Yachtsman with hand injuries

Launch No: 225
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Location: 0.5 mile SE of the Dancing Beggars. Start Bay.
Photo: Richard Eggleton RNLI
Lifeboat paramedic treats casualty with hand injuries

A yachtsman on the 32 ft. yacht Tokolosh 2 injured both hands in a block. The Coastguard asked the Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat to attend and they launched with their Paramedic crewman on board. The yacht was met between the castles and the paramedic was put on board to treat the casualty. After bandaging he was transferred in the lifeboat to Sandquay to be handed over to the Emergency Care Practitioner.

Yachtsman with hand injuries is brought ashore
Photo: Andy Kyle
Yachtsman with hand injuries is brought ashore


Request Received 3:13pm
Time at incident 11 minutes
Time to recovery 37 minutes
Back on Service 4:00pm


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 11-18 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Rich Eggleton
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Steve Wallis (Tractor Driver)
Tony Chapman
Lee Darch
John Fenton
Kevin Murphy

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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