Third shout in a week for Teignmouth RNLI as crew go to aid of stranded dingy
On Thursday morning a lifeboat crew member saw a casualty in a dingy in the estuary waving his arms in distress and raised the alarm to the Coastguard.
The crew launched at 10.33am and were quickly on scene. The casualty was in a sailing dingy with no engine and had been attempting to enter the harbour against a strong ebb tide and was making no headway. Upon arrival the crew took the dingy under tow and both the casualty and vessel were taken to Polly Steps. The casualty was wearing a wet suit and buoyancy aid and did not require any medical aid. The
Two Annes lifeboat and crew returned safely to station and were recovered at 11.08am.
Boat crew: Adam Truhol, Humphrey Vince, James Crawford, Rob Larkman
Shore crew: Stuart Eames, Matt Slader, Marcus Hughes, Greg Allen, Anna Winston
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