Sent to investigate after report of red flares.

Launch No: 84
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Location: Start bay. Search area Froward Point to Scabbacombe.

The Coastguard requested that the Dart ILB search the area from the mouth of the Dart to Scabbacombe in the East as they had received several reports of sightings of 2 red flares in the area. The area from Berry Head to Scabbacombe was searched by the Torbay ALB and the cliffs were searched by mobile CG teams. The visibility was extremely good and nothing untoward was found.


Request Received 9:15pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 12 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 37 minutes
Back on Service 10:59pm


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

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