Man cut off by tide at Jenny Cole's Cove

Launch No: 315
Craft: Elaine McLeod Scott D 812
Friday, 6 October 2017
Location: Jenny Cole's Cove, South of Blackpool Sands. Start Bay.
Dart crew on shout to Jenny Cole's Cove
Photo: Andy Kyle
D812 heading for Start Bay
Dart crew on shout to Jenny Cole's Cove

A 56 year old man made his way at low tide from Blackpool Sands to Jenny Cole’s Cove to the south. He became trapped by the tide and was unable to climb the cliffs. As he was preparing to try and wade back, fully clothed, he was seen by a property owner at Matt’s point who raised the alarm.

The Dartmouth Coastguard SAR team and the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat were tasked to attend. He was rescued from the beach in the cove by the lifeboat crew and taken to the lifeboat station in Dartmouth where he was assessed and given a hot drink and warm dry clothing before being driven home by the Coastguard team.


Request Received 4:42pm
Time at incident 45 minutes
Time to recovery 48 minutes
Back on Service 5:45pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Lee Darch
Haydn Glanvill
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Stuart Millard (Tractor Driver)

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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