No. 313
Title: Windsurfer unable to reach shore
Date: Sun 10th Sep 2017
Location: Beesands. Start Bay

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 1:00pm
to launch: 8 mins
from alert to incident: -
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 20 mins
back on service: 1:30pm
Conditions ...
Wind: Southwesterly, 11-21 knots
Sea State: Moderate

Falmouth Coastguard tasked RNLI Dart D class lifeboat and RNLI Salcombe Tamar all weather lifeboat to a windsurfer off Beesands who appeared to be unable to return to the beach in the prevailing wind conditions. Dart lifeboat launched in eight minutes but was recalled as they reached the Lower Ferry in Dartmouth Harbour as the windsurfer had landed safely.
Lifeboat crew. Buster Hart, helmsman. Yorkie Lomas and Kev Murphy crew.
launch crew. Stuart Millard, tractor driver. Tom Shanley, Katy Locke and Rich Eggleton crew.

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