Back to work for most of the team today after the Carnival last week, but not before a 07:20am tasking to investigate a red dinghy that had been found adrift off Ballard.
Our first concern in such cases is to assess whether anyone has fallen out of the boat, or whether it was simply washed off the beach or set adrift deliberately.
We established that there hadn't been anyone on board and so the potential for a sea search was removed. We then set abut trying to identify the owner, and by 11.00am with help from the local community of commercial fishermen, the owner had been located and reunited with his boat.
Investigations are ongoing but it would appear that it was initially taken from the beach early on Monday, perhaps with malicious intent, but then later discarded.