Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014

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... providing up-to-date news about the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat team serving the Dart — from Totnes to Dartmouth and beyond.



David Dimbleby, Patron of the Dart RNLI Lifeboat at the Gala Dinner

Latest News

Date: Fri 25 Jul 2014

August 2014 update

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.

Latest Launch

Date: Fri 18 Jul 2014

Search for missing person

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.

Dart D'Tales

Dart D'Tales, our regular Newsletter can be found: here.

Dart RNLI - What's on

Fri 1 Aug
  RNLI Flag Day
At: Dartmouth Town Centre
We will be collecting in and around the centre of Dartmouth.We still need a few volunteers to fill the later morning slots. ..    Read more >
Thu 7 Aug
  RNLI Fete
At: The Royal Avenue Gardens
Enjoy your tea and cakes and then browse through the items in the RNLI shop. ..    Read more >
Sat 16 Aug
  Vehicle Gathering and Classic Car Rally
At: Coronation Park
Come and see Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Stationary Engines.There have been over a hundred enquiries so it should be a great day. ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Friday - 06:00 BST: Thick Cloud, 16°C (61°F)

Temperature: 16°C (61°F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 5mph, Humidity: 96%, Pressure: 1010mb, Falling, Visibility: Good


Tide Times & Heights for
Dartmouth on 1st August 2014

03:23 - Low Tide (1.10m)
10:04 - High Tide (4.30m)
15:33 - Low Tide (1.20m)
22:09 - High Tide (4.40m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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