Two local youths rowed off in their inflatables from Slapton Sands in a strong offshore wind. A holidaymaker immediately realised that they would have difficulty returning to shore and called the Coastguard who then tasked the Dart inshore lifeboat. One youth managed to return but the other, with only one oar and no lifejacket, was rescued one mile offshore. The Coastguard helicopter also attended but the lifeboat reached him first. The rescue has been recorded as a life saved. Lifeboat crew. Helm Kevin Murphy. Crewmen Jamie Mathys and Tony Rendle. Launch crew. Tractor driver Dai Richards.