Person in the water reported by National Coastwatch.

Launch No: 346
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Location: Froward Point. Start Bay.
L346 Dart lifeboat searching close to Froward Point
Photo: Andy Kyle
L346 Dart lifeboat searching close to Froward Point

An observer in the National Coastwatch Institution look out point at Froward point believed that he could see a body in the water, close to the rocks below them. The RNLI Dart D class inshore lifeboat had just completed their search in the Blackpool Sands area (L345) and was diverted by the Coastguard to Froward Point. The lifeboat was conned onto the object in the water by the NCI observer over the radio. What was believed to be a yellow rucksack turned out to be a yellow crab pot buoy and the lifeboat was stood down from both tasks. The NCI team and the lifeboat carry out training exercises for just such an eventuality and it was good to see how well the directions worked.

Time

Lifeboat underway at time of request.

Request Received 6:31pm
Time at incident 4 minutes
Time to recovery 39 minutes
Back on Service 7:23pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight Chop
Wind Direction East
Wind Strength 11 knots
AIS tracks of Launches 345 and 346

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Will Davis
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Steve Wallis (Tractor Driver)
Caleb Brown
Yorkie Lomas
Jamie Mathys

Station address

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

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