Several members of the lifeboat crew were signposting a track across Coronation Park for next week's regatta when the pagers sounded, hence the four minute launch time. The Coastguard requested a shoreline search for a missing 12 year old boy, last seen two hours previously climbing the rocks towards Dartmouth at Blackpool Sands. The lifeboat crew started their search at Redlap Cove and had reached Leonards Cove when they were alerted that the Dartmouth mobile Coastguard Search and Rescue team had identified the lad on Blackpool Sands.
Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Lee Darch and Rich Eggleton crew.
Launch crew. Jim Brent, tractor driver. Jerry Gilby and Buster Hart crew