Requested to investigate inflatable yacht tender in the surf

Launch No: 396
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Location: Torcross beach. Start bay.

The Dart B class lifeboat was requested by the Coastguard to investigate an unmanned inflatable yacht tender in the shore surf just off the beach at Torcross. On arrival the tender had been washed ashore and due to heavy dumping sea on the beach it was decided that it was too unsafe to investigate close to shore. The lifeboat conducted a search of the area to look for anyone in trouble and found no one. The tender was presumed to have been washed from the beach. Dart lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.


Request Received 8:48pm
Time at incident 26 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 22 minutes
Back on Service 10:20pm


Sea/River State Moderate
Wind Direction East
Wind Strength 22 knots (Gusts: 27

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Chris Tracey (Helm)
Jamie Mathys
Dean Nettleton

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Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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