Two kayakers rescued

Launch No: 154
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Location: Newfoundland Cove Dart Estuary

Two men were attempting to paddle from Dartmouth to Paignton in an overloaded kayak. They became swamped as they left the estuary and managed to beach the craft on the rocks at the entrance to Newfoundland Cove. They contacted the Coastguard by mobile phone who then called out the R.N.L.I lifeboat. The two men were returned to the Darthaven Marina. The lifeboat then returned to the scene and towed the kayak back to it's owners. Lifeboat crew. Tony Chapman, helmsman. Haydn Glanvill & Lee Darch, crew. Launch crew. Jim Brent, Tractor driver. Pete Callis, Monty Halls, Kevin Murphy and Al Duffy.


Request Received 1:06pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 19 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 44 minutes
Back on Service 3:05pm


Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction North
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

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