Red distress flare upriver

Launch No: 299
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Friday, 28 July 2017
Location: Upriver near Ashprington

A red flare had been sighted in the Ashprington area and the Falmouth Coastguard tasked the Dart RNLI lifeboat to investigate. The spring tide was at its lowest during the night search making navigation a test. Nothing abnormal was seen on either bank and the moored vessels in the river showed no signs of having a problem. No Royal Marine activity had been logged by the Coastguard.


Request Received 2:41am
Time at incident 40 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 44 minutes
Back on Service 4:40am


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Dean Nettleton
Mark Conroy

Shore Crew

Stuart Millard (Tractor Driver)
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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