A male swimmer was caught in a rip current off Blackpool Sands and was struggling for some time to return to shore. He was rescued by two in a small dory. In view of his condition the Coastguard was called and the Coastguard Rescue team from Prawle Point, the Coastguard helicopter and the Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat were all tasked to attend. The helicopter landed on Slapton Sands to the North east of the war memorial carpark and a para-medic from the helicopter attended the casualty. The casualty was well enough to walk to the helicopter before being transferred to hospital. The casualty was ashore before the lifeboat had arrived and the Coastguard team asked two of the crew to help control traffic flow past the incident.