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: Fri 18 Jul 2014
Location: Search area; Maypool to Sandyridge. River Dart
The lifeboat crew were tasked by the Coastguard to join the search for a missing person.They were to search the riverbank on the east side of the Dart from Maypool to Sandyridge.The search was curtailed and the ILB stood down when the missing person was found on the coastal path safe and well.Lifeboat crew.Kev Murphy, helmsman.Mark Conroy and Chris Rampling
Launch crew.Jerry Gilby Tractor driver.Buster hart, Dean Nettleton and Mark Strudwick crew.
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