection to the shore but the call to the Ambulance service did not give his precise position in the harbour, hence the delay in finding him.

The RNLI inshore lifeboat crew provided casualty care until a S. West Ambulance Paramedic arrived and was transported to the casualty. Casualty and Paramedic were then taken ashore for onward transportation to Torbay Hospital.


Request Received 11:56am
Time at incident 20 minutes
Time to recovery 54 minutes
Back on Service 1:05pm


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

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Ewen Menzies
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Mark Strudwick (Tractor Driver)
Caleb Brown
Kevin Murphy

Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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