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Big crowd at Teignmouth RNLI Walk-in-the-Sea

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Fantastic turnout at the walk-in-the-sea on Boxing Day

Participants at the walk-in-the-sea

RNLI/Anna Winston

Participants at the walk-in-the-sea
A huge crowd assembled on Teignmouth sea front on Boxing Day for the annual walk-in-the-sea. Many participants chose to wear fancy dress including smurfs, flamingos and more.

The Two Annes lifeboat and crew were afloat to oversee the event and there were also volunteer crew ashore.

Thank you to everyone who took part and to those who came along and supported the event.
The event attracted a big crowd

RNLI/Anna Winston

The event attracted a big crowd
Smurfs and the lifeboat

RNLI/Anna Winston

Smurfs and the lifeboat

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