David Dimbleby, Patron of the Dart RNLI Lifeboat at the Gala Dinner
Date: Fri 25 Jul 2014
Photographer: John Fenton
The crew were called out 4 times in July but on the last occasion the missing child was found almost immediately and the crew were stood down. Two fishing boats developed engine problems and were towed in. The first was so close to the rocks in Leonards Cove that one of their crew had to jump overboard to push her off. It is fortunate that the weather was so calm or it could have been a different story. The lifeboat often is called out to work with other groups such as the mobile SAR Coastguard teams to search for missing persons.
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Date: Sat 30 Aug 2014
Location: 0.5 mile SE of the Dancing Beggars. Start Bay.
Photographer: Rich Eggleton RNLI
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.Lifeboat crew.Buster Hart, helmsman.Richard Eggleton and Haydn Glanvill.Launch crew.Steve Wallis, tractor driver.
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