No. 291
Title: Inflatable recovered
Date: Sat 3rd Jun 2017
Location: Blackpool Sands. Start Bay

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 5:02pm
to launch: -
from alert to incident: 19 mins
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 1 hour, 13 mins
back on service: 6:30pm
Conditions ...
Wind: Westerly, 11-16 knots
Sea State: moderate chop

The RNLI inshore lifeboat and the Dartmouth Coastguard SAR team were tasked by the Coastguard when an inflatable was reported to have been blown out to sea from Blackpool Sands. As the inflatable was not immediately observable and the wind was fresh, the lifeboat carried our a search as they approached Blackpool Sands. The inflatable was recovered from the rocks 150m east of Blackpool sands. In the event no one had been in the inflatable and the owners were ashore with the Coastguard team.
Lifeboat crew. Buster Hart, helmsman. Katy Locke and Mark Conroy crew.
Shore crew. Dai Richards, tractor driver. Jerry Gilby, Paul Manley and Kevin John crew.

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