A dory with two adults on board had been swamped as they attempted to land at Hallsands beach. On their return to Dartmouth the engine cut out when they were 20 feet from the rocks at Coombe Point. They used VHF to contact the Coastguard who requested the Dart lifeboat to launch. The two boatmen were very cold and wet from their immersion at Hallsands. They were towed back to Dartmouth Higher ferry slip where the lifeboat crew were joined by the RNLI launch crew and the dory was recovered to its trailer. The boatmen were taken to the lifeboat station for a hot drink and to dry off.