Date: Tue, 24 May 2016

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Update. 9 May 2016. The May edition of Dart D'Tales has been distributed. If you have not received the copy you were expecting and / or would like to receive the monthly email updates  giving the latest Operational news and details of forthcoming events, please contact John Fenton using the "Contact us" tab on this web site. Dart D'Tales can also be viewed by clicking the link on this Home page.

Latest News

Date: Fri 29 Apr 2016

RNLI Dart update May 2016

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Photographer: John Fenton

Commander Ed Featherstone is thanked by Commodore Jake Moores at the Branch AGM

Latest Launch

Date: Sun 8 May 2016

Hypothermic Kayaker rescued from the River Dart

Location: Lower Gurrow Point, near Dittisham, River Dart


Photographer: Riki Bannister, Assistant Lifeboat Press Officer

A 27 year old experienced kayaker from Somerset had been kayaking alone on the Dart for most of the day.As he was returning to Dittisham in the dusk he capsized in the gusty conditions and was unable to reboard the boat.He swam it the 500m to the nearest shore but was unable to climb through the trees to the field above.After 30 minutes waiting for another boat to pass and up to his waist in the water fending his boat off the rocks, he called the Coastguard on his mobile phone.

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The Weather in Dartmouth:
Tuesday - 06:00 BST: Sunny Intervals, 9°C (48°F)

Temperature: 9°C (48°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 5mph, Humidity: 87%, Pressure: 1021mb, Falling, Visibility: Very Good


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