Teignmouth lifeboat crew help in search for missing person
A search took place on Thursday morning to find a missing male in the Withy Point area.
The request to launch was received at 6.14am and the volunteer crew were on scene by 6.36am to search for a missing male. The Berryhead Coastguard team were called to assist and the helicopter Rescue 924 attended and the casualty was extracted by the helicopter. The lifeboat crew were stood down and returned safely to station and were recovered at 9.19am.
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 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.