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Both Teignmouth RNLI lifeboats launched to search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday morning both of Teignmouth's lifeboats were launched to search for a missing male who was found safe in Exeter.

The volunteer crew received the request to launch at 9.56am on a sunny day and were tasked to search for a male who had been missing since 20 June. The Harbour Commission's boat was also involved in the search and items of clothing were found at Polly Steps. The missing person was located in Exeter and the search was stood down and the crew and lifeboats returned safely to station and were recovered at 10.55am.

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