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Teignmouth’s RNLI Lifeboats launch in search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Both of Teignmouth’s lifeboats were involved in the search for a vulnerable male adult in the evening on Sunday, 24 July 2016.

HM Coastguard requested the launch at 6.47pm and the volunteer crew undertook an extensive search in the Atlantic 85 and Arancia A-67 lifeboats.

The search began at Coombe Cellars on the south side of the River Teign and extended towards Newton Abbot. HM Coastguard shore teams were also involved in the search. The crew were on task for over two hours but no person was found and they were stood down by HM Coastguard.

Both lifeboats returned to station and were ready for service by 9.30pm.

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