Report of people in the water. A false alarm.

Launch No: 12
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Location: Leonards Cove, 3 miles West of the Dart estuary. Start Bay.

The Coastguard requested that the ILB go to Leonard's Cove as witnesses reported seeing an upturned boat with people in the water. On arrival the ILB crew found nothing. They searched down tide and again found nothing. A small fishing boat in the area reported seeing nothing untoward. It is possible that the witnesses interpreted fishing activities as an emergency situation.

Time

Request Received 8:03am
Time at incident 14 minutes
Time to recovery 51 minutes
Back on Service 9:03am

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight to Moderate
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9RR

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