Small dinghy thought to be in need of assistance

Launch No: 234
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Location: Seaward of Kingswear Castle
Photo: Riki Bannister
Dart crew return after false alarm with good intent

A concerned member of the public contacted the Coastguard to report a dinghy, with four occupants, who appeared to be in need of assistance just seaward of Kingswear Castle. At 15:03 Falmouth Coastguard tasked the lifeboat to investigate. On arrival at the scene the lifeboat crew found the crew of the dinghy safe, well equipped and the dinghy in good working order. Although this incident turned out to be an unintentional false alarm we urge the public to be vigilant and report any concerns they may have to the Coastguard.


Request Received 3:05pm
Time at incident 2 minutes
Time to recovery 25 minutes
Back on Service 3:45pm


Sea/River State Moderate Chop
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 17-27 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Kevin John

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Pete Callis
Stuart Millard

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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