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Both Teignmouth lifeboats tasked to report of person in water

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat crew launched both lifeboats on Friday morning to go to the Town Quay area at Newton Abbot in response to a report of a person in the water.

The Two Annes lifeboat launched first at 6.56am followed by the Arancia at 7am. The report was of a person in the River Teign between Town Quay and the River Lemon. Due to the tidal conditions as it was two hours after low water the Arancia could travel further up the river and the crew found the casualty and recovered him to the lifeboat. The casualty was transferred to an ambulance at Town Quay.

The lifeboats and crew returned safely to station and were refuelled and ready for service at 8.50am.

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