3 men in a boat stranded at Blackpool Sands

Launch No: 471
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Thursday, 8 July 2021
Location: Blackpool Sands

Dart RNLI B-Class Lifeboat was launched to search and recover 3 men in a dinghy near the beach at Blackpool Sands. On arrival it was found that the 3 men had managed to drag the boat up the beach, and therefore no assistance was required. The Volunteer crew stood down and returned to base.


Request Received 7:50pm
Time at incident 4 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 6 minutes
Back on Service 8:58pm


Sea/River State Slight Chop
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 7-10 knots Force 3

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Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Stuart Millard
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Mark Strudwick

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RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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