Teignmouth’s RNLI lifeboat crew rescue man from overturned boat
Teignmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew rescued a male casualty from an overturned boat on Thursday 18 August 2016.
The crew had just completed a training exercise when they were tasked by Solent Coastguard at 9.18pm to assist three people in the water off Dawlish following the capsize of their boat.
Upon arrival the crew found that two of the people had made their way to shore but the third person, a non-swimmer, was clinging to the overturned boat.
Crew recovered the casualty to the lifeboat and he was transferred to the shore where he was assessed and then handed over to the ambulance crew.
The volunteer crew and lifeboat safely returned to station at 10.29pm.
For more information contact Anna Winston, Teignmouth RNLI volunteer press officer, on 07743182033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.