The Coastguard tasked the lifeboat when three sailors were thrown from their Coastal 17 gaff rigged day boat. They were picked up by a Dart Harbour Authority launch which was already on the water and taken back to the Royal Dart Yacht Club. There they were assessed by paramedics as they were suffering from hypothermia. The inshore lifeboat righted the semi submerged vessel and towed it back to the yacht club.
Lifeboat crew. Helmsman Tony Chapman. Crew Andy Carter and Yorkie Lomas.
Shore crew. Jerry Gilby, Mark Strudwick and Dai Richards.