No. 299
Title: Red distress flare upriver
Date: Fri 28th Jul 2017
Location: Upriver near Ashprington

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 2:41am
to launch: 11 mins
from alert to incident: 34 mins
spent at incident: 40 mins
to recovery: 1 hour, 44 mins
back on service: 4:40am
Conditions ...
Wind: West South West, 11-16 knots
Sea State: River calm

A red flare had been sighted in the Ashprington area and the Falmouth Coastguard tasked the Dart RNLI lifeboat to investigate. The spring tide was at its lowest during the night search making navigation a test. Nothing abnormal was seen on either bank and the moored vessels in the river showed no signs of having a problem. No Royal Marine activity had been logged by the Coastguard.
Lifeboat crew. Rich Eggleton, helm. Mark Conroy and Dean Nettleton crew
Launch crew Stuart Millard tractor driver. Tom Shanley crew.

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