12 August 2015. The August 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.
Date: Wed 16 Sep 2015
Photographer: John Fenton RNLI Lifeboat Press officer
Ewen Menzies takes the helm whilst training in Dartmouth harbour.Operational update September 2015.It was suggested in the August Ops update that life was surprisingly quiet for the lifeboat crew. We should have known better. Since the end of July there have been 11-call outs. The one that reached the national Press concerned the rescue of a steer that fell from the cliffs into the sea near Compass Cove. The general opinion is that the lifeboat should launch, even to save the life of animals, if the owner asks for help or is seen to be putting their own life in...
Read more >>
Date: Thu 10 Sep 2015
Location: Vire Island. Totnes
A man was reported to be in the water at Vire Island, Totnes and the Coastguard requested the Dart ILB to launch.The man was recovered by the Police four minutes after the lifeboat launched and the crew were stood down.Lifeboat crew.Buster Hart, helmsman.Yorkie Lomas and Kevin John crew.Launch crew; Peter Callis, tractor driver.
Read more >>
Dart D'Tales, our regular Newsletter can be found: here.
The Weather in Dartmouth:
Saturday - 11:00 BST: Light Cloud, 14°C (57°F)