Four thrown into sea as they attempted landing.

Launch No: 37
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Location: Blackpool Sands, Start Bay.

The Coastguard requested that the ILB launch to assist when 4 people were thrown into the sea as they attempted to beach their 16ft speedboad on Blackpool Sands. The RNLI Lifeguards on the beach had assisted them to the shore and the ILB crew righted and recovering the boat before returning it to Dartmouth.


Request Received 1:28pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 32 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 57 minutes
Back on Service 3:40pm


Sea/River State Moderate
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 15 knots

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