Asked to investigate dinghy near Sharpham

Launch No: 42
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 28 September 2009
Location: Opposite Sharpham Boathouse, River Dart

A member of the public reported to the Coastguard that 2 men and a woman might be in need of assistance in a 10 foot pram dinghy near Sharpham. The Coastguard requested the ILB to investigate. The boat was found beached opposite the Sharpham Boathouse. They were grateful that the lifeboat had come but felt able to return to Totnes unaided.


Request Received 2:40pm
Time at incident 5 minutes
Time to recovery 50 minutes
Back on Service 3:46pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 10-14 knots

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