A 35ft yacht 'Kaylia' with four persons on board had become stuck in mud on Parsons Flat in the River Dart. The lifeboat crew found the keel of the vessel stuck fast and attempted to tow the vessel off but without success. The crew then assisted the yacht crew to deploy a kedge anchor from the mast to ensure the vessel remained upright during low water.
The yacht crew did not wish to go ashore and remained with their vessel until the tide lifted her off the mud.
Crew : Helmsman Kevin Murphy; assisted by Kevin John and Alan Duffy
Shore crew: Yorkie Lomas, Steve Wallis