Date: Fri, 26 May 2017

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Update 2 Feb. 2017
Regrettably Dart D’Tales can no longer be produced and distributed in its current form. The November 2016 issue was the last. Many thanks to all those who produced copy and photographs over the 28 issues and to our loyal advertisers and the Friends of the Dart lifeboat, without whom it could not have been produced.
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Latest News

Date: Fri 31 Mar 2017

News update

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Photographer: John Fenton Dart Lifeboat Press officer

Rob Clements is on the right of the photo and Mark Strudwick is on the left.Rob has been the Dart Lifeboat Operations Manager since the 1st of January 2005 and he first volunteered for the role at the inaugural meeting in the Dartmouth Yacht Club seeking volunteers in August 2004. It is thanks to his skill and guidance that the station has become one that the RNLI can be proud of. It its 10 short years of life we have launched 281 times and saved 10 lives. Rob hands over to Mark Strudwick on 1st April.

Latest Launch

Date: Wed 24 May 2017

False alarm

Location: A381 bridge at Totnes

A man reported to the emergency services that he was stuck under the A381 bridge across the Dart at Totnes.The lifeboat was launched after a discussion between the DLA and the Coastguard as to whether a launch was feasible as there would be less than 0.3m of water at the scene as it was a very low spring tide.The Dartmouth Coastguard was also deployed to provide a communication link.The Fire Service could not locate the man at the scene and he was later found by the Police at his home.

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The Weather in Dartmouth:
Friday - 17:00 BST: Sunny, 22°C (72°F)

Temperature: 22°C (72°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 19mph, Humidity: 58%, Pressure: 1012mb, Falling, Visibility: Good


Tide Times & Heights for Dartmouth on 26th May 2017

00:46 - Low Tide (0.32m)
07:16 - High Tide (4.97m)
13:11 - Low Tide (0.23m)
19:38 - High Tide (5.07m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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