Andy Pomeroy, helming in high winds
The Dart lifeboat had just launched on exercise when they were tasked by the Coastguard to evacuate two sailors marooned on their 28ft Falmouth work boat, moored above Dittisham. They had gone out to check the yacht in their small inflatable tender with an outboard. By the time they had finished the weather conditions had deteriorated and the wind and wave conditions were poor with a severe storm approaching so they requested help. They were taken on board the lifeboat which then took them and their tender to Dittisham.