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Byline: Dart and Torbay RNLI lifeboats joined three land based Coastguard teams, along with Police and a helicopter, to search for a missing person around Bow Creek on the River Dart.
Page Content: The Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to join three mobile Search and Rescue Coastguard teams, the Police and a Police helicopter in a search for a missing person just before 18:30 on Sunday 3 November. The search was conducted in total darkness, strong winds and heavy rain. The Torbay all weather RNLI lifeboat was later tasked to join the search. The Torbay crew searched the main river on their way up to the Anchor Stone beyond which they were limited by the depth of the water on a falling tide. They were able to improve communications between the search parties, which are poor in the upper reaches of the navigable Dart. The D class inshore lifeboat returned to station after three hours of searching, for a crew change, refuelling and new batteries for the searchlight.  At 22:26, after they had resumed the search, all the search teams were stood down when a body was revealed by the falling tide in Bow Creek. Both RNLI lifeboats returned safely to their stations. For more information please speak to the Devon and Cornwall Police Press office.
Byline: Dart and Torbay RNLI lifeboats joined three land based Coastguard teams, along with Police and a helicopter, to search for a missing person around Bow Creek on the River Dart.
Page Content: The Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to join three mobile Search and Rescue Coastguard teams, the Police and a Police helicopter in a search for a missing person just before 18:30 on Sunday 3 November. The search was conducted in total darkness, strong winds and heavy rain. The Torbay all weather RNLI lifeboat was later tasked to join the search. The Torbay crew searched the main river on their way up to the Anchor Stone beyond which they were limited by the depth of the water on a falling tide. They were able to improve communications between the search parties, which are poor in the upper reaches of the navigable Dart. The D class inshore lifeboat returned to station after three hours of searching, for a crew change, refuelling and new batteries for the searchlight.  At 22:26, after they had resumed the search, all the search teams were stood down when a body was revealed by the falling tide in Bow Creek. Both RNLI lifeboats returned safely to their stations. For more information please speak to the Devon and Cornwall Police Press office.