A 17ft open boat was reported by a Motor Launch on passage from Dartmouth to be drifting in the vicinity of the Homestone buoy in the Dart Estuary. The Coastguard asked the Dart ILB to investigate. The crew found that the engine was in the down position but was cold and no keys or indentification notices were found on the vessel. The CG backtracked the vessel's probable course to Torcross. The ILB carried out a shoreline search along the backtracked route until the RNLI Lifeguards from Slapton located the owner at Torcross. The ILB towed the vessel to the visitor's pontoon in Dartmouth.