Teignmouth RNLI crew assist people off Babbacombe

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday evening (3 June 2018) Teignmouth lifeboat crew were launched following the breakdown of a vessel.

The volunteer crew received the request to launch at 7.53pm and were tasked to go to the Babbacombe area. Upon arrival the crew took the two casualties aboard the Two Annes lifeboat and a crew member went aboard the broken-down vessel which had ran out of fuel. The vessel was taken under tow and was transferred to the casualties mooring at Teignmouth and the casualties safely disembarked.

The lifeboat and crew returned to station and were recovered at 9.15pm.

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