Inflatable recovered

Launch No: 291
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Location: Blackpool Sands. Start Bay
Photo: RNLI Crew

The RNLI inshore lifeboat and the Dartmouth Coastguard SAR team were tasked by the Coastguard when an inflatable was reported to have been blown out to sea from Blackpool Sands. As the inflatable was not immediately observable and the wind was fresh, the lifeboat carried our a search as they approached Blackpool Sands. The inflatable was recovered from the rocks 150m east of Blackpool sands. In the event no one had been in the inflatable and the owners were ashore with the Coastguard team.


Request Received 5:02pm
Time to recovery 1 hour, 13 minutes
Back on Service 6:30pm


Sea/River State Moderate Chop
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Katy Sarah
Mark Conroy

Shore Crew

Dai Richards (Tractor Driver)
Jerry Gilby
Kevin John

Deputy Launch Authority

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