Launch No: 205
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Location: Flat Owers, Galmpton, River Dart
Photo: RNLI Dart
Kevin Murphy on the helm
A rowing skiff with 5 persons on board was making its way from Totnes to the start of the Head of the River race in Dartmouth. They went aground on the Flat Owers mud bank. When the lifeboat reached the scene they could not get to the boat due to the lack of water but made verbal contact to ensure that they were OK. The lifeboat remained on scene until the skiff refloated and escorted them back to Dartmouth where they were checked by the St John's Ambulance team.