Two call outs for Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat Crew
Teignmouth lifeboat crew had two call outs following the Station Open Day on Sunday, 5 August 2018.
The first launch was to a casualty aboard a 24ft sailing boat who was in difficulty. The launch request was received at 4.28pm and the volunteer crew were tasked to the north of Spratt sand. The crew took the vessel on tow and returned to Teignmouth harbour.
The lifeboat crew were re-tasked at 4.54pm to assist two people aboard a speedboat at the entrance to the river Teign. This vessel had started to tow the previous casualty but the boat was swamped by a large wave which caused the electrics to shut down. The crew took the vessel on tow and returned it to New Quay beach at Teignmouth with the casualties.
The Two Annes lifeboat and crew returned safely to station and the lifeboat was ready for service at 5.31pm.
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.