Photo: John Fenton Dart Lifeboat Press officer
Jerry Gilby retrieves the ILB after launch when flares reported
Tasked after the sighting of two red flares to the east of Sharpham. The Dartmouth Coastguard search and rescue team had not identified the source and the Solent Coastguard requested the inshore lifeboat to search the area on the river. It transpired that it had been a false call with good intent.