2nd Rescue today! Drifting inflatable off Blackpool Sands

Launch No: 449
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Location: Blackpool Sands
Photo: John Fenton RNLI Dart LPO
The 21 yr olds thanked the Dart crew for bringing them back to shore

No sooner had Dart RNLI 825 crew put the craft back on its moorings then another call out pinged through the pagers. At the same time that a vessel appeared to be sinking in the Torbay area, we were tasked to assist 2 females on a small orange inflatable who were drifting out to sea off Blackpool Sands. 

Time

Request Received 2:39pm
Time at incident 10 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 3 minutes
Back on Service 3:55pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 4-6 knots
AIS tracks showing Launch 448 and 449 to Blackpool Sands

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Yorkie Lomas
Ewen Menzies
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Mark Strudwick

Deputy Launch Authority

Phil Braackenburg

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RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9RR

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