Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew assist in search
A search for a possible missing person took place on Saturday morning (21 July).
The volunteer crew received the request to launch at 9am on Saturday, a cloudy morning with calm conditions. The report was of a possible missing person in the Dawlish area and the lifeboat crew were tasked to assist in the search.
Further information was received and the search was stood down at 10.09am and the crew and Two Annes lifeboat returned safely to station.
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.