Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew assist injured person at Petitor

Lifeboats News Release

A casualty was assisted at Petitor, Torbay following a fall on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 in the morning.

The casualty had sustained a knee injury the previous evening and thought he would rest overnight with three friends. However, in the morning the casualty realised the injury was more serious than initially thought and signalled for help. The lifeboat crew received a request to launch at 9.33am and upon arrival the volunteer lifeboat crew assessed the situation and paramedics were also on scene.

It was agreed that the best extraction was by lifeboat and the crew transferred the casualty to the Two Annes lifeboat over rocky terrain with the Coastguard team. The casualty and friends with members of the Coastguard team were transferred to Oddicombe beach and an ambulance was waiting.

The crew and lifeboat returned safely to station and were recovered at 11.30am.

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