Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat Crew tasked to find missing person

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew launched on Saturday evening to help find a missing person who was found by the police.

The crew received the request to launch at 9.09pm to help find a missing person between Anstey's Cove and Babbacombe in Torbay. Shortly after launching the Two Annes lifeboat the missing person was found by the police and the crew were stood down.

The crew and lifeboat returned safely to station and were recovered at 9.29pm.

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