No. 307
Title: Unlit, unmanned boat off Blackpool Sands
Date: Fri 25th Aug 2017
Location: Blackpool sands, Start Bay.

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 8:42pm
to launch: 8 mins
from alert to incident: 18 mins
spent at incident: 15 mins
to recovery: 53 mins
back on service: 10:00pm
Conditions ...
Wind: Westerly, 1 - 6 knots
Sea State: Calm

Tasked by the coastguard to investigate an unlit boat with no crew on board, lying off Blackpool Sands. The crew had gone ashore in a tender and were having a BBQ on the beach. They also reported seeing a young man walking to the east end of the beach who had not been seen to return. He was identified by a second coastguard team walking up the road above Blackpool Sands before a search was instigated.
Lifeboat crew. Kev Murphy, helmsman. Dean Nettleton and Crispin Brabner crew.
Launch crew. Simon Amphlett, tractor driver. Pete Callis and Hayden Glanvill crew.

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