The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was diverted from an exercise to attend a 7.2m yacht with two adults onboard. The yacht had sailed onto the Blackness Rock and was caught fast by her rudder. A member of the lifeboat crew went into the water and was able to free the rudder and the vessel refloated. The crew then checked the yacht for any other damage and ingress of water, but all was well. The yacht was then able to proceed up to Totnes under her own power.