Yachtsman with head injury requests assistance

Launch No: 448
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Location: Near the Mewstone
Photo: Andy Kyle

Dart RNLI B-825 Launched to assist a crew member who had sustained a head injury.from a swinging boom. The Lifeboat towed the yacht back into the port of Dartmouth where the tow was taken over by Dart Harbour. Two of the lifeboat crew including one of our paramedics remained aboard the yacht and two sped to Darthaven to assist the ambulance crew. This being the first but not the last launch of the day as it happened! A busy Day for Dart RNLI!


Request Received 9:28am
Time at incident 40 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 36 minutes
Back on Service 11:10am


Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 4-6 knots
B Class Track

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Rich Eggleton
Yorkie Lomas
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Phil Braackenburg

Station address

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

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