Inflatable recovered

Launch No: 291
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Location: Blackpool Sands. Start Bay
Photo: RNLI Crew

The RNLI inshore lifeboat and the Dartmouth Coastguard SAR team were tasked by the Coastguard when an inflatable was reported to have been blown out to sea from Blackpool Sands. As the inflatable was not immediately observable and the wind was fresh, the lifeboat carried our a search as they approached Blackpool Sands. The inflatable was recovered from the rocks 150m east of Blackpool sands. In the event no one had been in the inflatable and the owners were ashore with the Coastguard team.

Time

Request Received 5:02pm
Time to recovery 1 hour, 13 minutes
Back on Service 6:30pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Moderate Chop
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Katy Locke
Mark Conroy

Shore Crew

Dai Richards (Tractor Driver)
Jerry Gilby
Kevin John

Station address

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

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