Object seen in the water, possibly linked to previous searches.

Launch No: 368
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 25 December 2018
Location: Leonards Cove. Start Bay.
RNLI Dart D class ILB en route to Leonards Cove
Photo: Andy Kyle
RNLI Dart D class ILB en route to Leonards Cove

An object was seen in the water as dusk fell, just off Leonards Cove. The Police and Dartmouth Coastguard SAR team had already attended. The Coastguard put up para illuminating flares but nothing was seen. (It might have been a seal as they are common in the area)


Request Received 4:16pm
Time at incident 20 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 4 minutes
Back on Service 5:30pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 3 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Caleb Brown
Will Davis

Shore Crew

Karl Guess (Tractor Driver)
Rob Clements
Mark Strudwick

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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