Photographer Matt Davies. LPO Salcombe
Monty Halls and Rachel Cole were extremely disappointed to have to make the decision to turn back on their Grace Darling Memorial row. Having faced head winds all the way they decided to turn back nine miles short of their objective, the Eddystone Light, when the weather forecast changed. They were at sea for two days and have raised a magnificent £1548, including Gift Aid, so far for the RNLI on their www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/GraceDarlingMemorialRow web site. They worked incredibly hard and there is still time to add to this.
Date: Fri 6 Dec 2013
Breaking news; On the night that Nelson Mandela died (5 Dec) the RNLI Flood Rescue volunteers from Dart along with volunteer crew from the following lifeboat stations – St Agnes, Looe, Appledore, Exmouth, Weymouth, Swanage and Burnham on Sea were deployed to back up other RNLI teams carrying out rescues in N. Wales and the east coast. RNLI Flood Rescue teams rescued 25 residents from their flooded bungelows in Rhyl, N Wales and other rescues were carried out in the east. That night all sixteen boats in the RNLI F R teams were deployed, either to the coast or as standby.
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Date: Sun 3 Nov 2013
Location: Search of River Dart, centered on Bow Creek
The RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to join three mobile Search and Rescue Coastguard teams, the Police and a Police helicopter in a search for a missing person.At this time (20:45) the search is continuing in strong winds and heavy rain.The track of the lifeboat can be followed on www.marinetraffic.com The Torbay all weather RNLI lifeboat has been tasked to join the search.They will search the main river on their way up to the Anchor Stone beyond which they are limited by the depth of the water on a falling tide.
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The Weather in Dartmouth:
Friday - 09:00 GMT: Mist, 12°C (54°F)