35ft yacht stuck in mud assisted by lifeboat

Launch No: 132
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Location: Parsons Mud Flat, River Dart

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

Time

Request Received 2:47pm
Time at incident 38 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 8 minutes
Back on Service 4:08pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Smooth
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 4-5 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

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

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